MACHINE: 4.5 mm gauge machine; no ribber needed.
SIZE: Approx. 12 month size. Finished width 56 cm or 22 inches. Finished length of the pullover is 28 cm or 11 inches. Finished length of the cardigan is 30.5 cm or 12 inches.
YARN: Yeoman Panama 50% acrylic/50% cotton, 120 g of MC, 30 g of CC.
GAUGE: Stocking stitch, T7, 8.8 stitches and 11.4 rows to 1 inch or 35.2 stitches and 45.6 rows to 10 cm or 4 inches.
NOTE: The single motif is optional. The single motif on the sample was Stitchworld #97, started on RC034 with the #5 key on so it will be upside-down. Motif ended on RC070. However I would not recommend attempting the motif on your first upside-down sweater as you will be doing several things at the same time and it is easy to forget something.
*With WY and ravel cord, cast on 30 sts. Remove comb. RC000, COR, have carriage set to hold. E-wrap CO loosely over sts.* Pull all sts to HP except R15. With MC at MT, K2R on this st. COR. On right side, increase 1 st EOR by pulling an empty ndl to WP when COR 27 times. At the same time on left side, push sts to UWP as follows, wrapping when COL after RC006: 1 st ER 3 times (RC002, 003, 004) and 3 sts EOR 2 times (RC006, 008). RC009, COL, 14 sts in WP. Pull all sts to hold and cut yarn.
RC000, COR. Push L15 to WP and knit 3 rows on this st without wrapping. COL. On left side, increase 1 st EOR by pulling an empty ndl to WP when COL 27 times; wrap when COR after RC006. At the same time on right side, push sts to UWP as given above (RC will be 1 number higher each time).
RC009, COL. Pull 1 new ndl to WP and knit1 row over all sts. 38 sts in WP. Continue to increase on carriage side ER to RC056. 84 sts in WP. E-wrap 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Knit to RC116 and remove on WY or garter bar.
Note: There are fewer rows on the front between the neck shaping and the armhole so there are more stitches cast on, fewer stitches to be increased and fewer rows to knit to the bottom.
Repeat * to * as for back but over 42 sts. Pull all sts to HP except R21. With MC at MT, knit 2 rows on this st. COR. On right side, increase 1 st EOR by pulling an empty ndl to WP when COR 21 times. At same time on left side, push sts to UWP as follows: 6 sts EOR once, then 6 sts ER once.
RC005, COL. Pull all sts to hold and cut yarn.
RC000, COR. Bring L21 to WP and knit 3 rows without wrapping. COL. On left begin increasing EOR when COL 21 times. At same time on right side, push sts to UWP as given above.
RC005, COL. Pull 1 new ndl to WP and knit 1 row over all sts. 46 sts in WP. Continue to increase on carriage side ER to RC044. E-wrap 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Knit to RC104 and remove on WY or garter bar.
With wrong side of body piece facing you, hang first row on 84 sts, doubling up evenly across the work. RC000, COR. With CC, knit 10 rows at MT-1, knit 1 row at T10 and knit 10 rows at MT-1. Pick up the bars of the row above the decreased row. Knit 1 row at MT, 1 at T10 and bind off loosely. Or you could bind off without picking up, fold the hem in half to the inside and slip stitch by hand. Repeat for second body piece.
RC000, COR. With MC, e-wrap L3 and knit at MT. RC002, COR, carriage set to hold. With wrong side facing you and starting from the neck, pick up loops of back piece on 27 ndls on left and pull to hold. RC013, pick up loops on front piece on 21 ndls on right and pull to hold. 60 sts in WP. Beginning at RC002, push 1 st to UWP opposite carriage on ER to RC055; no need to wrap. At same time, shape front neck as follows: RC002, e-wrap 1 st on right E2R X2, 2 sts E2R X3, 3 sts ER X1. RC013.
After all the loops are in work, pick up 6 e-wrapped sts of the body at the beginning of next 2 rows. Knit to RC062, decrease 1 st ea side E8R X2. E7R X6. Knit to RC120 and remove on WY or garter bar.
Knit as for right but in reverse by starting on R3 and knitting 1 row more before starting shaping and increasing. Hang back piece on the right and front on the left.
Knit as given for the bottom hems over 48 sts.
With CC, e-wrap CO over 94 sts. At MT-1, knit 6 rows, knit 1 at T10, knit 6 at MT-1. Remove on waste yarn.
Sew the side seam of the neckband. Pin around the neckline and backstitch in place. Fold in half and slip stitch to the inside. Block sweater. Mattress stitch side and sleeve seams.
© Eileen Montgomery 2004