Andi Cardigan

I’ve been back to knitting for my forthcoming BJD and struggling with obtaining accurate gauge on lace-weight yarn.

Andi

This time I decided to make a cardigan with raglan sleeves and a little bit of lacy ribbing.

Andi

For mine, I used Knit Picks Shadow in Foxtrot.

Andi

Knitting Pattern: Andi Cardigan

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Notes

For Littlefee, YOSD, and other 30 cm BJDs

Sleeves in pattern are wider than prototype

Materials

Lace-weight yarn

US size 1 (2.25 mm) straight needles (dpns optional)

A small amount of contrasting yarn in a similar weight or stitch holders

4 stitch markers (or rings of contrasting yarn)

Embroidery needle

Gauge

32 st = 4 in (stockinette stitch)

Pattern

Start

CO 32 on straight needles

Rows 1 & 2: *k1, p1 * to end of row (single rib)

Row 3: k6, pm, k1, m1, k4, m1, k1, pm, k8, pm, k1, m1, k4, m1, k1, pm, k6 (6-8-8-8-6)

Row 4: k4, purl to last 4 st, k4

 Raglan Sleeves

RS Rows: knit, m1 before and after each marker

WS Rows: k4, purl to last 4 st, k4

Repeat until total stitches equal 84 (12-20-20-20-12), ending on WS row

Next Row: k13, move 18 to contrasting yarn,  k22, move 18 to contrasting yarn, k13

Next Row: WS Rows: k4, purl to last 4 st, k4

Lace Pattern

RS Rows: k4, *yo, ssk * to last 4 st, k4

WS Rows: k4, *yo, p2tog * to last 4 st, k4

Repeat until you have about 1 inch or lace (or desired length)

Next 2 Rows: *k1, p1 * to end of row (single rib)

BO loosely

Sleeves

Move one set of sts from contrasting yarn to straight or dpns

Knit in st st until sleeve measures 3 in from collar (or desired length)

Next 2 Rows: *k1, p1 * to end of row (single rib)

BO loosely (if using straight needles, leave enough yarn to seam sleeves)

Repeat for other sleeve

Finishing

Seam sleeves (if required) and weave in all ends.  Block if desired.

Terminology

CO – cast on

k1 – knit 1

p1 – purl 1

pm – place marker

st – stitch

st st – stockinette stitch: knit on RS rows, pul on WS rows

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

m1 – make one

yo – yarn over

ssk – slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, knit slipped stitches together

p2tog – purl two together

BO – bind off

Variations

For a quicker, easier knit, continue in st st instead of knitting the lace pattern, or use broken rib stitch (k1, p1 on RS row and purl across on the WS rows) for a similar look

For capped sleeves, BO instead of transferring the sts to contrasting yarn

Add a single button or clasp at the collar, or buttons up the front

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About Marika

Writer, knitter, composer, artist, DIYer and a half-dozen flavors of geek. View all posts by Marika

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