Dare to Make It Knit-Along: An Easy Little Cardi, Part Two

comments (2) December 4th, 2008     

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This is the yoke with the stitches picked up.
Use a tapestry needle to place the sleeve stitches onto a length of scrap yarn to use as a holder.
The held stitches on the length of scrap yarn will look like this.
This is the yoke with the stitches picked up.

This is the yoke with the stitches picked up.

Photo: Tina Hilton
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This week we are going to separate the sleeves, place the stitches on stitch holders, and begin to knit the body of the sweater. Here is where you will be strategically creating decrease stitches to accomplish the sophisticated fit. Bust darts come up from the bottom front of the cardi and decrease shaping is formed up the middle of the back, providing a slimming waistline. Because of the ingenious shaping, this sweater will be flattering for all body shapes and sizes. Give it a go! If you are just joining us and want to see the first set of instructions, jump over to the first post on November 25th.

Size Small (other sizes are listed below)
Place the sleeve stitches onto holders.
Row 20 (WS): p18, place next 22 sts for first sleeve on scrap yarn, p36, place next 22 sts for second sleeve on scrap yarn, p18-72 sts on needle.


Use a tapestry needle to place the sleeve stitches onto a length of scrap yarn to use as a holder.

 


The held stitches on the length of scrap yarn will look like this.

Body Shaping
Rows 21 AND 25: Knit.
Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34: Purl.
Row 23: k34, SSK, k2tog, k34-70 sts.
Row 27: k33, SSK, k2tog, k33-68 sts.
Row 29: k7, SSK, k2tog, k46, SSK, k2tog, k7-64 sts.
Row 31: k6, SSK, k2tog, k20, SSK, k2tog, k20, SSK, k2tog, k6-58 sts.
Row 33: k5, SSK, k2tog, k40, SSK, k2tog, k5-54 sts.


Row 33: 54 sts. Here you can see the shaping beginning to take form.

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Comments (2)

Tina_Hilton writes: I'm really looking forward to seeing all the finished projects myself. You will be amazed how fast this sweater knits up so give it a go!
Posted: 4:09 pm on December 5th
cirone writes: Fun! I want to see people's pictures =) This will be fun to try out when I have more time. Thanks for all the detailed notes and pictures!
Posted: 3:31 pm on December 4th
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