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Pêssego Cardigan




Materials

Yarn: Anne (100% Cotton, 547 yds / 500 m – 147,5 grams).

MC: 3 (3 3 4 4) (5 5 6 7) balls of colorway 4514 Pessego (Peach).

CC: 1 (1 1 1 1) (1 1 2 2) balls of colorway 4456 Laranja (Orange).

 

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm 32" / 80 cm circular needles and DPNs, US 3 / 3.25 mm 32" / 80 cm circular needles and DPNs (or preferred needles for small circumference knitting).

 

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, 6 buttons with 0.5’’ / 1.2 cm diameter, tapestry needle.





Level of difficulty





Pêssego cardigan is a boxy cardigan with an interesting stitch pattern. It is knitted in fingering weight yarn with a lot of positive ease.

The pattern is easy-to-memorize and very fun to work.

 

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

 

Recommended ease: 8 to 10” / 20 to 35 cm of positive ease.

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Final Chest circumference (including ease): 40 (45 50 53 56.75) (61.5 65 70 73)” / 100 (112.5 125 133 142) (154 162.5 175 183) cm.

Body length from underarm to hem: 12’’ / 30 cm (all sizes).

Armhole Depth: 8.75 (9 9.5 10.25 11) (12 12.75 13 13.5)” / 22 (23 24 26 28) (30 32 33 34) cm.

Upper Arm Circumference: 17.5 (18.25 19 20.75 22.25) (24 25.5 26.25 27)” / 44 (46 48 52 56) (60 64 66 68) cm.

Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 15.75’’ / 37 cm.


GAUGE

24 sts x 33 rounds to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in Pessego Pattern after blocking.

 

 

NOTES

When it is written “Pessego Pattern to x sts from end” it means that you are going to work the full pattern (10 sts repeat). When it is written “y sts of Pessego Pattern”, it means you are going to work the y sts before or after the full repetition of the pattern and you must keep following the pattern.

 

This cardigan is worked from the top down.

 

You may wish to try on the cardigan before joining the back and fronts at the base of the armholes. Both body and sleeves lengths are easily modified to suit your own body measurements and the drop-shoulder construction makes it simple to adjust the size you choose to work for the sleeves.

 

 

STITCH PATTERNS

2 X 2 Rib (flat)

Row 1 (RS): K2, p2, repeat to end.

Row 2 (WS): K2, p2, repeat to end.

Repeat rows 1-2 for pattern.

 

2 X 2 Rib (in the round)

Round 1: K2, p2, repeat to end.

Repeat rnd 1 for pattern.

 

Pessego Pattern (flat)

Row 1 (RS): K5, 1/1 LC, k3, repeat to end.

Row 2 (WS): Purl to end.

Row 3 (RS): Knit to end.

Row 4 (WS): Purl to end.

Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

Row 11 (RS): 1/1 LC, k8, repeat to end.

Row 12 (WS): Purl to end.

Rows 13-20: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

 

 

Pessego Pattern (in the round)

Round 1: K5, 1/1 LC, k3, repeat to end.

Rounds 2-10: Knit to end.

Round 11: 1/1 LC, k8, repeat to end.

Rounds 12-10: Knit to end.

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

BACK

With MC and US 4 / 3.5 mm needles, CO 122 (137, 152, 162, 172) (187, 197, 212, 222) sts using the cast on method of your choice.

Purl 1 row.

Place a split-ring marker or a safety pin through 40 (47, 52, 57, 61) (66, 71, 77, 82) sts in from each side along cast on edge.

 

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Short Row 1 (RS): K 115 (129, 143, 152, 161) (175, 184, 198, 207), turn work.

Short Row 2 (WS): mDS, p 107 (120, 133, 141, 149) (162, 170, 183, 191), turn work.

Short Row 3 (RS): mDS, k to 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) sts before DS from previous row, turn work.

Short Row 4 (WS): mDS, p to 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) sts before DS from previous row, turn work.

Short Rows 5-10: Rep Short Rows 3-4 three more times.

 

Note: In the next rows, when working over the DS, kDS or pDS depending on whether you are knitting or purling.

Next Row (RS): mDS, k to the end.

Next Row (WS): P to the end.

 

MAIN FABRIC

Begin Pessego Pattern, beginning with Row 1 and keep working as follows:

Next Row (RS): K1, Pessego Pattern to 1 (6, 1, 1, 1) (6, 6, 1, 1) st from end, 0 (5, 0, 0, 0) (5, 5, 0, 0) sts in Pessego Pattern, k1.

Next Row (WS): P1, 0 (5, 0, 0, 0) (5, 5, 0, 0) sts in Pessego Pattern, Pessego Pattern to 1 st from end, p1.

 

Work even (according to the established stitch pattern) until piece measures 8.75 (9 9.5 10.25 11) (12 12.75 13 13.5)” / 22 (23 24 26 28) (30 32 33 34) cm measured at armhole edge, ending with a WS row.

Note: If you prefer to work a different sleeve size than body size, work to the armhole depth that matches the size of the sleeve that you will work.

 

Break yarn; transfer sts to a stitch holder or a waste yarn and set aside.

 

 

RIGHT FRONT

Note: Now you are going to start the increases for the V neck.

You will increase 1 st (m1r) before the last 2 sts in the end of the row on the right side every 4th row for 15 (15, 18, 18, 19) (21, 21, 23, 23) times, and then every 2nd row twice.

 

With MC and RS of back facing, US 4 / 3.5 mm needles and beginning at armhole edge, pick up and knit 41 (48, 53, 58, 62) (67, 72, 78, 83) sts from armhole edge to marker.

 

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Short Row 1 (WS): P 34 (40, 44, 48, 51) (55, 59, 64, 68), turn work.

Short Row 2 (RS): mDS, k to 1 st from end, m1r, k1.

Short Row 3 (WS): P to 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) sts before DS from previous row, turn work.

Short Row 4 (RS) (V neck increase): mDS, k to 2 sts from end, m1r, k2.

Short Row 5 (WS): P to 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) sts before DS from previous row, turn work.

Short Row 6 (RS): mDS, k to end.

Short Rows 7-10: Rep Short Rows 3-6 one more time.

 

Next Row (WS): P to the end.

Next Row (RS) (V neck increase): K to 2 sts from end, m1r, k2.

Next Row (WS): P to the end.

 

MAIN FABRIC

Begin Pessego Pattern, beginning with Row 1 and keep working as follows (note: the first and last sts in Pessego Pattern are not a complete 10 sts pattern repeat):

Next Row (RS): K1, 0 (5, 0, 0, 0) (5, 5, 0, 0) sts in Pessego Pattern, Pessego Pattern to 4 (6, 6, 11, 5) (5, 10, 11, 6) sts from end, PM, 2 (4, 4, 9, 3) (3, 8, 9, 4) sts in Pessego Pattern, PM, k2.

Next Row (WS): P2, SM, 2 (4, 4, 9, 3) (3, 8, 9, 4) sts in Pessego Pattern, SM, Pessego Pattern to 1 (6, 1, 1, 1) (6, 6, 1, 1) st from end, 0 (5, 0, 0, 0) (5, 5, 0, 0) sts in Pessego Pattern, p1.

Next Row (RS) (V neck increase): K1, 0 (5, 0, 0, 0) (5, 5, 0, 0) sts in Pessego Pattern, Pessego Pattern to 4 (6, 6, 11, 5) (5, 10, 11, 6) sts from end, SM, 2 (4, 4, 9, 3) (3, 8, 9, 4) sts in Pessego Pattern, m1r, SM, k2.

Next Row (WS): P2, SM, 3 (5, 5, 10, 4) (4, 9, 10, 5) sts in Pessego Pattern, SM, Pessego Pattern to 1 (6, 1, 1, 1) (6, 6, 1, 1) st from end, 0 (5, 0, 0, 0) (5, 5, 0, 0) sts in Pessego Pattern, p1.

 

 

Note 1: Every time you have 10 sts between markers, you can do one more repetition of Pessego Pattern. In that moment you move the first marker 10 sts to the left and start counting again.

Note 2: Don´t forget to keep doing the V neck increases until you have 59 (66, 74, 79, 84) (91, 94, 104, 109) sts in the front.

 

Work even (according to the established stitch pattern) until piece measures 8.75 (9 9.5 10.25 11) (12 12.75 13 13.5)” / 22 (23 24 26 28) (30 32 33 34) cm measured at armhole edge, ending with a WS row (the same chart row you finished in the back).

 

Break yarn and transfer stitches to stitch holder or waste yarn.

 

 

LEFT FRONT

Note: Now you are going to start the increases for the V neck.

You will increase 1 st (m1l) after the first 2 sts in the beginning of the row on the right side every 4th row for 15 (15, 18, 18, 19) (21, 21, 23, 23) times, and then every 2nd row twice.

 

With MC and RS of back facing, US 4 / 3.5 mm needles and beginning at left split-ring marker, pick up and knit 41 (48, 53, 58, 62) (67, 72, 78, 83) sts from marker to armhole edge.

Purl 1 row (WS).

 

SHAPE SHOULDER (don´t forget to do the V neck increases)

Short Row 1 (RS): K1, m1l, k 33 (39, 43, 47, 50) (54, 58, 63, 67), turn work.

Short Row 2 (WS): mDS, p to end.

Short Row 3 (RS) (V neck increase): K2, m1l, k to 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) sts before DS from previous row, turn work.

Short Row 4 (WS): mDS, p to end.

Short Row 5 (RS): K to 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) sts before DS from previous row, turn work.

Short Row 6 (WS): mDS, p to end.

Short Rows 7-10: Rep Short Rows 3-6 one more time.

 

Next Row (RS) (V neck increase): K2, m1l, k to the end.

Next Row (WS): P to the end.

 

MAIN FABRIC

Begin Pessego Pattern, beginning with Row 1 and keep working as follows (note: the first sts in Pessego Pattern are not a complete 10 sts pattern):

Next Row (RS): K2, PM, 2 (9, 4, 9, 3) (8, 3, 9, 4) sts in Pessego Pattern, PM, Pessego Pattern to 1 st from end, k1.

Next Row (WS): P1, Pessego Pattern to marker, SM, 2 (9, 4, 9, 3) (8, 3, 9, 4) sts in Pessego Pattern, SM, p2.

Next Row (RS) (V neck increase): K2, SM, m1l, 2 (9, 4, 9, 3) (8, 3, 9, 4) sts in Pessego Pattern, SM, Pessego Pattern to 1 st from end, k1.

Next Row (WS): P1, Pessego Pattern to marker, SM, 3 (10, 5, 10, 4) (9, 4, 10, 5) sts in Pessego Pattern, SM, p2.

 

Note 1: Every time you have 10 sts between markers, you can do 1 more repetition of Pessego Pattern. In that moment you move the second marker 10 sts to the right and start counting again.

Note 2: Don´t forget to keep doing the V neck increases until you have 59 (66, 74, 79, 84) (91, 94, 104, 109) sts in the front.

 

Work even (according to the established stitch pattern) until piece measures 8.75 (9 9.5 10.25 11) (12 12.75 13 13.5)” / 22 (23 24 26 28) (30 32 33 34) cm measured at armhole edge, ending with a WS row (the same chart row you finished in the back).

 

 

JOIN BACK AND FRONTS

Joining Row (RS): Work in established pattern across left front sts to 2 sts from end, k2tog, PM, then return held back stitches to LHN and ssk, work in established pattern across back sts to 2 sts from end, k2tog, PM, then return held right front stitches to LHN and ssk, work in established pattern across right front sts.

236 (265, 296, 316, 336) (365, 386, 416, 436) sts.

 

 

BODY

Work even (according to the established stitch pattern) until piece measures 10.5’’ / 26.5 cm from underarm or 1.25” / 3.5 cm less than desired length.

 

RIBBING

Join CC and remove markers.

With CC and US 3 / 3.25 mm needles, work as follows (RS): 0 (k2tog, 0, 0, 0) (k2tog, k2tog, 0, 0), k to 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (0, 2, 0, 0) sts from end, 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (0, k2tog, 0, 0). 236 (264, 296, 316, 336) (364, 384, 416, 436) sts.

 

With CC, work 3 rows in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern (see Stitch Patterns).

With MC, work 2 rows in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern.

With CC, work 2 rows in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern.

With MC, work 4 rows in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern. Cut MC.

Next Row (RS) (CC): Knit to the end.

BO all sts with a relaxed tension.

 

 

SLEEVES

Note: If you have chosen to work a different sleeve size than body size, remember to follow the corresponding instructions for the new size when working the sleeves.

 

With MC, US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in preferred style for small circumference circular knitting and beginning at underarm join, pick up and knit 108 (110, 114, 126, 134) (144, 154, 158, 164) sts around the armhole (+/- 3 sts every 4 rows). Place marker for BOR and join for working in the rnd.

 

Begin Pessego Pattern, beginning with Row 1 and keep working as follows:

Next Rnd: K 4 (0, 2, 3, 2) (2, 2, 4, 2), Pessego Pattern to 4 (0, 2, 3, 2) (2, 2, 4, 2) st from end, k 4 (0, 2, 3, 2) (2, 2, 4, 2).

 

SHAPE SLEEVES

Work in established pattern 9 rnds.

Sleeve Decrease Rnd: K2tog, work in established pattern to 2 sts from end, ssk. (2 stitches dec(‘d)).

 

Rep last 10 rnds 10 (10, 10, 7, 5) (3, 0, 0, 0) more times. 86 (88, 92, 110, 122) (136, 152, 156, 162) sts.

 

Only Sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Work in established pattern 4 rnds.

Sleeve Decrease Rnd: K2tog, work in established pattern to 2 sts from end, ssk. (2 stitches dec(‘d)).

 

Rep last 10 rnds 0 (0, 0, 5, 9) (15, 21, 21, 21) more times. 86 (88, 92, 98, 102) (104, 108, 112, 118) sts.

 

All Sizes

Work even (according to the established stitch pattern) until sleeve measures 15.75’’ / 37 cm from underarm or 1.25” / 3.5 cm less than desired length.

 

RIBBING

Join CC.

With CC and US 3 / 3.25 mm needles, work next Rnd (decrease round) (CC): K 1 (2, 1, 1, 0) (1, 0, 2, 2), [k2tog, k1] to 0 (2, 1, 1, 0) (1, 0, 2, 2) sts from end, k 1 (2, 1, 1, 0) (1, 0, 2, 2). 58 (60, 62, 66, 68) (70, 72, 76, 80) sts.

 

Next Rnd (decrease round) (CC): K2tog (0, k2tog, k2tog, 0) (k2tog, 0, 0, 0), k 1 (2, 1, 1, 2) (1, 2, 2, 2), p2, [k2, p2] to 5 (4, 5, 5, 4) (5, 4, 4, 4) sts from end, k2, p 1 (2, 1, 1, 2) (1, 2, 2, 2), p2tog (0, p2tog, p2tog, 0) (p2tog, 0, 0, 0).

56 (60, 60, 64, 68) (68, 72, 76, 80) sts.

 

With CC, work 2 rnds in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern.

With MC, work 2 rnds in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern.

With CC, work 2 rnds in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern.

With MC, work 4 rnds in 2x2 Ribbing Pattern. Cut MC.

Next Rnd (CC): Knit to the end.

BO all sts with a relaxed tension.

 

BUTTON BAND

With RS facing, using CC, US 3 / 3.25 mm needles and starting at the bottom of right front, pick up and knit 122 (122, 128, 130, 134) (138, 138, 146, 146) sts until the back, then along back neck edge pick up and knit 42 (42, 50, 50, 50) (54, 54, 58, 58) sts and then pick up and knit 122 (122, 128, 130, 134) (138, 138, 146, 146) sts along left front.

286 (286, 306, 310, 318) (330, 330, 350, 350) sts.

 

Next Row (WS) (CC): P2, [k2, p2] to the end.

Next Row (RS) (CC): K2, [p2, k2] to the end.

Next Row (WS) (CC): P2, [k2, p2] to the end.

Next Row (RS) (CC) (Button hole): K2, p1, [yo, k2tog, k1, [p2,k2] 2 times, p2, k1, yo, p2tog, p1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1] 2 times, yo, k2tog, k1, [p2,k2] 2 times, p2, k1, yo, p2tog, p1, [k2, p2] to 2 sts from end, k2.

Next Row (WS) (MC): P2, [k2, p2] to the end.

Next Row (RS) (MC): K2, [p2, k2] to the end.

Next Row (WS) (CC): Purl to end.

 

BO all sts with a relaxed tension.

 

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Sew underarms openings if necessary. Sew the 6 buttons. Wet or steam block to measurements.


ABBREVIATIONS USED:

1/1 LC – Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and put it on the front of the work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.

approx. - Approximately

BO – Bind off

CC – Contrast Colour.

CO – Cast On

dec(‘d) – Decrease(d)/ decreasing

DPN(s) – Double Point Needle(s)

DS – Double stitch

inc(‘d) – Increase(d)/ increasing

k – Knit

k2tog – Knit two stitches together (1 stitch decrease)

kDS – Knit double stitch: Knit both legs together

LH - Left Hand

LHN – Left-hand needle

m – Marker

m1r – Right slanting increase, make one right (1 stitch increased)

m1l - Left slanting increase, make one left (1 stitch increased)

MC – Main Color

mDS – Make double stitch: Slip the next stitch with yarn in front. Bring the yarn over the right needle to the back and pull on the slipped stitch until it looks like a double stitch (two legs)

p – Purl

p2tog – Purl two stitches together (1 stitch decrease)

pDS – Purl double stitch: Purl both legs together

PM – Place marker

rep - Repeat

RH - Right Hand

rnd(s) – Round(s)

RS – Right Side of fabric

SM – Slip marker

ssk – Slip, slip, knit: Slip 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, knit them together through back loops (1 stitch decresed)

st(s) – Stitch(es)

WS – Wrong side of fabric

yds – Yards

yo – Yarn Over

- - Repeat from to

[ ] - Repeat                                                      


Created by: Maria G Knits


Disclaimer: Measurements are approximate due to differences between centimeters and inches, needle sizes and tension. All care has been taken to allow accurate completion of the pattern.


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