Promontory Point Cardi

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With clean lines and integrated details, this cardigan promises to be a wardrobe staple that you’ll reach for again and again. Featuring short rows for a proper shoulder fit, and ever-increasing fronts to wrap yourself up in or leave open for a flattering look, this cardi is feminine and easy-to-wear.

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This cardigan is knit from the collar down, with increases at 4 points to shape the entire upper body. The Right Front is worked in Welt Stitch, and the rest in Stockinette Stitch. The stitches are then split and sleeve stitches are set aside. Underarm stitches are cast on to rejoin the body below the armholes. The body is knitted down, with both fronts increasing continuously to the bottom hem, where Welt Stitch is worked all the way around. Sleeve stitches are then picked back up (including from the underarm cast on) and the sleeves are knitted down to the cuff, also edged with the Welt Stitch.

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Yarn: 1380[1540, 1710, 1870, 2030, 2190, 2350] yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in Baah! La Jolla (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yds/115 gm) in color ‘Thyme’.

Gauge: 26 sts & 36 rounds = 4 inches (10cm) square in Stockinette after blocking.

Needles: 3.25mm (US3) needles or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need a 32-40 inch (76-102cm) circular needle and your preferred method for small circumference knitting: i.e., double points, magic loop or two-circulars.

Notions: 4 markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Finished Size: XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to finished bust circumference of approximately 34[38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58] inches (86[97, 106, 117, 126, 137, 146]cm). Because the design has an open front, the back measurement (half of bust) is more important than full bust circumference. If you are particularly busty, you might want to knit a smaller size than your full bust circumference to better fit your back measurement. Design is meant to fit with about 2 inches (5 cm) of positive ease. See schematic for exact measurements.

Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, Right-leaning Lifted Increase, Left-leaning Lifted Increase (see notes), m1L, m1R, m1P, short rows, use of markers, Stockinette stitch, reverse Stockinette stitch.

  • Shown in Size Small on 36 inch bust.
  • You can use any Short Row Method you want so I have abbreviated WSR for Work Short Row. For instance, if you are using the Wrap & Turn method, WSR is the stitch you would wrap. If you are using the Shadow Wrap method, WSR would be your doubled stitch. Just remember that on following rows you will need to treat your SRS (Short Row Stitch) according to your chosen short row method. For instance, with wrap & turn you would knit your wrap and your wrapped stitch together. For a tutorial on Shadow Wrap Short Rows, view tutorial here: http://youtu.be/KBFxyDNUraY
  • For Right and Left Lifted Increases, see tutorial video here: http://youtu.be/tYiHjO6CuR8

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Comments 4

  1. Peg Raabe wrote:

    I’ve just received the yarn for this pattern I purchased on Craftsy. I’m excited to get going with it and was wondering if you recommend a certain method for casting on the stitches–there are many ways–or does it matter? I completed the first 6 rows, casting on the stitches as to knit them directly to the left needle using the right needle. The edge rolls nicely, so I think I’m off to a good start. But before I go any farther I thought I’d ask if this is what you would recommend.

    Posted 08 Mar 2017 at 7:49 AM
  2. Mim wrote:

    Because you want a rolled edge, the cast-on method is less important than in a lot of patterns (which is why I didn’t specify a particular method). I used a long-tail because it’s my go-to, but your cast on (which sounds like a knitted-on cast-on) should work just fine!

    Best,
    M

    Posted 19 Mar 2017 at 12:06 PM
  3. glenda wrote:

    Re: Promontory Point Cardi

    I just bought this kit from Craftsy and am excited to get going. I’ve never done lift increases before and watched your video…very helpful. What I’m confused about is the beginning of the first row of the upper body. It tells me to p1, LL1, k1, sm….. Isn’t this 3 stitches before the sm? There are only 2 stitches before the sm. What have I missed?

    Thanks for your help 😊

    Posted 29 May 2017 at 5:07 PM
  4. Mim wrote:

    The lifted increase grows out of the side of an existing stitch. So the two stitches before the marker become the p1 and the k1. The LLI (it’s a capital i, not a 1), is created between the two stitches.

    Best,
    Miriam

    Posted 30 May 2017 at 9:33 AM

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