Free Pattern Friday: Zephyr Tides Cardi

June 01, 2018 0 Comments

Free Pattern Friday: Zephyr Tides Cardi

Before You Start: 

This Zephyr Tides Cardi has no shortage of what's on everyone's "Must Have" List when it comes to cardigans. It can be worn all year round (yes, please), with anything (from leggings to skirts), is unbelievably soft (thank you, Lace Weight Silk), and has the added bonus of fun, bell-like sleeves.  

Are you inspired to make this Cardi? Get the complete kit HERE!

Project Details:

Designed By:  Courtney Little | @ivyandautumn

Skill Level:Intermediate

Craft:Knit

Gauge:

Sweater: 4" x 4" = 20 sts x 37 rows (blocked, and taken in garter stitch on size 2 needles)

Cuff Ribbing: 4" x 4" = 42 sts x 41 rows (Taken in 1x1 twisted ribbing on size 1 needles)

 

Materials:

Yarn: 4 Skeins of Darn Good Yarn's Lace Weight Silk Yarn (Tidal Pool)

Needles: US sizes 2 and 3 circular needles, at least 16” length (Recommended length is 24”) and US size 1 needles (Straight or circular as you prefer. Also, I am a loose knitter, so you may need to up your needle size—be sure to check your gauge!)

Other: Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Removable/Locking stitch markers 

Abbreviations:

CO: Cast on

BO: Bind off

St(s): Stitch(es)

RS:Right side

WS:Wrong side

PM:Place maker

RM:Remove marker

K:Knit

P: Purl

K1TBL:Knit one stitch through the back loop

P1TBL:Purl one stitch through the back loop

SL:Slip stitch (worked knitwise unless noted otherwise)

SL1PWYIF:Slip one stitch purlwise with the yarn in front

SSK:Slip slip knit

SSP:Slip slip purl (through the back loop)

K2TOG:Knit two stitches together

P2TOG:Purltwo stitches together

KFB:Knit into front and back of one stitch

 

Instructions: 

BACK PANEL

Using the size 3 needles, CO 117 sts (I used the long-tail method)

Row 1 (WS): P1, *K1TBL, P2TBL, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1TBL, P1

Row 2 (RS): SL1, *P1TBL, K2TBL, repeat from * to last 2 sts, P1TBL, SL1

Rows 3 - 6: Repeat rows 1 and 2

{Switching to size 2 needles}

Row 7: P1, K to last st, P1

Row 8: SL1, K to last st, SL1

Rows 9 - 96: Repeat rows 7 and 8

Row 97: P all sts across

Row 98: SL1, K to last st, SL1

Rows 99 - 100: Repeat rows 97 and 98

Row 101: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * across all sts

Row 102: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Rows 103 - 132: Repeat rows 101 and 102

 

START NECK SHAPING

Place marker on center stitch (59th across)

Row 133: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to 13 sts before center marker, P1, PM, P25, PM, *K1, P1, repeat

from * to end of row (you can remove center marker)

Row 134: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to 1 st before marker, KFB into that last st, RM, BO

first st (pulling the newly created st from the KFB over), BO until second marker, RM, K1 and BO that last st,

K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last st, SL1

Now we’ll turn and work each side of the neckline separately. You should be starting with 46 sts on each side.

 

FIRST SIDE

Row 135 (WS): P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, SSP, P1 (45 sts)

Row 136 (RS): SL1, SSK, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1 (44 sts)

Row 137 - 142: Repeat rows 135 and 136

Row 143: Repeat row 135 one more time (you should now have 37 sts)

Row 144: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Row 145: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K1, SSP, P1 (36 sts)

Row 146: SL1, K1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Row 147: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, SSP, P1 (35 sts)

Row 148: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Row 149: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K1, SSP, P1 (34 sts)

Row 150: SL1, K1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Row 151: P1,*K1, P1, repeat from * to last st, P1

Row 152: SL1, K1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Rows 153 - 158: Repeat rows 151 and 152

Place all sts on a holder or scrap yarn to be seamed using the three-needle BO later; cut tail long enough to weave in.

 

SECOND SIDE

Attach yarn and begin working on the wrong side of the work

Row 135: P1, P2TOG, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last st, P1 (45 sts)

Row 136: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 4 sts, K1, K2TOG, SL1 (44 sts)

Rows 137 - 142: Repeat rows 135 and 136

Row 143: Repeat row 135 one more time (you should now have 37 sts)

Row 144: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Row 145: P1, P2TOG, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row (36 sts)

Row 146: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K2, SL1

Row 147: P1, P2TOG, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last st, P1 (35 sts)

Row 148: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1, SL1

Row 149: P1, P2TOG, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row (34 sts)

Row 150: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K2, SL1

Row 151: P1, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last st, P1

Row 152: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K2, SL1

Rows 153 - 158: Repeat rows 151 and 152

Place all sts on a holder or scrap yarn to be seamed using the three-needle BO later; cut tail long enough to weave in.

 

FRONT PANEL (RIGHT)

With size 3 needles, CO 34 sts

Row 1 (WS): P1, *P2TBL, K1TBL, repeat from * to last 3 sts, SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF

Row 2 (RS): K1, SL1PWYIF, K1, *P1TBL, K2TBL, repeat from * to last st, SL1

Rows 3 - 6: Repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 7: P1, K to last 3 sts, SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF

Row 8: K1, SL1PWYIF, K1, K to last st, SL1

Rows 9 - 96: Repeat rows 7 and 8

Row 97: P to last 3 sts, SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF

Row 98: K1, SL1PWYIF, K1, K to last st, SL1

Rows 99 - 100: Repeat rows 97 and 98

Row 101: P1,*K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF

Row 102: K1, SL1PWYIF, K1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last st, SL1

Rows 103 - 158: Repeat rows 101 and 102

Place all sts on a holder or scrap yarn to be seamed using the three-needle BO later; cut tail long enough to weave in.

 

FRONT PANEL (LEFT)

With size 3 needles, CO 34 sts

Row 1 (WS): SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF, *K1TBL, P2TBL, repeat from * to last st, P1

Row 2 (RS): SL1, *K2TBL, P1TBL, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K1, SL1PWYIF, K1

Rows 3 - 6: Repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 7: SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF, K to last st, P1

Row 8: SL1, K to last 3 sts, K1, SL1PWYIF, K1

Rows 9 - 96: Repeat rows 7 and 8

Row 97: SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF, P to end of row

Row 98: SL1, K to last 3 sts, K1, SL1PWYIF, K1

Rows 99 - 100: Repeat rows 97 and 98

Row 101: SL1PWYIF, K1, SL1PWYIF, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last st, P1

Row 102: SL1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, K1, SL1PWYIF, K1

Rows 103 - 158: Repeat rows 101 and 102

Place all sts on a holder and cut yarn leaving a long enough tail for three-needle BO later

 

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

On size 1 needles, CO 56 sts

Row 1 (WS): P1, *K1TBL, P1TBL, repeat from * to last st, P1

Row 2 (RS): SL1, *K1TBL, P1TBL, repeat from * to last st, SL1

Rows 3 - 70: Repeat rows 1 and 2

{Switching to size 2 needles}

Row 71: P1, K to last st, P1

Row 72: SL1, *K8, KFB into 9th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (62 sts)

Row 73: Repeat row 71

Row 74: SL1, *K9, KFB into 10th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (68 sts)

Row 75: Repeat row 71

Row 76: SL1, *K10, KFB into 11th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (74 sts)

Row 77: Repeat row 71

Row 78: SL1, *K11, KFB into 12th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (80 sts)

Row 79: Repeat row 71

Row 80: SL1, *K12, KFB into 13th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (86 sts)

Row 81: Repeat row 71

Row 82: SL1, *K13, KFB into 14th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (92 sts)

Row 83: Repeat row 71

Row 84: SL1, *K14, KFB into 15th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (98 sts)

Row 85: Repeat row 71

Row 86: SL1, *K15, KFB into 16th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (104 sts)

Row 87: Repeat row 71

Row 88: SL1, *K16, KFB into 17th st, repeat from * to last st, SL1 (110 sts)

Row 89: P1, K to last st, P1

Row 90: SL1, K to last st, SL1

Rows 91 - 166: Repeat rows 89 and 90

Row 167: P1, K to last st, P1

Row 168: SL1, K2TOG, K to last 3 sts, SSK, SL1 (108 sts)

Row 169 - 202: Repeat rows 167 and 168 (you should now have 74 sts)

Row 203: Repeat row 167 one more time

Row 204: BO all sts

 

ASSEMBLE AND FINISH

Block pieces before assembling.

1) With right sides together, align front panels with top shoulders of back panel, making sure that the i-cord edging is on the inside (illustrated below). Use the three-needle BO to seam the shoulders of the front panels to the back panel.

2) Lay flat, right sides facing up. Line sleeves up with cardigan body and use the mattress stitch to seam them to the body (illustrated below). They should begin/end at the first, outermost row of the stockinette sections.

3) Again using mattress stitch, seam the sides of the body together and continue down the length of the sleeves.

Weave in all your ends, and do a little happy dance because you are finished!