Mardi Cardi

XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Size L for free this time, the rest can be purchased in our shop.

Pickles Extra Fine Merino
350 (400) 400 (450) 500 (550) g

32” circular needles and DPN´s US 4 and 6

4” =19 s and 25 rows in stockinette

Chest measures flat
About 15.5 (17.5) 19.5 (21.5) 23.5 (25.5)”

About 21 (22) 23 (24) 25 (26.5)”

A basic cardigan is something that everyone should have at least one of. This one has the perfect shape with three quarter sleeves.

The cardigan is knit in the round, sewn with a sewing machine and cut open. If you don´t have a sewing machinw you can knit it back and forth. In that case, cast on 4 less stitches and do all decreases on a right side row. You will also have to subtract the 2 s in each side from the numbers in the pattern.

Cast on 207 s on US 4 circular needles and knit like this for about 1.5”:

Purl 2 s. Work ribbing, K1, P1 until 3 s is left on the round. K1, P2 s. The 4 purl s will be the cut open part.

Place markers after 52 s and 155 s to mark the sides. (= 103 s for the back and 52 on each of the front parts.) Change to US 6 needles and contiune in the following manner until your piece measures 14.5”:

P2 s. Knit until 2 s is left on the round. P2 s.  

When you´ve reached the right lenght, bind off 3 s on each side of each marker, 6 s in each side. (= 195 s) Put aside and make the arms.

Cast on 44 s on US 4 DPN´s. Work ribbing, K1, P1 for 1.5”. Change to US 6 needles and continue in stockinette. Place a marker on the beginning of the round. Make 1 s before and 1 s after the two s on each side of the marker every 0.8” until you have increased 14 times alltogether. Work until the arm measures 12.5 cm.  Bind off the 3 last and 3 first s on the round. (= 66 s) Make another arm.

Raglan decrease
Line up all the parts on the circular needle and continue in the round. Place markers in between all the parts (4 markers alltogether) The 4 purl stitches is still purled on each round.

Decrease #1 - decreasing only on the front and back pieces.
Round 1: Work until 3 s is left before the 1st marker. SSK. Knit 1 s past the 2nd marker. K2tog. Knit until 3 s is left before the 3rd marker. SSK. Knit 1 s past the 4th marker. K2tog. (= 4 s decreased)
Round 2: Knit.

Repeat the “Decrease #1”rounds 6 times alltogether.

Decrease #2 - decreasing on all pieces.
Round 1: *Work until 3 s is left before marker. SSK. K2 s. K2tog.* Repeat for all 4 markers. (= 8 s decreased)
Round 2: Knit.

Repeat the “Decrease #2” rounds 23 times alltogether.
Then repeat the “Decrease #1”rounds 3 times more. You now have 107 s. Work ribbing as before for 1” and bind off.

Cut front open
Sew a couple of times up and down along the edge purl s (both sides of the purl part) with a sewing machine. Use small stitches and a zig zag row too. When all the s are secure cut down the middle along each sewn edge. Use a US 4 needle and pick up 1 s on each row (s) along the edge on each of the sides and work ribbing as before.

Make button holes on one side
Pick up s. Work 1 row. On a right side row make the holes every 2” like this:
Work until where you want the button hole. YO, K2tog.

Assemble and weave in all edges. Sew on the buttons.