Amalfi

pattern price: $6.50



Amalfi is a lacy cardigan that is all about options. The pattern includes instructions for a color block cardigan in two colors as well as a solid cardigan, for two different types of raglan yokes, and for short sleeves and three-quarter length sleeves.

The yoke can be worked as a traditional raglan with diagonal raglan lines or in a way that is similar to a regular raglan, but with the increases spaced differently to create a more rounded raglan line. The latter mimics the shape of the seam of set-in sleeves and can be seen in the two color, short-sleeve cardigan in the photos, while the solid color cardigan shows the traditional raglan yoke. A wide lace border sits above the bottom hem and sweet and simple garter stitch decorates the collar and sleeve edges.

It is cute when buttoned all the way up, with the top buttons undone as well as worn entirely open. Pick your style! Knit from the top, Amalfi is seamless and perfectly summery in a fingering weight.

SIZE: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size S).
Bust: 31.75 (35, 37.75, 42.5, 45.75, 49, 53.75) inches or 80.5 (89, 96, 108, 116, 124.5, 136.5) cm. Designed to be worn with 1-2 inches or 2.5-5cm of positive ease.
Length from shoulder: 20 (20.75, 21.5, 23, 23.75, 24.5, 24.5) inches or 51 (52.5, 54.5, 58.5, 60.5, 62, 62) cm.

GAUGE: 24 sts/32 rows = 4 x 4 inches (or 10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking.

MATERIALS NEEDED: Fingering weight yarn, approximate yardage:
Solid color cardigan with three-quarter length sleeves:
820 (900, 1060, 1310, 1470, 1680, 1940 yds) or 750 (825, 970, 1200, 1345, 1540, 1775) m.
Solid color cardigan with short sleeves:
660 (740, 870, 1090, 1200, 1380, 1570) yds or 600 (680, 795, 995, 1100, 1260, 1440) m.
Color block cardigan with three-quarter length sleeves:
Main Color (MC): 500 (540, 640, 780, 890, 1010, 1180) yds or 460 (495, 590, 715, 815, 925, 1080) m.
Contrasting Color (CC): 320 (360, 420, 530, 580, 670, 760) yds or 290 (330, 385, 485, 530, 610, 700) m.
Color block cardigan with short sleeves:
Main Color (MC): 340 (380, 450, 560, 620, 710, 810) yds or 310 (350, 410, 510, 570, 650, 740) m.
Contrasting Color (CC): 320 (360, 420, 530, 580, 670, 760) yds or 290 (330, 385, 485, 530, 610, 700) m.

29-inch (or larger) US #5/3.75mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 set US #5/3.75mm double-point needles or same size as circular needle used, 8 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, 8 buttons with a diameter of approximately 0.75 inches or 2cm, darning needle. YARN USED TO MAKE SOLID COLOR THREE-QUARTER LENGTH SLEEVE CARDIGAN PICTURED: Fleece Artist BFL Socks [80% wool, 20% nylon; 355yd/325m per 113g skein]; color: Crema; 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins.

YARN USED TO MAKE COLOR BLOCK SHORT SLEEVE CARDIGAN PICTURED: Main color [MC]: Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere [70% merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400yd/366m per 113g skein]; color: Magic Orchid; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins.
Contrasting color [CC]: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light [100% merino wool; 420yd/384m per 100g skein]; color: Logwood; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.

TECHNIQUES: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, buttonholes, picking up stitches, knitting simple lace (pattern only on right side rows).

PATTERN NOTES: The cardigan is knit from the top down, working back and forth on a circular needle with raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in the round on a set of double pointed needles.

The pattern includes detailed instructions as well as a link to a photo tutorial on how to work the raglan yoke with the more rounded raglan lines. In the pattern this is called the rounded raglan technique. Instructions for a traditional raglan yoke with diagonal raglan lines are also provided.


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