Balsam Fir Waterfall Cardigan

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Whether you’re enjoying nights beside the campfire, or visiting a rustic wooden cabin, this gorgeous cardigan will keep you warm and toasty as you enjoy the great outdoors!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small/Medium (Medium/Large), Finished Measurement 16.5 (20)” / [42 (51) cm] width x 29 29.5)” / [74 (75) cm] length

Shown in size Small/Medium.

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc.

Materials

Yarn: Rowan Softyak DK (76% Cotton, 15% Yak, 9% Nylon; 148 yards [135 meters]/50 grams): Cream (A), 9 (11) balls; Lawn (B), 6 (8) balls; Pasture (C), 5 (6) balls

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

ch chain stitch

hdc – half double crochet

lp(s) – loop(s)

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

sl slip

sp – spike stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Special Stitches

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Spike Stitch (sp)

Insert hook below the sc from 4 rows below, yo, draw up a lp (2 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 2 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This cardigan is worked flat in rows from side to side. This cardigan is worked in five parts, which are seamed together to create the final cardigan.

Pattern

Back

With B, ch 54 (64).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 11: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 12-24: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 25: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 26-30: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 31: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 32-42: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 43-56: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 57: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 58-65: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 66: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 67-77: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 78: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 79-91: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 92: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 93-97: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 98: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 25 (30) more times, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 99-109: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Rows 110-117: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 52 (62) sts, turn. (53 (63) sts)

Row 118: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 49 (59) sts, sc2tog, turn. (51 (61) sts)

Row 119: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 47 (57) sts, sc2tog, turn. (49 (59) sts)

Row 120: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 45 (55) sts, sc2tog, turn. (47 (57) sts)

Row 121: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 43 (53) sts, sc2tog, turn. (45 (55) sts)

Size Medium/Large only

Row 122: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 51 sts, sc2tog, turn. (53 sts)

Row 123: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 49 sts, sc2tog, turn. (51 sts)

All Sizes

Row 122 (124): Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 21 (24) more times, turn. (45 (51) sts)

Rows 123 (125)-129 (131): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 44 (50) sts, turn. (45 (51) sts)

Row 130 (132): Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 21 (24) more times, turn. (45 (51) sts)

Rows 131 (133)-141 (143): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 44 (50) sts, turn. (45 (51) sts)

Row 142 (144): Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 21 (24) more times, turn. (45 (51) sts)

Rows 143 (145)-148 (150): Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 44 (50) sts, turn. (45 (51) sts)

Row 149 (151): Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 43 (49) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (47 (53) sts)

Row 150 (152): Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 45 (51) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (49 (55) sts)

Row 151 (153): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 48 (54) sts, turn. (49 (55) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Front

With B, ch 62 (72).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 11: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 12-24: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 25: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 26-30: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 31: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 32-42: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 43-56: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 57: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 58-65: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 66: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 67-77: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 78: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 79-91: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 92: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 93-97: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 98: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 99-109: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 110-117: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 118: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 58 (68) sts, sc2tog, turn. (60 (70) sts)

Row 119: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 58 (68) sts, turn. (59 (69) sts)

Row 120: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (66) sts, sc2tog, turn. (58 (68) sts)

Row 121: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 56 (66) sts, turn. (57 (67) sts)

Size Medium/Large only

Row 122: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 64 sts, sc2tog, turn. (66 sts)

Row 123: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 64 sts, turn. (65 sts)

All Sizes

Row 122 (124): Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 27 (31) more times, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Rows 123 (125)-129 (131): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Row 130 (132): Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 27 (31) more times, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Rows 131 (133)-141 (143): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Row 142 (144): Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 27 (31) more times, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Rows 143 (145)-148 (150): Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Row 149 (151): Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (58 (66) sts)

Row 150 (152): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (59 (67) sts)

Row 151 (153): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 58 (66) sts, turn. (59 (67) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Front

With B, ch 62 (72).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 11: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 12-24: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 25: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 26-30: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 31: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 32-42: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 43-56: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 57: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 58-65: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 66: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 67-77: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 78: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 79-91: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 92: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 93-97: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 98: Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 29 (34) more times, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 99-109: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Rows 110-117: Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 60 (70) sts, turn. (61 (71) sts)

Row 118: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 59 (69) sts, turn. (60 (70) sts)

Row 119: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 57 (67) sts, sc2tog, turn. (59 (69) sts)

Row 120: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 57 (67) sts, turn. (58 (68) sts)

Row 121: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 55 (65) sts, sc2tog, turn. (57 (67) sts)

Size Medium/Large only

Row 122: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 64 sts, sc2tog, turn. (66 sts)

Row 123: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 64 sts, turn. (65 sts)

All Sizes

Row 122 (124): Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 27 (31) more times, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Rows 123 (125)-129 (131): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Row 130 (132): Change to B, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 27 (31) more times, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Rows 131 (133)-141 (143): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Row 142 (144): Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 27 (31) more times, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Rows 143 (145)-148 (150): Change to A, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 56 (64) sts, turn. (57 (65) sts)

Row 149 (151): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 55 (63) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (58 (66) sts)

Row 150 (152): Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 57 (65) sts, turn. (59 (67) sts)

Row 151 (153): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 58 (66) sts, turn. (59 (67) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Collar

With A, ch 18.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 16 sts, turn. (17 sts)

Row 2: Sl st in next 17 sts, turn. (17 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same sl st, hdc in next 16 sl sts, turn. (17 sts)

Rows 4-185 (215): Rep Rows 2-3.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Sleeves (make 2)

With A, ch 28 (32).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 26 (30) sts, turn. (27 (31) sts)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 (30) sts, turn. (27 (31) sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 25 (29) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (29 (33) sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 28 (32) sts, turn. (29 (33) sts)

Row 7: Change to C, ch 1, sc in same st, *Sp in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 13 (15) more times, turn. (29 (33) sts)

Rows 8-12: Rep Row 6.

Row 13: Change to B, rep Row 7.

Row 14: Rep Row 6.

Row 15: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 27 (31) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (31 (35) sts)

Rows 16-24: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 30 (34) sts, turn. (31 (35) sts)

Row 25: Change to A, rep Row 18.

Row 26: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 29 (33) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (33 (37) sts)

Rows 27-36: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 32 (36) sts, turn. (33 (37) sts)

Row 37: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 31 (35) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (35 (39) sts)

Rows 38-47: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 34 (38) sts, turn. (35 (39) sts)

Row 48: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 33 (37) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (37 (41) sts)

Rows 49-58: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 36 (40) sts, turn. (37 (41) sts)

Row 59: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 35 (39) sts, 2 sc in next st, turn. (39 (43) sts)

Rows 60-67 (68): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 38 (42) sts, turn. (39 (43) sts)

Row 68 (69): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 35 (39) sts, sc2tog, turn. (37 (41) sts)

Row 69 (70): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 33 (37) sts, sc2tog, turn. (35 (39) sts)

Row 70 (71): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 31 (35) sts, sc2tog, turn. (33 (37) sts)

Rows 71 (72)-72 (73): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 32 (36) sts, turn. (33 (37) sts)

Row 73 (74): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 29 (33) sts, sc2tog, turn. (31 (35) sts)

Rows 74 (75)-75 (76): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 30 (34) sts, turn. (31 (35) sts)

Row 76 (77): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 27 (31) sts, sc2tog, turn. (29 (33) sts)

Rows 77 (78)-78 (79): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 28 (32) sts, turn. (29 (33) sts)

Row 79 (80): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 25 (29) sts, sc2tog, turn. (27 (31) sts)

Row 80 (81): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 (30) sts, turn. (27 (31) sts)

Row 81 (82): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 23 (27) sts, sc2tog, turn. (25 (29) sts)

Row 82 (83): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 24 (28) sts, turn. (25 (29) sts)

Row 83 (84): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 21 (25) sts, sc2tog, turn. (23 (27) sts)

Row 84 (85): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 22 (26) sts, turn. (23 (27) sts)

Row 85 (86): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 19 (23) sts, sc2tog, turn. (21 (25) sts)

Row 86 (87): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 20 (24) sts, turn. (21 (25) sts)

Row 87 (88): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 17 (21) sts, sc2tog, turn. (19 (23) sts)

Row 88 (89): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 18 (22) sts, turn. (19 (23) sts)

Row 89 (90): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 15 (19) sts, sc2tog, turn. (17 (21) sts)

Row 90 (91): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 13 (17) sts, sc2tog, turn. (15 (19) sts)

Row 91 (92): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 11 (15) sts, sc2tog, turn. (13 (17) sts)

Row 92 (93): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 9 (13) sts, sc2tog, turn. (11 (15) sts)

Row 93 (94): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 (11) sts, sc2tog, turn. (9 (13) sts)

Size Medium/Large only

Row 95: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog, turn. (11 sts)

All Sizes

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Cuff

With A, ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 sts, turn. (10 sts)

Row 2: Sl st in next 10 sts, turn. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same sl st, sc in next 9 sl sts, turn. (10 sts)

Rows 4-41 (47): Rep Rows 2-3.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Assembly

Block pieces to ensure they fit together. Follow Assembly Diagram.

Body

Place Right Front and Left Front of Cardigan on top of the Back of Cardigan.

Flip this layout inside out, then seam along the ends of either side of the cardigan, working bottom to top until you reach Row 117 (117) of the Back and Front.

Seam 3.75 (4)” / [9.5 (10 cm] along shoulders on both sides.

The remaining openings are where the armholes will be.

Collar

Place Collar so that it runs along the top of the Cardigan along Rows 151 (153) with ribbed side facing upwards.

Seam the collar onto the cardigan.

Sleeves

Place Cuff sideways with the ribbed side facing upwards.

Seam one cuff to the bottom of each Sleeve.

Flip each Sleeve inside out and seam along Cuff and ends of the rows from Rows 1-66 (67).

Seam each Sleeve onto Body of Cardigan along the armholes of Body.

Flip seamed Cardigan right side out.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block cardigan to size and shape.

 

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