Café Sunshine Cardigan

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Timelessly classy, this short-sleeved cardigan is perfect for those invigorating spring days spent at a café or strolling through the park. The yoke is a simple lace pattern worked with interval chain space rows, and the whole piece is worked from the top down.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 40”

Gauge: 12 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc before blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Knit Picks CotLin (70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): 24137 Crème Brulee, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls

Hook: US size G/6 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; seven 7/8” buttons (optional)

Abbreviations (as needed)

BPdc – Back post double crochet

Dc – Double crochet

FPdc – Front post double crochet

Hdc – Half-double crochet

Pattern Notes

This pattern is a short-sleeve cardigan worked flat from the top down.

The cardigan in reversible. You decide the right side and the wrong side when weaving in ends adding buttons. Buttons are optional.

Ch-3 at beg of row counts as 1 dc. Tch counts as last st of each row.

Pattern

Cardigan
Ch 79.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across row, turn – 76 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 91 sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 106 sts.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 121 sts.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 136 sts.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 151 sts.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 166 sts.

Size 32 only

Rows 13-15: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn – 166 sts.

Size 36 only

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 181 sts.

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across row, turn – 1 st inc’d; 182 sts.

Size 40 only

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 181 sts.

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 196 sts.

Size 44 only

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 181 sts.

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 196 sts.

Row 17: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 211 sts.

Row 19: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across row, turn – 1 st inc’d; 212 sts.

Size 48 only

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 181 sts.

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 196 sts.

Row 17: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 211 sts.

Row 19: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 226 sts.

Size 52 only

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 181 sts.

Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 196 sts.

Row 17: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 211 sts.

Row 19: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st; rep from * to 1 st before end of row, dc in last st, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 226 sts.

Row 21: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 22: Ch 3, work in each dc and ch-1 sp, dc in next 8 sts, (dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in next st) 15 times, dc in next 8 sts, turn – 241 sts.

Row 23: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st across row, turn – 1 st inc’d; 242 sts.

Body

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 21 (24, 27, 30, 33, 36) st for Front, sk next 38 (40, 41, 43, 44, 46) sts for Sleeve, dc in next 48 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78) sts for Back, sk next 38 (40, 41, 43, 44, 46) sts for Sleeve, dc in next 21 (24, 27, 30, 33, 36) st for Front, turn – 90 (102, 114, 126, 138, 150) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn – 90 (102, 114, 126, 138, 150) sts.

Rep Row 2 until Body meas 14” (or 2” shorter than desired length) from Armhole. Do not fasten off.

Hem Ribbing

Row 1: Ch 3, *(FPdc around next dc) twice, (BPdc around next dc) twice; rep from * across row, dc in last st.

Rows 2-3: Rep Row 1.

Fasten off.

Buttonband

Set-up Row: Attach yarn at bottom hem, ch 2, evenly hdc up front band to neckline, working 2 hdc in each beg ch-3, turn – 74 hdc.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each st across.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, hdc in to end of row, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp across row.

Fasten off.

Work second Buttonband same as first.

Finishing

Block and weave in all ends.

Decide which side will be the right side and which will be the wrong side of the piece.

Optional: Evenly place buttons on the left Buttonband, using the ch-1 space on the opposite band as buttonholes. yarn ball

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