Arlene Cardi

Brilliant green and yellow hues bring this cardigan to life. With a chunky collar and cozy pockets, this cardigan is bursting with vintage charm.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: X Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1x, 2x, 3x) Finished Bust Size 28-30 (30-32, 32-34, 34-36, 36-38, 38-40, 40-42)”, 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)” length.

1” positive ease recommended.

Gauge: 12 st and 23 rows = 5” [12.75 cm] in moss st

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): Hojas, 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.

Hook: US size G/6 (4mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors

Pattern Note

Beginning chain counts as a stitch unless otherwise indicated.

Pattern

Pockets (make 2)

Ch 23.

Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in last ch, turn. (12 sc)

Row 2: Ch 2, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-23: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Front Panel (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47) sc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc; rep from * across, turn. (18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) sc)

Rows 2-38: Ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across, turn.

Holding pocket against sts of next row of Front Panel, work the first few sts on the Panel, the middle sts across the top of the Pocket, and the remaining sts across the last sts of the Panel, integrating the Pocket into the Panel itself.

Row 39: Ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, [ch 1, sc in next ch-sp] 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) times, [ch 1, sc in next ch-sp on Pocket] 11 times, working back on Front Panel, [ch 1, sc in next space] 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, turn.

Rep Row 2 until Panel meas 15 (15.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18)” from bottom.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across to last ch-sp and sc, sc2tog across last ch-sp and sc, turn. (17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23) sc)

Rep Rows 1-2 until 12 sc rem.

Next Row: Ch 2, sc in next ch- sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across, turn. (12 sc)

Rep last row until piece meas 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26)” from beginning.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Back Panel

Row 1: Ch 71 (75, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95), sc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, sc; rep from * across, turn. (36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) sc)

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across, turn.

Rep Row 2 until piece meas 15 (15.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18)” from bottom.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across to last ch-sp and sc, sc2tog across last ch-sp and sc, turn. (35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47) sc)

Rep Rows 1-2 until 24 sc rem.

Next Row: Ch 2, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across, turn.

Rep last row until piece meas 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26)” from beginning.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly

Sew shoulder seams at top of each Front Panel to Back Panel. Sew from Bottom of each side seam up to armpit, stopping where decreases for armholes are made.

Sleeves (make 2)

Attach to underarm.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around in a multiple of 2 sts, join with sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in same st, ch 1, *sk 1, sc in next, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *sc in next ch-sp, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rep Rnd 3 until Sleeve meas approx. 14”.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, *fphdc in next 2 sts, bphdc in next 2 sts; rep from * in each st and ch-sp around, join with sl st.

Rep last rnd until ribbing measures approx. 8”.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Collar

With RS of Cardigan facing, join yarn to bottom left hand corner of Front Panel.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc evenly across row ends of Front Panel, Back Panel, and Front Panel in a multiple of 4 sts, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, *fphdc in next 2 sts, bphdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, *bphdc in next 2 sts, fphdc in next 2 sts; rep from * across, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until Collar meas approx. 8” wide.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Finishing

Push pockets to inside of Front Panels. With WS facing (inside), sew the 3 edges of pocket to Front Panels, leaving top of pocket open.

Weave in ends.

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Comments
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Annette! I think the confusion is coming from the 1st skipped at at the start of the Armhole shaping rows, it’s chain 2 and sc in the next space which decreases on one side, and then a sc2tog on the other side.

      It ends up decreasing on both sides to taper to the neckline.
      Hope that helps! – Nicola

      Reply
  • This pattern doesn’t make sense anyway. I tried figuring out how do decrease on both sides to do the armhole shaping. Then I went to sew the shoulder seams and this pattern made no room for your neck – the front panels width put together equals the exact width of the back panel. I spent hours on this and 5 balls of yarn later, I don’t know if it’s fixable or I have to start over.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Melanie! I think the confusion is coming from the 1st skipped at at the start of the Armhole shaping rows, it’s chain 2 and sc in the next space which decreases on one side, and then a sc2tog on the other side.

      It ends up decreasing on both sides to taper to the neckline.
      Hope that helps! – Nicola

      Reply
  • Jodi S.

    Do you have a corrected pattern for the back panel armholes?

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Jodi! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! Update: I think the confusion is coming from the 1st skipped at at the start of the Armhole shaping rows, it’s chain 2 and sc in the next space which decreases on one side, and then a sc2tog on the other side.
      It ends up decreasing on both sides to taper to the neckline.
      Hope that helps! – Nicola

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

      Reply

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