Magnolia Scalloped Cardigan

As proven in this wearable project, the classics never go out of style! Three-quarter sleeves, raglan shaping and adorable scalloped edging elevate this cardigan to wardrobe staple status.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Large/1X, 1X, 2X, 3X), Finished Bust Size 32 (34.5, 37.25, 40, 42.5, 45.25, 48, 50.5)” (with front edging overlapping)

Shown in size Small

Gauge: 18 sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Texture Pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop (50% Bamboo, 50% Cotton; 292 yards [267 meters]/100 grams): 102 Cream (MC, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls), 122 Coral (CC1, 1 ball all sizes)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Texture Pattern (begins with an even number of sts)

Row 1: [Sc, dc] in second ch from hook, *sk next ch, [sc, dc] in next ch; rep from * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, [sc, dc] in first sc, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk dc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Row 2 for patt.

Spike sc

Insert hook in indicated st, draw up a lp to the height of sts of row, yo, pull yarn through both lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Body is worked in one piece from the bottom up.

Fronts and back are worked separately during raglan shaping.

Sleeve is worked from the bottom up.

Pattern

Body

With MC, ch 140 (152, 164, 176, 188, 200, 212, 224) sts.

Work Row 1 of Texture Pattern. (139 (151, 163, 175, 187, 199, 211, 223) sts)

Rep Row 2 of Texture Pattern until piece meas 14”.

Shape Right Front Raglan

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern over 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43) sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Dec Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk dc, sc in last sc, turn. (1 st dec’d, 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts)

Next Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, [sc, dc] in first sc, *sk dc, [sc in dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

Dec Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, dc in same st as last leg of sc2tog, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk dc, sc in last sc, turn. (1 st dec’d, 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts)

Next Row 2: Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern.

Cont to work a Dec Row every other row 6 (8, 7, 9, 8, 10, 9, 13) more times, then work a Dec Row every row 2 (0, 4, 2, 6, 4, 8, 4) times, ending on a WS row, having worked 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) total rows in this section so far. (8 (8, 11, 11, 14, 14, 17, 17) sts dec’d, 19 (21, 20, 22, 21, 23, 22, 24) sts)

End on a WS row, having worked 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) total rows in this section so far.

Shape Neck, Continue to Shape Raglan

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in first 5 (7, 6, 8, 7, 9, 8, 10) sts, work in patt to end. (14 sts rem all sizes)

Rows 2-7: Dec 1 st at each edge. (12 sts dec’d, 2 sts).

Row 8: Sc2tog.

Fasten off last st.

Shape Back Raglan

With RS facing, sk 8 (11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23) sts from first Right Front Raglan row, attach yarn in next st.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern over 65 (67, 73, 75, 81, 83, 89, 91) sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Dec Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn. (2 sts dec’d, 63 (65, 71, 73, 79, 81, 87, 89) sts)

Next Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[sc, dc] in sc, sk dc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

Dec Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, dc in same sc as last leg of sc2tog, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sk dc, sc2tog, turn. (2 sts dec’d, 61 (63, 69, 71, 77, 79, 85, 87) sts)

Next Row 2: Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern.

Cont to work a Dec Row every other row 6 (8, 7, 9, 8, 10, 9, 13) more times, then work a Dec Row every row 10 (8, 12, 10, 14, 12, 16, 12) times. (29 (31, 31, 33, 33, 35, 35, 37) sts, 26 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) total rows in this section)

Fasten off.

Shape Left Front Raglan

With RS facing, sk 8 (11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23) sts from first Back Raglan row, attach yarn in next st.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern over rem 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43) sts, turn.

Dec Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, [sc, dc] in first sc, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn. (1 st dec’d, 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts)

Next Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[sc, dc] in sc, sk dc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Dec Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, dc in same st as last leg of sc2tog, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. (1 st dec’d, 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts)

Next Row 2: Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern to end.

Cont to work a Dec Row every other row 6 (8, 7, 9, 8, 10, 9, 13) more times, then work a Dec Row every row, 2 (0, 4, 2, 6, 4, 8, 4) times, ending on a WS row, having worked 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) total rows in this section so far. (8 (8, 11, 11, 14, 14, 17, 17) sts dec’d, 19 (21, 20, 22, 21, 23, 22, 24) sts)

Shape Neck, Continue to Shape Raglan

Row 1 (RS): Dec 1 st at beg of row, work in patt to last 5 (7, 6, 8, 7, 9, 8, 10) sts, turn. (14 sts rem all sizes)

Rows 2-7: Dec 1 st at each edge. (12 sts dec’d, 2 sts)

Row 8: Sc2tog.

Fasten off last st.

Sleeves

With MC, ch 42 (42, 44, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54).

Work Row 1 of Texture Pattern. (41 (41, 43, 43, 47, 49, 51, 53) sts)

Rep Row 2 of Texture Pattern twice.

Inc Row 1: Ch 1, [2 sc, dc] in first sc, *sk next dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (2 sts inc’d, 43 (43, 45, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55) sts)

Next Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk dc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Rep last row 5 (3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1) more time(s).

Inc Row 2: Ch 1, [sc, dc] in first sc, *[sc, dc] in next sc, sk dc; rep from * to last 2 sc, [sc, dc] in next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (2 sts inc’d, 45 (45, 47, 47, 51, 53, 55, 57) sts)

Next Row 2: Rep Row 2 of Texture Pattern.

Rep last row 5 (3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1) more time(s).

Cont to work an Inc Row every 7 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) rows 4 (6, 8, 10, 10, 12, 14, 14) more times. (53 (57, 63, 67, 71, 77, 83, 85) sts)

Work even in patt until piece meas 13 (13, 13.25, 13.25, 13.5, 13.5, 13.75, 14)” from beg-ch edge.

Sleeve Raglan Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in first 4 (6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 12) sts, work Row 2 of Texture Pattern over 45 (45, 51, 51, 55, 57, 63, 61) sts, turn, leaving rem 4 (6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 12) sts unworked.

Dec Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn. (2 sts dec’d, 43 (43, 49, 49, 53, 55, 61, 59) sts)

Next Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[sc, dc] in sc, sk dc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sc in each of last 2 sc, turn.

Dec Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, dc in same sc as last leg of sc2tog, *sk dc, [sc, dc] in sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, sk dc, sc2tog, turn. (2 sts dec’d, 41 (41, 47, 47, 51, 53, 59, 57) sts)

Next row 2: Work Row 2 of Texture Pattern.

Cont to work a Dec Row every other row 8 (10, 9, 11, 11, 12, 11, 14) more times, then work a Dec Row every row 5 (3, 7, 5, 7, 7, 11, 7) times. (15 sts rem all sizes, 26 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) total rows in this section)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements.

Sleeve Edging

Row 1 (RS): With CC, work 41 (41, 43, 43, 47, 49, 51, 53) sc evenly along side of beg-ch edge, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first 3 (3, 1, 1, 3, 1, 2, 3) sc, [sk next 2 sc, 7 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc] 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) times, sc in last 2 (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 2) sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 2) sc, Spike sc in next sc from Row 1, [ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, hdc in next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, Spike sc in next sc from Row 1] 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) times, sc in last 2 (2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 2) sc.

Fasten off.

Sew Raglan seams. Sew Sleeve seams.

Body Edging

Join yarn to beg-ch edge of Body with RS facing. When working Rnd 1, place 1 sc in each ch or st from Body and 6 sc for every 5 rows along vertical edges.

Rnd 1: Placing first sc in corner, sc evenly along lower edge of Body, Right Front, Right Sleeve, Back Neck, Left Sleeve, Left Front, join with sl st to beg sc.

Note: Stitch count must be a multiple of 6 sts. Adjust if necessary, on Rnd 1 or Rnd 2 as needed.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 6 more dc in same sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, *7 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc; rep from * to end, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: * Ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next dc, hdc in next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, Spike sc in sc from Rnd 1; rep from * to end.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Block Edgings.

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Comments
  • Hello! This is a gorgeous cardigan. I’d like to make it as a winter sweater; do you think that wool would work here, or is the cotton necessary to retain its shape? Any warm yarn suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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