Tied and True Cardigan

Pair lace and satin ribbon ties with an open-sided, kimono style cardigan for a pattern that’s romantic, light and effortless. Ideal for first-time garment makers, this project features no shaping but achieves stunning results.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium/Large, XLarge/2X), 60 (64, 68)” wide from cuff to cuff, 29 (31.5, 32.5)” long from shoulder to hem.

Gauge: 2-st repeats and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (50% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 20% Alpaca; 433 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): color #1201 (4 (5, 5) hanks)

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 3.5 yards of 1.5” wide satin ribbon

Special Stitches

Chainless starting double crochet (dcstart): (sc, ch 2) in first st.

V-Stitch (V-st): (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Shell Stitch (Shl): (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated st or sp.

Loose Slip Stitch (Loose slip st): Insert hook in indicated st or sp, yarn over, pull a lp thru st or sp and lp on hook, do not tighten.

Single Crochet 3 together (sc3tog): Insert hook in first st, yo, pull up a lp, insert hook in 2nd st, yo, pull up a lp, insert hook in 3rd st, yo, pull up a lp, yo pull thru all 4 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Garment is worked off a stacked rows foundation. Back panel is then worked off one side of foundation in rows, then front panels are worked in rows off the opposite side of foundation, sleeves are worked in rounds off the outside edges of front panels and back panel.

Dc start counts as first dc of each row.

Start of sleeves join the front panel to back panel at underarm.

Pattern

Stacked Rows Foundation

Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in sc st.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in dc st.

Row 4: Ch 4, turn, tr in sc st.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in tr st.

Rows 6-71 (79, 87): Rep Rows 4-5.

Row 72 (80, 88): Rep Row 2.

Row 73 (81, 89): Rep Row 3.

Back Panel

Row 1 (RS): Turn to work along the side of Stacked Rows Foundation, dcstart in first sc row, sk next row,

(Shl in next sc row, ch 1, sk next row, V-st in next sc row, ch 1, sk next row) 17 (19, 21) times, Shl in next sc row, sk next row, dc in next sc row. (2 dc, 34 ch-1 sp, 17 V-st, 18 Shl [2 dc, 38 ch-1 sp, 19 V-st, 20 Shl; 2 dc, 42 ch-1 sp, 21 V-st, 22 Shl])

Row 2: Turn, dcstart in first st, sk to next ch-2 sp, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 17 (19, 21) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next sts, dc in top of dcstart.

Rows 3-12 (3-16, 3-16): Rep Row 2.

Row 13 (17, 17): Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first st, sk to next ch-2 sp, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 17 (19, 21) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next 3 sts, 2 dc in top of dcstart. (4 dc, 34 ch-1 sp, 17 V-st, 18 Shl, 1 ch-3 [4 dc, 38 ch-1 sp, 19 V-st, 20 Shl, 1 ch-3; 4 dc, 42 ch-1 sp, 21 V-st, Shl, 1 ch-3])

Row 14 (18, 18): Ch 3, turn, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, (*Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1*, sk to next ch-2 sp) 17 (19, 21) times; rep from * to * once, sk next 4 sts, 2 dc in last st.

Rows 15-47 (19-51, 19-53): Rep Row 14 (18, 18).

Row 48 (52, 54): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk 2 sts, (*dc next st, ch 1, sk next st, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, dc next st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp*, sc next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 17 (19, 21) times; rep from * to * once, sk 2 sts, sc in last st. (108 dc, 17 sc, 106 ch-1 sp, 18 ch-2 sp [120 dc, 19 sc, 118 ch-1 sp, 20 ch-2 sp; 132 dc, 21 sc, 130 ch-1 sp, 22 ch-2 sp])

Row 49 (53, 55): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, (*sc next 5 st/sps, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc next 5 st/sps*, sc3tog starting with next ch-1 sp) 17 (19, 21) times; rep from * to * once, ch 1, sl st in next st. (216 sc, 17 sc3tog, 18 ch-2 sp, 2 ch-1 sp [240 sc, 19 sc3tog, 20 ch-2 sp, 2 ch-1 sp; 264 sc, 21 sc3tog, 22 ch-2 sp, 2 ch-1 sp])

Fasten off.

Right Front Panel

Row 1 (RS): Turn to work in open side of Stacked Rows Foundation along Back Panel. With RS facing, attach yarn with sl st and dcstart in first sc row on far-right end, sk next row, (Shl in next sc row, ch 1, sk next row, V-st in next sc row, ch 1, sk next row) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in next sc row, sk next row, 2 dc in next sc row. (3 dc, 14 ch-1 sp, 7 V-st, 8 Shl [3 dc, 16 ch-1 sp, 8 V-st, 9 Shl; 3 dc, 18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 10 Shl])

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, 2 dc next st, sk next 3 sts, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next 3 sts, dc in top of dcstart.

Row 3: Turn, dcstart in first st, sk next 3 sts, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk to next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in last st.

Rows 4-16 (20, 20): Rep Rows 2-3, ending with a Row 2.

Row 17 (21, 21): Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first st, sk to next ch-2 sp, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next 4 sts, 2 dc in top of dcstart. (4 dc, 14 ch-1 sp, 7 V-st, 8 Shl [4 dc, 16 ch-1 sp, 8 V-st, 9 Shl; 4 dc, ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 10 Shl])

Row 18 (22, 22): Ch 3, turn, sk first st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next 4 sts, 2 dc in last st.

Rows 19-51 (23-53, 23-55): Rep Row 18 (22, 22).

Row 52 (54, 56): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next 2 sts, (*dc next st, ch 1, sk next st, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, dc next st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp*, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 sts) 7 (8, 9) times; rep from * to * once, sk next 2 sts, sc last st. (48 dc, 7 sc, 46 ch-1 sp, 8 ch-2 sp [54 dc, 8 sc, 52 ch-1 sp, 9 ch-2 sp; 60 dc, 9 sc, ch-1 sp, 10 ch-2 sp])

Row 53 (55, 57): Ch 1, turn, sk first st, (*sc next 5 st/sps, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc next 5 st/sps*, sc3tog starting with next ch-1 sp) 7 (8, 9) times; rep from * to * once, ch 1, sl st in next st. (96 sc, 7 sc3tog, 8 ch-2 sp [108 sc, 8 sc3tog, 9 ch-2 sp; 120 sc, 9 sc3tog, 10 ch-2 sp])

Fasten off.

Left Front Panel

Row 1 (RS): Continue working on free side of stacked foundation of Back Panel. With RS facing, sk 7 rows from the left end of Right Front Panel Row 1, attach yarn with sl st to next sc row, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc row as join, sk next row, (Shl in next sc row, ch 1, sk next row, V-st in next sc row, ch 1, sk next row) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in next sc row, sk next row, dc in last sc row. (3 dc, 14 ch-1 sp, 7 V-st, 8 Shl [3 dc, 16 ch-1 sp, 8 V-st, 9 Shl; 3 dc, 18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 10 Shl])

Row 2: Turn, dcstart in first st, sk 3 sts, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next sts, 2 dc in last st.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, 2 dc next st, sk 3 sts, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk 5 sts, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk 5 sts) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next 3 sts, dc in top of dcstart.

Rows 4-16 (20, 20): Rep Rows 2-3, ending with a Row 2.

Row 17 (21, 21): Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first st, sk next 3 sts, (Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1, sk to next ch-2 sp) 7 (8, 9) times, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, sk next sts, 2 dc in next st. (4 dc, 14 ch-1 sp, 7 V-st, 8 Shl [4 dc, 16 ch-1 sp, 8 V-st, 9 Shl; 4 dc, 18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 10 Shl])

Rep Right Front Panel Rows 18-53 (22-57, 22-59).

Sleeves

Turn to work off ends of Rows 1-12 (16, 16) of Back Panel and Rows 1-16 (20, 20) of Front Panels.

Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach yarn with sl st through both the Front Panel and Back Panel, ch 5, dc in same place as joined yarn (creates first V-st of Rnd), (*ch 1, sk next row, Shl in base of next row, ch 1, sk next row*, V-st in base of next row) 6 (8, 8) times; rep from * to * once, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. (14 ch-1 sp, 7 V-st, 7 Shl ([18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 9 Shl; 18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 9 Shl])

Rnd 2: Loose sl st in ch-2 sp of first V-st, ch 4, turn, (*sk 5 st/sps, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk 5 st/sps*, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st, ch 1) 6 (8, 8) times; rep from * to * once, dc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4, completing last V-st.

Rnd 3: Loose sl st in ch-2 sp of first V-st, ch 5, turn, dc in same ch-2 sp (counts as V-st), (*ch 1, sk 5 st/sps, Shl in ch-2 sp of next Shl, ch 1, sk 5 st/sps*, V-st in ch-2 sp of next V-st) 6 (8, 8) times; rep from * to * once, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.

Rnds 4-19: Rep Rnds 2-3.

Rnd 20: Loose sl st in ch-2 sp of first V-st, ch 1, turn, sc in same ch-2 sp,

(*sk 3 sts, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc] in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts*, sc next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 6 (8, 8) times; rep from * to * once, sl st to first sc of Rnd. (42 dc, 7 sc, 42 ch-1 sp, 7 ch-2 sp [54 dc, 9 sc, 108 ch-1 sp, 8 ch-2 sp; 54 dc, 9 sc, 108 ch-1 sp, 8 ch-2 sp])

Rnd 21: Loose sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, turn, sc3tog starting with same ch-1 sp, (*sc next 5 st/sps, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc next 5 st/sps*, sc3tog starting with next ch-1 sp) 6 (8, 8) times; rep from * to * once, sk 3 st/sps, sl st in next st. (84 sc, 7 sc3tog, 7 ch-2 sp [108 sc, 9 sc3tog, 9 ch-2 sp; 108 sc, 9 sc3tog, 9 ch-2 sp])

Fasten off.

Left Sleeve

Rnd 1: Attach yarn with sl st at base of Row 12 on Left Front Panel, ch 5, 3 dc in same place as joined yarn,

(*ch 1, sk 1 row, V-st in base of next row, ch 1, sk 1 row*, Shl in base of next row) 6 (8, 8) times; rep from * to * once, sk 2 rows, 2 dc in same sp as joined yarn, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. (14 ch-1 sp, 7 V-st, 7 Shl [18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 9 Shl; 18 ch-1 sp, 9 V-st, 9 Shl])

Rep Right Sleeve Rnds 2 -21.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in loose ends. Gently block.

Wrist Ribbons

Weave a 32” length of ribbon through the open spaces in Row 17 of each sleeve then tie in a bow to gather sleeves at wrist. Cut ends of ribbon at a diagonal to reduce fraying.

Front Ties

Cut 2 lengths of ribbon 18” long, one end straight cut and opposite end diagonal cut. Fold straight cut end toward center to create a narrow end. Insert through edge of 20th Row. Wrap wide ribbon around narrow end and sew in place.

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