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Tea Time Cardigan

By: Bernat

This elegant cardigan is a classic knit with a lacy-edge detail that looks absolutely beautiful for any special occasion. For the intermediate skill level.

Tea Time Cardigan

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Satin (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • 04007 (Silk)
  • Sizes XS/S–5 balls; M–6 balls; L–6 balls; XL–7 balls; 2XL/3XL–8 balls; 4XL/5XL–8 balls
  • Knitting Needles: sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 9) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 7 buttons.

SIZES
Bust measurement

  • Extra Small/Small 28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
  • Medium 36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
  • Large 40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
  • Extra Large 44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
  • 2 Extra-Large/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]
  • 4 Extra-Large/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]

Finished bust

  • Extra Small/Small 36½ ins [ 92.5 cm ]
  • Medium 38½ ins [ 98 cm ]
  • Large 43½ ins [ 110.5 cm ]
  • Extra Large 50½ ins [ 128.5 cm ]
  • 2 Extra-Large/3 Extra-Large 55½ ins [ 141 cm ]
  • 4 Extra-Large/5 Extra-Large 62½ ins [ 158.5 cm ]

TENSION
20 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in knot pat.

STITCH GLOSSARY
Alt = Alternate. Beg = Beginning. Cont = Continue(ity). Dec = Decrease. Knot = P3tog, leaving sts on left-hand needle, now knit same 3 sts tog, then purl them tog again and slip sts off needle. P1tbl = Purl next yfwd through back loop

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 85 (91-101-119-129-147) sts.
**1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: K1. *K2tog. yfwd. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
4th row: K1. *yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.
5th and 6th rows: Purl.**
7th row: Knit, inc 6 (6-8-8-10-10) sts evenly across last row. 91 (97-109-127-139-157) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K2. *Knot. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Knot. K2.
4th to 6th rows: Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in stocking st.
7th row: K5. *Knot. K3. Rep from * to last 8 sts. Knot. K5.
8th row: Purl.
Rep last 8 rows for Knot Pat.
Cont in Knot Pat until work from beg measures 13 (13-13-13-14-14) ins [33 (33-33-33-35.5-35.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 7 (7-9-9-10-13) sts beg next 2 (2-2-4-4-4) rows. 77 (83-91-91-99-105) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following alt row 5 (5-7-6-7-9) times more. 65 (71-75-77-83-85) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5½ (6-6½-7-7½-8) ins [14 (15-16.5-18-19-20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape back neck: Next row: Pat across 15 (18-18-19-21-22) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 6 rows. 9 (12-12-13-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 7½ (8-8½-9-9½-10) ins [19 (20.5-21.5-23-24-25.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off.
With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts and cast off next 35 (35-39-39-41-41) sts. Pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 6 rows. 9 (12-12-13-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 7½ (8-8½-9-9½-10) ins [19 (20.5-21.5-23-24.5-25.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT
***With smaller needles, cast on 41 (45-49-57-63-73) sts. Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
7th row: Knit, inc 4 (3-5-6-6-5) sts evenly across last row. 45 (48-54-63-69-78) sts.***
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K2. *Knot. K3. Rep from * to last 1 (4-4-1-1-4) st(s). (Knot) 0 (1-1-0-0-1) time. K1.
4th to 6th rows: Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in stocking st.
7th row: K5. *Knot. K3. Rep from * to last 4 (1-1-4-4-1) st(s). (Knot) 1 (0-0-1-1-0) time. K1.
8th row: Purl.
Rep last 8 rows for knot pat.
Cont in Knot Pat until work from beg measures 13 (13-13-13-14-14) ins [33 (33-33-33-35.5 -35.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape armhole: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 7 (7-9-9-10-13) sts beg next row.
Work 1 row even in pat.

Sizes XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL only: Rep last 2 rows once more.

All sizes: 38 (41-45-45-49-52) sts. Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and every following alt row 5 (5-7-6-7-9) times more. 32 (35-37-38-41-42) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 3½ (4-4½-4½-5-5½) ins [9 (10-11-11-12.5-14) cm], ending with a RS row.

Shape neck edge: Next row: (WS). Cast off 12 (12-14-14-14-14) sts. Pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 6 rows then on every following alt row 5 (5-5-5-6-6) times. 9 (12-12-13-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as back, ending with a WS row. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K4 (1-1-4-4-1). *Knot. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Knot. K2.
4th to 6th rows: Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in stocking st.
7th row: K1 (4-4-1-1-4). *Knot. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
8th row: Purl.
Rep last 8 rows for Knot Pat.
Cont in Knot Pat until work from beg measures 13 (13-13-13-14-14) ins [33 (33-33-33-35.5-35.5) cm] ending with a RS row.

Shape armhole: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 7 (7-9-9-10-13) sts beg next row.

Sizes XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL only: Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off (9-10-13) sts beg next row.

All sizes: 38 (41-45-45-49-52) sts. Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and every following alt row 5 (5-7-6-7-9) times more. 32 (35-37-38-41-42) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 3½ (4-4½-4½-5-5½) ins [9 (10-11-11-12.5-14) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape neck edge: Next row: (RS). Cast off 12 (12-14-14-14-14) sts. Pat to end of row.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 6 rows then on every following alt row 5 (5-5-5-6-6) times. 9 (12-12-13-15-16) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as back, ending with a WS row. Cast off.

SLEEVES
Edging: ****With larger needles cast on 6 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. K2tog. yfwd. K2. (yfwd) twice to make 2 sts. K1.
2nd row: K2. K1tbl. K2tog. yfwd. K3.
3rd row: K1. K2tog. yfwd. K5.
4th row: Cast off 2 sts (1 st remains on right-hand needle). K2tog. yfwd. K3.
Rep last 4 rows for Edging Pat.****
Cont in Edging Pat until work from beg (when slightly stretched) measures approx 10 (10-11-11-12-12) ins [25.5 (25.5-28-28-30.5-30.5) cm], ending on 3rd row of pat. Cast off all sts.
With RS facing and larger needles, pick up and K49 (49-55-55-61-61) sts evenly across straight edge of edging.
Work in Knot Pat as given for Back for 8 rows.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st each end of next and every following 8th (6th-6th-4th-4th-2nd) row to 65 (71-69-73-87-67) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

Sizes L, XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL only: Inc 1 st each end of every following (8th-6th-6th-4th) row to (75-83-91-95) sts.

All sizes: Cont even in pat until sleeve measures 15 ins [38 cm] from lower edge of edging, ending with a WS row.

Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 4 (4-5-5-5-7) sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following alt row until there are 33 (41-41-51-59-55) sts, then on every row until there are 11 (11-11-13-13-13) sts. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Right Front edging: Work from **** to **** as given for Sleeve edging.
Cont in Edging Pat until work from beg (when slightly stretched) measures length to fit along front edge, sewing straight edge in place as you knit and ending on 3rd row of pat. Cast off.

Left Front edging: Work as given for Right Front Edging.

Collar: With larger needles, cast on 12 sts.
1st row: (RS). Sl1K. (K2. yfwd. K2tog) twice. (yfwd) twice to make 2 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row: K3. P1tbl. (K2. yfwd. K2tog) twice. K1.
3rd row: Sl1K. (K2. yfwd. K2tog) twice. K1. (yfwd) twice to make 2 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: K3. P1tbl. K3. yfwd. K2tog. K2. yfwd. K2tog. K1.
5th row: Sl1K. (K2. yfwd. K2tog) twice. K2. (yfwd) twice to make 2 sts. K2tog. K1.
6th row: K3. P1tbl. K4. yfwd. K2tog. K2. yfwd. K2tog. K1.
7th row: Sl1K. (K2. yfwd. K2tog) twice. K6.
8th row: Cast off 3 sts (1 st rem on right-hand needle). K4. yfwd. K2tog. K2. yfwd. K2tog. K1.
Rep last 8 rows for Pat until Collar (when slightly stretched) measures length to fit along neck edge, beg and ending at center of top edge of front edgings. Sew straight edge of Collar in position as you knit and end on an 8th row of Pat. Cast off.

Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Mark positions for 7 buttons along left front edging having top button ½ inch [1 cm] down from neck edge, bottom button ½ inch [1 cm] above cast on edge and rem 5 buttons evenly spaced. Sew on buttons to correspond to markers. Use eyelet holes in right front edging for buttonholes.

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