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Walk in the Park Cardi

By: Yarnspirations.com
Walk in the Park Cardi
Walk in the Park Cardi
This image courtesy of yarnspirations.com

This Walk in the Park Cardi is so unbelievably cute. It will look good on everyone, no matter their age or size. The two-tone design can be personalized. You can use two bright colors like in the picture, or you could make one side black and the other a stylish pop of color. This knit top pattern is about to become a staple in your wardrobe, and you will never look back on what you used to wear. Your wardrobe will be instantly stylish with this free knit top pattern. Your friends will wonder where you bought it and they won't believe you made it yourself.

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Primary TechniqueKnitting

Easy

HolidayFall

Materials:

  • Caron Simply Soft Light (3 oz/85g; 330 yds/301 m)
  • Main color (MC) Capri (0007)
    • Sizes:
      • XS/S: 2 balls
      • M: 3 balls
      • L: 4 balls
      • XL: 5 balls
      • 2/3 XL: 6 balls
      • 4/5XL: 7 balls
  • Contrast A Coral (0018)
    • Sizes:
      • XS/S: 1 ball
      • M: 1 ball
      • L: 2 balls
      • XL: 2 balls
      • 2/3 XL: 3 balls
      • 4/5XL: 3 balls
  • Sizes U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) and U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles.
  • Sizes U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) and U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) circular knitting needles 29" (73.5 cm) long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 1 stitch holder
  • 2 stitch markers
  • 6 buttons
  • Scroll down for charts

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

Abbreviations:

Alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
PM = Place marker
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time.
Pass them back onto lefthand needle, then knit through the back loops together.
SM = Slip marker
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

SIZES
To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small28-34” [71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36-38” [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42” [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Larg 44-46” [112-117 cm]
2/3 X-Large 48-54” [122-137 cm]
4/5 X-Large 56-62” [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 36” [91.5 cm]
Medium 42” [106.5 cm]
Large 44” [112 cm]
Extra-Large 50” [127 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 56” [142 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 64” [162.5 cm]



Instructions:

The instructions are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus (). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Notes
• Cardigan is worked in one piece to armholes.
• When working from charts, carry colors not in use loosely across WS of row, but never over more than 3 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use. The colors are never twisted around one another.

BODY
With smaller circular needle and A, cast on 194 (222-242-262-302-346) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.

Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 3” [7.5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.

Next row: (RS). Knit, inc 3 (5-0-10-0-1) st(s) evenly across. 197 (227-242-272-302-347) sts.

Change to larger circular needle.
Beg on a purl row, work even in stocking st until work from beg measures 5” [12.5 cm], ending on a purl row.

Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, noting 15-st rep will be worked 13 (15-16-18-20-23) times. Break A.

See Chart I.

 

Next row: With MC, knit, inc 3 (1-2-4-2-1) st(s) evenly across. 200 (228-244-276-304-348) sts.

Beg on a purl row, work 5 rows even in stocking st.

Shape sides: 1st row: (RS). K50 (57-61-69-76-87). PM. K100 (114-122-138-152-174). PM. Knit to end of row.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: *Knit to 2 sts before marker. ssk. SM. K2tog. Rep from * once more. Knit to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 184 (212-228-260-288-332) sts. Work 11 rows even.

Next row: *Knit to 1 st before marker. M1. K1. SM. K1. M1. Rep from * once more. Knit to end of row.

Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 200 (228-244-276-304-348) sts.

Cont even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 12” [30.5 cm], ending on a purl row.

Right Front: Knit to first marker. Turn. Leave rem sts on spare needle.

Shape armhole and neck:

1st row: (WS). Cast off 4 (5-7-7-10-11) sts. Purl to end of row. 46 (52-54-62-66-76) sts.

2nd row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

3rd row: Purl.

4th row: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

5th row: Purl. Rep 2nd to 5th rows 2 (3-4-7-8-7) times more. 37 (40-39-38-39-52) sts.

Sizes M, L, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

1st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Work 3 rows even.

All sizes: Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at neck edge only on next and every following 4th row to 24 (26-26-28-28-38) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures 71/2 (8-8-81/2-9-10)" [19 (20.5-20.5-22.5-23-25.5) cm], ending on a knit row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 12 (13-13-14-14-19) sts at beg of next and following alt row.

Back: With RS facing, join MC to next unworked st. Cast off 4 (5-7-7-10-11) sts. K96 (109-115-131-142-163). Turn. Leave rem sts on spare needle.

Next row: Cast off 4 (5-7-7-10-11) sts. Purl to end of row. 92 (104-108-124-132-152) sts.

Shape armholes: 1st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

2nd row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 5 (8-10-15-18-16) times more. 80 (86-86-92-94-118) sts.

Cont even in stocking st until armholes measure same length as Right Front, ending on a purl row.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 12 (13-13-14-14-19) sts beg next 4 rows. Cast off rem 32 (34-34-36-38-42) sts.

Left Front: With RS facing, join MC to next unworked st. Cast off 4 (5-7-7-10-11) sts. Knit to end of row. 46 (52-54-62-66-76) sts. Purl 1 row.

1st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

4th row: Purl.

Rep 1st to 4th rows 2 (3-4-7-8-7) times more. 37 (40-39-38-39-52) sts.

Sizes M, L, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

1st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Work 3 rows even.

All sizes: Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at neck edge only on next and every following 4th row to 24 (26-26-28-28-38) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures same length as Right Front, ending on a purl row.

Shape shoulder: Cast off 12 (13-13-14-14-19) sts at beg of next and following alt row.

SLEEVES

With smaller needles and A, cast on 62 (62-66-66-74-74) sts.

1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.

Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 2” [5 cm], ending on a 1st row.

Next row: (WS). Purl, inc 0 (0-2-2-3-3) sts evenly across. 62 (62-68-68-77-77) sts.

Change to pair of larger needles. Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, noting 15-st rep will be worked 4 (4-4-4-5-5) times. Break A.

Chart II is shown below.

With MC, proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of next and every 6th (6th-6th-4th-4th-4th) row to 72 (78-82-90-97-103) sts.

Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 8 (10-10-10-10-11)" [20.5 (25.5-25.5-25.5-25.5-28) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape top: Cast off 2 (3-3-4-5-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 68 (72-76-82-87-93) sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.

2nd row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows to 18 (20-24-26-27-29) sts. Cast off.

FINISHING

Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Sew shoulder seams.

Button and Buttonhole Band: With A and smaller needles, cast on 7 sts.

1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) twice. K1.

2nd row: K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. Rep last 2 rows until Band, when slightly stretched, measures length to fit up Left Front, sewing in place as you knit, and changing to MC to correspond to color change in Cardigan. Place markers on band for 6 buttons, having bottom button ½” [1 cm] above cast on edge, top button ½” [1 cm] below first front dec and rem 4 buttons spaced evenly between.

Cont in ribbing to fit up neck edge, across back neck edge and down opposite neck edge to first button marker.

Make buttonholes as follows:

1st row: (RS). Rib 3 sts. Cast off 2 sts. Rib 2 sts.

2nd row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.

Cont in ribbing to end of Right Front, being sure to change to A to correspond to color change in Cardigan. Cast off in ribbing.

Sew sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.


Walk in the Park Cardi charts

 

 

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