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Trellis Stitch Shawl Collar Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Shawl Collar Cardigan

This cardigan sweater knitting pattern for women features a highly embossed pattern stitch.

Size:
Medium
Finished chest measurement=40"

Gauge:
13 sts and 20 rows = 4" in pattern stitch with larger needles

Materials:
5 skeins Bartlett Yarn 2 ply or appropriate substitution
100% wool
210 yards/4 ounces
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) straight needles
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) 29" or longer circular needles
Size 10½ (6.5 mm) straight needles
Stitch holder
Stitch markers
6 buttons

Instructions
Pattern Stitch - Trellis Stitch

Row 1: (RS) k1, p3, *with yarn in front (wyif), sl 3 purlwise, p3; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: p1, k3, *with yarn in back (wyib), sl 3 purlwise, k3; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 3: k1, p3, *k3, p3; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4: p1, k3, *p3, k3; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 5: k5, *insert point of right hand needle upwards under the 2 strands in front of the sl sts and knit the next st, then lift the 2 strands over the point of the right hand needle (referred to as pull up loop henceforth), k5; rep from * to end
Row 6: Rep Row 3
Row 7: p1, *wyif sl 3 purlwise; p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 3 purlwise, p1
Row 8: k1, *wyib sl 3 purlwise, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 3 purlwise, k1
Row 9: Rep Row 4
Row 10: Rep Row 3
Row 11: k2, *pull up loop, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, pull up loop, k2
Row 12: Rep Row 4
Rep Rows 1-12

trellis stitch

Back
With smaller needles, CO 56 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3".
Inc 9 sts evenly over last row - 65 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch 13" or desired length.
Shape Armhole
BO 3 st beg next 2 rows.
Keeping to pattern, dec 1 st each end every other row 4 times.
Continue in Pattern Stitch until armhole measures 9" or desired length.
BO 7 st beg next 4 rows. Place rem 23 st on holder.

Front (Make 2)
With smaller needles, CO 32 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3".
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch 13" or desired length.
Shape Armhole And Neck
BO 3 sts at armhole.
Keeping to pattern, dec 1 st every other row 4 times at armhole. At the same time, at neck edge dec 1 st every other row 7 times, then every 4th row 7 times.
Continue in Pattern Stitch until armhole measures 9" or desired length.
At armhole, BO 7 sts, work back, BO 7 sts.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 29 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3".
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch. Keeping to pattern, inc 1 st each end every 8th row 7 times - 43 sts.
Work even in Pattern Stitch until sleeve measures 18" from beg or desired length.
BO 3 sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st every other row 7 times, then every 6th row 3 times.
BO 17 sts.

Collar And Buttonhole Bands
Seam shoulders.
With circular needles, pick up sts along neck edge from bottom ribbing to neckline, place marker; knit stitches from back of neck holder, place marker; pick up sts along neck edge from neckline to bottom ribbing for remainder of the band. Please see Picking up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 7 rows. On the 4th row, make buttonholes, spacing 7 buttonholes evenly.
BO in ribbing to neckline point (first marker).
From marker to marker, work 4 stitch short rows 8 times as follows:
Work k1, p1 ribbing to within 4 sts of marker, turn, sl 1, work k1, p1 ribbing=one short row.
BO all remaining sts in ribbing.

Finishing
Sew in sleeves. Seam sleeve and side seams. Weave in ends on WS. Sew on buttons.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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