Eleanor on Holiday
Eleanor on Holiday is a stylish seamless raglan cardigan, knitted from the collar down. It begins with a lace rectangle, forming the back of its neck, and is then shaped with simple increases to create a raglan yoke. The lace panels, adorning its front, are worked simultaneously with the body. The top sizes also feature some waist shaping for a better fit.
The cardigan is knitted using 4ply Fyberspates Vivacious, a gorgeous hand-dyed yarn with gentle variegation.
Notes on construction: The cardigan is knitted from the top down, seamlessly. It begins with a provisional cast on that forms the base for the faux seam of the back neck. Full instructions with photographs on provisional cast-on are included in the pattern. You can find more information on this technique over HERE.
The back neck is then worked in two stages. First, a small lace rectangle is worked from the provisional cast on to create the right side of the collar; after the rectangle is finished, this step is mirrored to create the left side of the collar – the stitches are worked in the opposite direction from the provisional cast-on.
DIFFICULTY Intermediate – simple increases and decreases, lace and simple finishing.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit chest circumference 21 (22 ½, 24, 25 ½, 27, 28 ½, 30) in / 53.5 (56.5, 61, 64.5, 67.5, 72.5, 75.5) cm. This corresponds with the sizes 2 (3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years old. The cardigan is designed to be worn with about 2 in / 5cm of positive ease, please refer to the schematic for exact measurements.
YARN Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (100% superwash merino; 100g / 399 yds / 365 m), #607 Deep Aqua; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins. Substitute with approximately 685 (730, 775, 830, 870, 915, 960) yards / 630 (670, 710, 760, 800, 840, 880) meters of fingering/sock weight yarn.
TENSION 25 sts and 34 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in St st after blocking 25 sts = 4 inches / 10 cm wide in lace pattern after blocking while drying flat - it is possible to block the lace much wider if desired
NEEDLES & NOTIONS Size 3.5mm (US 4) circular needle Size 3.5mm (US 4) set of double pointed needles Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Stitch markers, stitch holders, waste yarn, tapestry needle.