A wide garter-stitch shawl collar wraps all around and behind to form a peplum in this cardigan with a pretty “scales” stitch pattern and raglan shaping.
Easy (no wraps) short rows within the garter stitch collar and border provide shaping and add a stylish design element.
Cable decreases add a nice detail to the raglan shaping.
Piano Lessons is worked in one piece, in a seamless modular construction, beginning with a provisional cast on at the bottom border (center back), which is worked across from back to front. At the right and left front corners the borders are mitered. While the borders continue upward in front, stitches are picked-up and knit to work the sweater body. Sleeves are worked separately in the round, joined with the sweater body at underarms, then raglan-shaped to the neckline. The shawl collar continues around to join at the back of the neck.
Sizing: This sweater is designed to be worn either open or closed with a lot of overlap. Closed circumference of finished sweater: 31 (34, 38, 42, 46, 51, 56)”. -2 to +2” ease recommended
Sample shown is size 34 worn with 1” ease on model and -2” ease on dress form.
Yarn: 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16) skeins Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein). Shown in SK Nirvana earth.
Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.
Needles & Notions: Size 7 US / 4.5 mm long straight or circular needles (with a long cable) for sweater, double-pointed (dpn) or circular needles (with a short cable) for sleeves; 12 stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 25 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch and pattern stitch, 19 stitches and 29 rows in garter stitch.
Measure gauge from the center stitches of a large washed and dried swatch.
Techniques used: Provisional cast on, pick up and knit, cable decreases (explained), knitting lace (RS only).
Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns presented in both written and charted formats, schematic, glossary.