Cardiflower by Amy Gunderson

Cardiflower

Knitting
June 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 2000 yards (732 - 1829 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes
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This pattern is available for free.

Designing yoke sweaters is possibly my favorite thing to do in knitwear. I love the challenge of integrating increases or decreases directly into stitch patterns for an uninterrupted and seamless look. Though yokes tend to be done more traditionally in cables or stranded knitting, a lace yoke can be a delicate alternative.

This piece is knit almost seamlessly from the top down. You could opt to remove the pockets for an entirely seamless sweater. But if you do choose to add the pockets, have fun with a contrast lining that peeks out from behind the lace detail in front.

Cardiflower is a little fall trifle, with cropped sleeves and a slightly cropped body, perfect for layering. It has gentle A line shaping for a little extra movement.

SIZE
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Shown in size XS with 1 inch/2.5 cm of negative ease (above)
Shown in size XS with 2 inches/5 cm of negative ease (below)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest/Bust (buttoned): 33.75 (38.25, 42.75, 46.75, 50.75, 54.75, 58.75, 62.75, 66.75) inches / 85.5 (97, 108.5, 118.5, 129, 139, 149, 159.5, 169.5) cm
Length: 18.5 (19, 20, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.75, 23, 23.75) inches / 47 (48.5, 51, 52, 54.5, 56, 58, 58.5, 60.5) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino; 200 yds/183 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein)
(MC) Toasted Sugar; 4 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins
(CC) Bluesteau; 1 skein

Recommended needle size
(always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique)
1 US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 32 inches/80 cm long
1 set of US #7/4.5mm needles for working small circumference in the round: DPNs, one long circular, or two circulars
US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 32 inches/80 cm long
1 set of US #5/3.75mm needles for working small circumference in the round: DPNs, one long circular, or two circulars

Notions
stitch markers
stitch holders or waste yarn
cable needle
yarn needle