Crosshatch Cardigan by Nina Holubcova

Crosshatch Cardigan

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Tuck Check Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2400 - 3900 yards (2195 - 3566 m)
1(2, 3, 4)[5, 6, 7, 8] to fit 34(38, 42, 46)[50, 54, 58, 62]” /85(95, 105, 115)[125, 135, 145, 155]cm wearer’s chest
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The pattern’s been updated in May 2023 with a workflow diagram and errata for pages 5 and 7.

Three variations on 2-color Brioche Stitch create graphic textures in a reversible cardigan with a relaxed silhouette.

Can be worn 4 ways, as a classic shawl collar cardigan or ‘upside down’, with either right or wrong sides showing.

Basic brioche knitting knowledge is needed to complete this pattern.

Crosshatch is worked seamlessly from the top down, starting with the back neck of the shawl collar in Checked Rose Stitch with a Tuck Stitch Rib border.

Stitches are picked up along the collar, then the shoulder slope is shaped with increases.
Stitches for right, then left front shoulder pieces are picked up along the shoulder ‘seam’ creating slightly dropped armholes, the shoulder seam pushed slightly to the back for a cleaner, more seamless look.

Both collar and front pieces are then joined with the reserved back stitches to knit the rest of the body flat, back and forth in one piece.

When transitioning to Tuck Check St for the bottom hem, sts are CO and reserved on hold for simple horizontal slit pockets. Skip this step for a more streamlined silhouette without pockets.

Sleeve sts are picked up around the armholes and worked in the round to the cuffs. Pockets are worked in the round and finished using Three-Needle BO.

Materials: Urth Harvest DK, shown in MC Oleaster, CC Thuja
MC 5(5, 6, 6)7, 7, 8, 8 skeins
CC 3(3, 3, 4)4, 4, 4, 5 skeins

Sizes: 1(2, 3, 4)5, 6, 7, 8
to fit 34(38, 42, 46)50, 54, 58, 62
/85(95, 105, 115)125, 135, 145, 155cm wearer’s chest with approx. 8-12”/ 20-30 cm positive ease

Needles: US6/4.00 mm circulars, or size needed to obtain gauge,
optional same size DPNs for pockets & sleeves; any smaller size needles for picking up sts

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders and/or smooth scrap yarn

Skill level: Advanced

Techniques: Provisional CO, Brioche/tuck stitches, Increasing,
Picking up sts, Italian and Three-needle BO