dot knots cardi by Lori Versaci

dot knots cardi

Knitting
October 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Dot Knot Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
975 - 1700 yards (892 - 1554 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for bust size 30 (34, 38, 42)(46, 50, 54)"/76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5)(117, 127, 137)cm
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Dot Knots is one of my favorite pattern stitches! It is a simple-to-work faux bauble that adds such wonderful texture to spice up otherwise simple garments. I have used it in both baby and kid sweaters and now I have designed a simple, everyday cardigan! I wanted something that I could wear with skirts or jeans, so it has a traditional fit and length.

Knit in worsted weight yarn, DOT KNOTS is knit in pieces from the bottom up. I knit my DOT KNOTS in the amazing Viola MCN Worsted, which is what I would call a heavy DK/light worsted weight and has just enough color variation to make the dots particularly special. In fact, I loved the yarn so much that, after photographing my first DOT KNOTS, I frogged and re-knit it in a size that fit me!

SIZES XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 2”/5cm positive ease when buttoned)
32 ¼ (36 ¼, 40, 43 ¾)(47 ½, 52 ½, 56 ¼)“/82 (92, 101.5, 111)(124, 133.5, 143)cm (buttoned)
LENGTH
19 ¼ (19 ¾, 20 ¼, 20 ¾)(21 ¼, 21 ¾, 22 ¼)”/49 (50, 51.5, 52.5)(54, 55, 56.5)cm

YARN

  • 5 (6, 6, 7)(8, 8, 9) skeins Viola MCN Worsted 80% Superwash Merino wool, 10% Cashmere goat, 10% Nylon; 200 yds/183m per 115g skein or
  • 975 (1050, 1175, 1275)(1425, 1600, 1700)yds/ 900 (950, 1075, 1175)(1300, 1475, 1550)m Heavy DK/Worsted weight yarn

GAUGE
19 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needle in Dot Knot Pattern (blocked).
Take time to check gauge.

NEEDLES
US sizes 6 (4mm) and 7 (4.5mm) 32”/80cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller

BUTTONS
9 (3/8”/12mm) buttons

CONSTRUCTION
BODY is worked in one piece from hem to underarm and then divided for FRONTS and BACK which are worked separately to shoulder. SLEEVES are worked bottom-up and sewn into the armholes. FRONT bands and neckband are picked up and worked last.