Sevrine Cardigan by Vanessa Smith

Sevrine Cardigan

Knitting
February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needles, after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1017 - 2847 yards (930 - 2603 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) / At high bust, with edging overlapping: 27¾ (31¾, 35, 39¾, 43½, 47¾, 50¾)” / 70.5 (80.5, 89, 101, 110.5, 121.5, 129) cm
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The cardigan version of Sevrine features a shawl collar, rounded front edges, and mirrored motifs that form a flattering hourglass shape against a reverse stockinette stitch background. The relaxed but feminine fit is timeless and wearable in a variety of settings.

This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down with simultaneous set-in sleeves. After establishing the back and fronts, you’ll pick up a small number of stitches for the sleeves before shaping the sleeve caps, yoke, and armholes at the same time. Once the sleeves are separated from the body, the tailored fit and silhouette are achieved through waist shaping, decreases, and short rows. Stitches are picked up along the edges of the cardigan for the shawl collar and continuous edging. Upon completion of the body and edging, the sleeves are resumed from the underarm and worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.

In a warmer climate? Instructions are also provided for short sleeves and a narrower edging to create a more vestlike cardigan that can be worn over a t-shirt or tank top.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Finished Measurements
27¾ (31¾, 35, 39¾, 43½, 47¾, 50¾)” / 70.5 (80.5, 89, 101, 110.5, 121.5, 129) cm at high bust, edging overlapping

Long-sleeved cardigan with wider edging is intended to fit with approximately 2” (5 cm) negative ease when worn with edging overlapping (“closed”) and with approximately 4½” (11.5 cm) positive ease when worn open.

Short-sleeved cardigan with narrower edging is intended to be worn open with no ease.

Yarn

With long sleeves and wider edging: 1588 (1759, 1921, 2111, 2333, 2605, 2847) yards / 1452 (1608, 1757, 1930, 2133, 2382, 2603) meters plied sport weight yarn

With short sleeves and narrower edging: 1017 (1135, 1241, 1362, 1493, 1649, 1794) yards / 930 (1038, 1135, 1245, 1365, 1508, 1640) meters plied sport weight yarn

Cardigan shown in S/31¾” (80.5 cm) size with long sleeves, wider edging, and Madelinetosh Tosh Sport sport weight, 100% superwash merino wool in colorway ‘Ink.’

Needles

  • US 2½ (3.0 mm) circular needle, 60” (152 cm) or longer
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (81 cm) or longer
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 60” (152 cm)
  • Appropriate needles of the same two sizes for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge
23 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using larger needles, after blocking

Notions

  • (4) Stitch markers, color A

  • (4) Stitch markers, color B

  • (4) Stitch markers, color C

  • (1) Stitch marker, unique for beginning of round

  • (6) Removable stitch markers

  • Cable needle

  • Waste yarn or spare circular needles/cords

  • Tapestry needle