Topside Cardi

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Topside Cardi

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Cozy up to this short sleeved cardigan with garter stitch details. Shown in Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell.


36.75 ins [93.5 cm]
21.25 ins [55 cm]
40.25 ins [102 cm]
22.5 ins [57 cm]
43.75 ins [111 cm]
24 ins [61 cm]
47.25 ins [120 cm]
25 ins [63.5 cm]
51 ins [129.5 cm]
26.75 ins [68 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $53.02

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36.75 ins [93.5 cm]
21.25 ins [55 cm]

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Color Info

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Magenta(ish), 00006Edit Color

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 9/5.5mm

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 9/5.5mm

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg

Bead Stitch Markers

Clear 3/Pkg

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg

Materials not included in this kit:

7 buttons, 1" [25mm] diameter.

The materials for this project cost $53.02


Garter Stitch = Knit all rows when working back and forth; knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd when working in the rnd

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P1-f/b = Purl next stitch, then purl it through back loop. (1 stitch increased)

rep = repeat

Skp = Slip 1 stitch knitwise, k1, pass slipped stitch over. (1 stitch decreased)

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions


Small 36.75 ins [93.5 cm]
Medium 40.25 ins [102 cm]
Large 43.75 ins [111 cm]
XL 47.25 ins [120 cm]
2XL 51 ins [129.5 cm]
Small 21.25 ins [55 cm]
Medium 22.5 ins [57 cm]
Large 24 ins [61 cm]
XL 25 ins [63.5 cm]
2XL 26.75 ins [68 cm]


Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)

Magentaish (00006)
Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) circular knitting needle, 24" [60 cm] long, or size needed to obtain gauge. Set of 4 size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) double-pointed knitting needles. Stitch markers. Stitch holders or waste yarn. 7 buttons, 1" [25 mm] diameter. Yarn needle.


In Reverse Stocking stitch, 17 sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm].


Note:Cardigan is worked in one piece from the top down.
1x1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts):
All Rows:*K1, p1; rep from * to end. Cascading Leaves Pattern (panel of 14 sts):
Note:You may work pattern from text or Chart.
Row 1 (RS):K3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, skp, k3.
Row 2 and Every WS Row: P6, k2, p6.
Row 3: K2, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1, skp, k2.
Row 5: K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, k1, skp, k1.
Row 7:K2tog, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, skp.
Row 8:Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Cascading Leaves Pattern.
2x2 Rib(multiple of 4 sts):
All Rows:*K2, p2; rep from * to end.
With circular needle, cast on 8 (10-11-12-13) sts for Left Front, pm, 7 (8-9-10-11) sts for Left Sleeve, pm, 20 (22-24-26-28) sts for Back, pm, 7 (8-9-10-11) sts for Right Sleeve, and 16 (16-17-18-19) sts for Right Front– 58 (64-70-76-82) sts. Work in 1x1 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Yoke
Shaping Row (RS):[Work in Rev St st to 1 st before marker, p1-f/b, slip marker, p1-f/b] 4 times, work in Rev St st to last 15 sts, work 14 sts of Cascading Leaves Pattern, p1– 66 (72-78-84-90) sts. Continuing to work patterns as established, rep Shaping Row every other row 23 (26, 29, 32, 35) times, ending with a WS row– 250 (280-310-340-370) sts [32 (37-41-45-49) sts for Left Front, 55 (62-69-76-83) sts each Sleeve, 68 (76-84-92-100) sts for Back, 40 (43-47-51-55) sts for Right Front].
Next Row (RS):Purl to marker for Left Front, place next 55 (62-69-76-83) sts on a st holder for Left Sleeve, removing markers, cast on 8 sts for underarm, purl across sts for Back, place next 55 (62-69-76-83) sts on a st holder for Right Sleeve, removing markers, cast on 8 sts for underarm, work to end for Right Front– 156 (172-188-204-220) sts. Work even in patterns as established until piece measures 9 (9-9.5-9.5-10)" [23 (23-24.5-24.5-25.5) cm], from underarm, ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Change to 2x2 Rib; work even for 2 1/2" [6 cm]. Cast off all sts loosely in rib.
Transfer sts from st holder to dpns. Pick up and purl 8 sts from underarm sts, purl to end–63 (70, 77, 84, 91) sts. Join to work in the rnd; place marker at beginning of rnd. Purl 1 rnd, dec 3 (6, 5, 4, 7) sts evenly around–60 (64, 72, 80, 84) sts. Work in 2 x 2 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm]. Cast off all sts loosely in rib.
Button Band: With RS facing, using circular needle, pick up and purl 3 sts for every 4 rows along Left Front. Work in Garter st for 2" [5 cm].
Cast off all sts loosely.
Buttonhole Band: Work as for Button Band until Band measures 1" [2.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Place markers for 7 buttons, the first and last 1" [2.5 cm] from top and bottom edge, and the remaining 5 evenly spaced between.
Buttonhole Row (RS): [Knit to marker, k2tog, (yo) twice, ssk] 7 times, knit to end. Complete as for Button Band. Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Sew on buttons.