Follow the Rainbow Open Cardigan
Posted on Thursday the 12th May 2016 by 1,001 Knits
Now that it is May and April showers are hopefully over with, I thought I would brighten up our days with a lovely open Rainbow cardigan. This cardigan is worked from the bottom to the top and has two fronts. Here is a diagram for your reference on how I made this cardigan. I made mine with bell-sleeves but if you live in a warm place year-round I would just skip the sleeves, it looks great that way too! Sizing S/M and (L/XL).
KnitPro Trendz Interchangeable knitting needle starter set
Cast on 156 stiches (216).
Row 1: Knit each stitch across
Row 2: Purl each stitch across.
Repeat working in stockinette stitch until piece measures 26 inches in length or 66 cm (30 inches or 76cm).
Knit first 52 (72) stitches to create the first front of the cardigan. Use stitch holders or string to keep the remainder of the stitches safe.
Repeat stockinette stitch for 24 rows, cast off on row 25.
Knit 52 (72) stitches to create the back of the cardigan. Use stitch holders to hold the last 52(72) stitches.
Repeat stockinette stitch for 24 rows, cast on row 25.
Knit 52 (72) stitches to create the left front of the cardigan.
Sew the fronts, I sewed about 2.5 inches (7cm) for the straps of the cardigan.
Sleeves (optional, make 2)
Cast on 50 (60) stitches.
Knit stockinette stitch for 15 rows,
Row 16: Purl across (50, 60)
Row 17: kn2tog twice, knit to last 4 stitches, kn2tog twice. (46,56)
Row 18: Purl across
Row 19: kn2tog twice, knit to last 4 stitches, kn2tog twice. (42, 52)
Row 20: purl across
Row 21: kn2tog twice, knit to last 4 stitches, kn2tog twice (38, 48)
Row 22: Purl across
Row 23: kn2tog twice, knit to last 4 stitches, kn2tog twice, (34, 44)
Row 24: Purl across
Row 25: kn2tog twice, knit to last 4 stitches, kn2tog twice (30, 40).
Continue working stockinette stitch until sleeve measures 40 cm (50cm)
Cast off and sew to shoulders, block and enjoy!
Make It Your Own
I think this yarn is so cool, different, breathable, the colors are amazing. I have nothing bad to say about the yarn! The pattern is also pretty easy to work up and make your own. If you are ever working on making a pattern and not sure how to size it, I usually measure what I am working on against an item of clothing that I love. Practice makes progress, so keep on knitting!