Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Stella





















You’ll need 6mm (US 10) needles and 8mm (US 11) needles; button; snap fastener; tapestry needle; thread

Yarn –700g wool (100g = 210y/192m), silk, cotton or any yarn that gives you the following tension over 1 inch of Stocking stitch:
Tension
6mm (US 10) needles – 1 inch: 5 sts and 5 rows
8mm (US 11) needles – 1 inch: 3 sts and 4 rows

Finished measurements
Length 70cm (27.5 in)
Width (across hem) 66cm (26in) – this is the widest part
Sleeve length 42 cm (16.5in)

Abbreviations
KFB an increase made by knitting into the front and back of the same st.


Back
Using 8mm (US 11) needles, CO 80 sts and work 1 row in K1, P1 rib.
Next row (RS) P
Next row K
Rep these two rows until piece meas approx 13 cm (19 k rows), ending with a P row facing.

Shape body
Next row P3, P2tog, P to last 5 sts, P2tog tbl, P3
Rep this row every 8 (or so) rows until 5 sts have been dec’d per side (10 total sts)… 70 sts

Change to smaller needles and cont in reverse stocking st for 12 rows.

Shape armholes
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next two rows… 62 sts
Dec 1 st at end of next 6 rows… 50 sts
Cont straight for 42 rows, ending with a P side facing.
Cast off all sts in K st

Front RS
Using 8mm needles, CO 50 sts and work 1 row in K1, P1 rib.
Next row P
Next row K
Rep these two rows until piece meas approx 13 cm (19 k rows) ending with a P row facing (as for the back).
Next row P to last 5 sts, P2tog tbl, P3.
Rep this row every 8 (or so) rows until 5 sts have been dec’d on ONLY ONE SIDE -- the side where your seam will be… 45 sts.
Cont until the front piece is equal with the back (approx 56 P rows) ending with a P row. Change to smaller needles. Cont in reverse st st for 4 – 5 more rows.
Next row P to last 5 sts, P2tog tbl, P3
Next row K
Begin neck shaping – start your button hole here (optional) – I used a button and snap fastener. Next row P2tog, P to end
Next row K
Rep these two rows 3 times more – or until you’ve worked 15 P rows (in total) from when you changed needles.

Begin shaping armhole AT THE SAME TIME as you’re shaping the v-neck.

Shape armholes
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next K row
Next row P2tog, P to end
Dec 1 st at beg of next 6 K rows…
Cont straight (dec ONLY at neck-line) for 16 more rows and then cont dec ONLY every 2nd row.
Cont in this manner for 56 rows from where you changed needles, ending with a P side facing.
Cast off rem sts in K st

Front LS
Using 8mm needles, CO 50 sts and work 1 row in K1, P1 rib.
Next row P
Next row K
Rep these two rows until piece meas approx 13 cm (19 k rows) ending with a P row facing (as for the back).
Next row P3, P2tog, P to end.
Rep this row every 8 (or so) RS rows until 5 sts have been dec on ONLY ONE SIDE -- the side where your seam will be… 45 sts.
Cont until the front piece is equal with the back (approx 56 P rows) ending with a P row. Change to smaller needles. Cont in reverse st st for 4 – 5 more rows.
Next row P3, P2tog, P to end.
Next row K

Begin neck shaping
Next row P to last 2 sts, P2tog
Next row K
Rep these two rows 3 times more – or until you’ve worked 15 P rows (in total) from when you changed needles.

Begin shaping armhole AT THE SAME TIME as you’re shaping the v-neck.

Shape armholes
CO 4 sts at beg of next P row, P to last 2 sts, P2tog.
Next row K
Dec 1 st at beg of next 6 P rows, P to last 2 sts, P2tog.
Cont straight (dec ONLY at neck-line) for 16 more rows and then cont dec ONLY every 2nd row.
Cont in this manner for 56 rows from where you changed needles, ending with a P side facing.
Cast off rem sts in K st
















Sleeves (make 2)
Using smaller needles, CO 50 sts and work 1 row in K1, P1 rib.
Next row P
Next row K
Rep these two rows 5 more times (11 total rows) ending with a K row facing.
Inc row KFB, K to last st, KFB
Next row Beg with a K row, inc 1 st at ea end
Work 5 rows
Inc row
Work 5 rows
Inc row
Work 3 rows
Inc row
Work 2 rows
Inc row
Work 5 rows
Inc row
Work 3 rows
Inc row
Work 5 rows
Inc row
Work 2 rows
Inc row
Work 5 rows… 68 sts
Inc row
Work 3 rows
Inc row
Work 1 row
Inc row
Work 3 rows
Inc row
Work 2 rows… 76 sts


Shape top
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows… 76 sts
Cont straight for 6 rows.
Work 1 row, ending with a P row facing.
Cast off rem sts (in K)

Making
up
Press all pieces very gently , on WS, using a warm iron over a cloth.
Join shoulder seams. Set in sleeves, join side and sleeve seams. Add button and snap fastener.

26 comments:

Adrienne said...

Looks wonderful!!!

Marilyn said...

This is fabulous and modern....which yarn did you actually use?

Nora said...

Marilyn, the yarn was purchased in France 3 - 4 years ago and didn't have ball bands. It was an 8 ply and I uesd approx 700g (210y/192m).

randi K design said...

You are back! I have been missing you! Your new jacket look very nice. Love the simple closing..

picperfic said...

oh my...such talent, this has a lovely drapey look to it.Clever you!

nonaKnits said...

What a fabulous design -- I love it! Thank you for posting the pattern.

Laughingrat said...

That looks so elegant and comfortable!

Team Knit ! said...

The design looks quite chic, I'd love to see it fleshed out.

yvonnep said...

This is simple, chic and I want to knit it...

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I really like this design. I found you via the Daily Knitter. Do you think this is too hard for a beginner (I have 3 projects planned already, so I doubt I could get to this until the winter, I am SLOW).

Thanks!

randi K design said...

Hi Nora! I have nominated you on my blog...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful design. Thank you. But may I ask what yarn did you make it in, please?

melilab said...

Thank you for the pattern, it's a beautiful garment and cleverly designed, I am definetely making this! And I got just the yarn :-)

Your designs really stand out, they are so organic and elegant

all the best

meli

harriets said...

Wonderful pattern. I wonder what yarn Meli bought.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this pattern!!! One question- what size will it fit, just approximately in the bust. Thanks so much!! I am looking forward to knitting it!!!!!

Duck said...

Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful patterns!
Very simple, but so elegant!

Patty said...

I just found your wonderfully simple yet chic pattern. What size does it fit? Can't wait to go yarn shopping !!

Anonymous said...

I'm also interested in knowing the sizes as I'm about a size 20/22. This style is perfect for me. Being a new knitter, I probably need more details than most. Any help expecially with completed measurements and which yarns are recommended would be really appreciated.

decafsis said...

I would love to make your design as it is a beautiful cardigan and just my style, But I also am a larger bust size. Is there any other info on size and changes for them? Thank You for sharing.

Sue said...

What size does this make? With the number of stitches used to make the 2 front pieces and the 1 back and considering that 3 sts = one inch, it appears that it will be 61 inches at the hem.

So, I guess this pattern makes a size EXTRA LARGE? Right?

Do you have directions for a size medium or large? This is exactly what I have been looking for.

HeyPearly said...

A U.S. size large=42" bust
U.S. size X-Lg = 45" bust

Will Stella fit?? Sophisticated, simple, perfect design.Please advise re: sizing ?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone actually knitting this cardigan??? I am having problems figuring out the sleeves, it doesn't make sense to only knit 6 rows at the end, is this correct??? I really love this pattern and am almost finished except for the sleeves

Nora said...

Anon, yes, myself and a few others have knit it. :) What seems to be the problem?

Mindy Williams said...

Can anyone answer the question on sizing? The pattern states that the finished size at its widest part is 26", but the stitch gauge does not match that for stitches used. Am I reading this wrong. Nora when u made I assume for yourself, what size did you consider it?

Merry said...

Hello Nora,
What size will this pattern be, completed as written?
It's beautiful and simple! Please let me know.
merry
merryglover@Cox.net

Anonymous said...

I am also confused about the sizing of this pattern. I'd like to make it in size "L".