Alcanto Summer Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern

Alcanto summer cardigan free knitting pattern

Alcanto Summer Cardigan - Want to get stylish this summer? The most wonderful clothes are self-made! This trendy cardigan is made of the new yarn Lana Grossa Alcanto, a soft yarn with a leather look, totally trendy for this season. Be inspired by this Alcanto Summer Cardigan and get going with the free knitting pattern!

Materials:
Lana Grossa Alcanto 300 (300/350) gr colour black (11)
- Knitting needles no. 7 and 8, circular knitting needles no. 7 mm, 40 cm long

Lana Grossa Alcanto summer cardigan free knitting pattern

Sizes
36/38, 40/42 and 44/46
The numbers for size 40/42 are in between (), for size 44/46 after the /.
When there's only 1 number, this counts for all sizes.

Stitches used
Garter stitch
Cable pattern: number of sts. needs to be a multiple of 2 + 2 edge st. 1st row (= right side row): edge st.,*insert from behind your work in the 2nd st. of the left needle and make a knit st., leave the st. on the needle and knit the 1st. st. of the left needle., slip both sts. from your left needle, repeat from * across, edge st. The 2nd row (= wrong side row): edge st.,*insert behind your work in the 2nd st. from your left needle and purl this st., leave this st. on the needle, purl the 1st st. of the left needle, slip both sts., repeat from * across, edge st. Alternately repeat the first and second row.

Edge stitch:

  • Right side row: Knit 1 st.; at the end of the rows knit the last st.
  • Wrong side row: Slip 1 st. purl wise (leave your yarn in front of your work); at the end of the row slip 1 st. purl wise (leave your yarn in front of your work).

Double edge stitch (edges of the front):

  • Right side row: Knit 1 st. and slip 2nd st. purl wise (leave your yarn behind your work); at the end of the row, slip the second last st. purl wise (leave your yarn behind your work) and knit the last st.
  • Wrong side row: Slip 1 st. purl wise (leave your yarn in front of your work) and purl the 2nd st.; at the end of the row purl the second last st.; slip the last st. purl wise (leave your yarn in front of your work).

Pattern 1: 1 row garter, * 2 rows cable pattern, 2 rows garter, repeat from * constantly.

Gauge:
Pattern 1 with needles no. 8: 14 sts. and 14,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm
Cable pattern with needles no. 8: 14,5 sts. and 11,5 rows = 10 x10 cm.

Note: this cardigan will get larger when wearing it.

Alcanto Summer Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern

Back: Cast on 72 (78/84) sts. with needles no. 7 and continue with needles no. 8 in pattern 1 by starting with 1 wrong side row. For the sloping of the edges, increase every 2nd row 16 x1 st. on both sides = you'll get 104 (110/116) sts. At a total height of 28 cm = after 41 rows, continue in cable pattern. At a total height of 39 (41/43) cm, on both sides put 1x2 sts. on hold, then every 2nd row put 8x2 sts. on hold for the shoulders. Put the remaining 68 (74/80) sts. on a stitch holder (the middle 26 sts. will shape the neckline and on both sides the 21 (24/27) sts. will shape the shoulders).

Left Front: Cast on 39 (43/47) sts. with needles no. 7mm and continue with needles no. 8mm in pattern 1 by starting with 1 wrong side row. At the closing edge of the front work a double edge st. For the sloping of the edge to create a sleeve shape, at the right side increase 16x1  st. = 55 (59/63) sts. At a total height of 28 cm = after 41 rows continue in cable pattern. At a total height of 39 (41/43) cm for shaping the shoulder on the right side put 1x2 sts. on hold, then every 2nd row 8x2 sts. and 1x21 (24/27) sts. on hold. At a total height of 42 (44/46) cm for the neckline cast off on the left side 1x12 (13/14) sts. and each 2nd row cast off 4x1 st.

Right Front: Knit in reversed way.

Finishing: Continue with the 39 (42/45) shoulder sts. you've put on hold. Start with purling 1 right side row. Close the shoulder seams the following way: Put the sts. of both shoulders on your needles, put both needles with the wrong sides of your work on each other and knit tog. 1 st. of one needle with 1 st. of the other needle and cast off.

Next to both sides of the 26 sts. you've put in hold for the back of the neck, knit up 25 sts. from the neckline of both fronts with circular knitting needles no. 7mm = you'll get 76 sts. Knit 5 rows garter, and make a double edge st. for the closing edges at the front. Cast off all sts. For the edging of the armholes knit up 36 (41/46) sts. with circular knitting needles no. 7 mm and knit 5 rows garter. Cast off all sts. Close the sleeve and side seams.

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