Susan Mills

for Classic Elite Yarns   2015

1507-1 Stand By Me

"Mesh stitch panels are joined as you go in this open-front cardigan with a unique construction," says Mills. It's a stunning piece, but a little more elaboration on how to do it is in order. In the Notes, Mills goes on to say:

"The finished bust measurement is twice the width of the back rectangle. This garment is intended to be worn open, with the fronts softly draping, as shown in the photographs.

"The back rectangle is worked first from the bottom up. Each front begins by casting on at the neck/shoulder edge and is worked down for the length of the armhole. Stitches for the draped lower section of each front are picked up along one side “seam" of the back and worked toward the center front opening. The sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole openings and worked in the round down to the cuff.

"Block each piece as it is worked to ensure that you’re maintaining the correct gauge and obtaining the correct measurements. The garment pieces are shown separately on the schematic for blocking purposes, but will be joined to each other as they are worked. The arrows on the schematic indicate the direction of the knitting. Fold any joined pieces out of the way as you block each part." She concludes: "The edges are deliberately left unfinished," so after you weave in the ends, that's about it.

Originally published in Sing 1507, a printed collection of designs.

Pattern Detail

  • 6 sizes, XS to 2XL; see data page charted
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • spring/summer
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
    • US 5
    • 19.0 over pattern
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