Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Pattern - Ribtastic Cardi

I am so so so excited ya'll! I have finally completed, test knit, and am publishing my very first knitting pattern! Whooooo!
First of all, I have to say hats off to all of the fabulous knitwear designers out there. Seriously, this ish is hard. There is so much math involved, and numbers are not my strong suit. But after some serious calculator skills and some math checking my by science-minded hubby, this pattern is ready to go!

So, I present to you...... (drumroll please)..... The Ribtastic Cardi!

The entire pattern is presented below, but the pattern is also available HERE in PDF form.







Ribtastic is a top-down raglan cardigan made out of worsted weight yarn. It features a decreasing rib pattern along the bottom, and pockets made using short-rows, to appear continuous with the decreasing ribbing of the body.

As a smaller disclaimer, I have done my very best to ensure this pattern is free of errors. However, it is my first design. So if you encounter an error or pattern instructions are unclear, just let me know and I'll attempt to fix it. Thanks so much!





Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows per 4”
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland in Yosemite


Yardage: 1410 (1530, 1600, 1700, 1800)
Needles: US 7 DPN’s or 40” circular, US 8 32” circular, or size that achieves gauge
Sizing: 32 (34, 38, 40, 44)
  


Cast On 54 (56, 62, 67, 69) stitches
Row 1 - Set up Row (RS): K2 (2, 2, 3, 3), PM, K8 (8, 10, 10, 10) PM, K34 (36, 38, 41, 43), PM, K8 (8, 10, 10, 10), PM, K2 (2, 2, 3, 3)
Row 2 (WS): Purl

Increases:
Row 1:(RS) *Knit to 1 stitch before marker, KFB, SM, K1, KFB* (4 times) Knit to end (8 sts inc.)
Row 2: (WS) Purl

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 23 (25, 28, 30, 34) times.


Separate Sleeves and Body
(RS) Knit to marker 1, Remover marker and place stitches on waste yarn, cast on 2 (2, 3, 4, 4), remove marker. Knit to marker 3, place sleeve stitches on waist yar, cast on 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) knit to end. 134 (144, 164, 179, 197 ) sts left on needle
(WS) Purl
(RS) Increase 0 (2, 2, 3, 1) evenly on this row.
(WS) Purl


Continue in stockinette stitch until body measures 10 (11, 12, 12, 13) inches from underarm, or 8 inches from desired pattern length.

Bottom Ribbing:
Row 1: K2, P2, Knit to 4 sts from end, P2, K2
Row 2: P2, K2, Purl to 4 sts from end, K2, P2
Row 3: (K2, P2) 2 times, Knit to 8 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times
Row 4: (P2, K2) 2 times, Purl to 8 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times
Row 5: (K2, P2) 3 times, Knit to 12 sts from end, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 6: (P2, K2) 3 times, Purl to 12 sts from end, (K2, P2) 3 times

Repeat Rows 5 & 6 seven more times (8 times total)


Row 7: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, P2, Knit to 44 sts from end, P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 8: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, K2, Purl to 44 sts from end, K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 9: : (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, P2, K2, P2, Knit to 48 sts from end, P2, K2, P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3
   times
Row 10: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, K2, P2, K2, Purl to 48 sts from end, K2, P2,K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3
   times
Row 11: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 52 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 12: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 52 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 13: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 56 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 14: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 56 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 15: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 60 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 16: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 60 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 17: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 64 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 18: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 64 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
For size 32, move to rows 49 and 50

Row 19: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 68 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 20: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 68 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 21: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 70 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 22: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 70 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
For size 34, move to rows 49 and 50
                                     
Row 23: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 72 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 24: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 72 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 25: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 74 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 26: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 74 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 27: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 76 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 28: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 76 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 29: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 78 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 30: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 78 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 31: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 80 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 32: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 80 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
For size 38, move to rows 49 and 50


Row 33: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 82 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 34: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 82 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 35: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 84 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 36: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 84 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 37: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 86 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 38: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 86 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 39: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 88 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 40: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 88 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
For size 40, move to rows 49 and 50

Row 41: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 90 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 42: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 90 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 43: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 92 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 44: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 92 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 45: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 94 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 46: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 94 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times
Row 47: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2, K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 96 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,
   P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 48: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2, P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 96 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,
   K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times


Row 49: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, *P2, K2* to 40 sts from end, P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times
Row 50: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, *K2, P2* to 40 sts from end, K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Repeat Rows 21 & 22 13 (11, 9, 7, 5) more times.

Row 15: *K2, P2* to end
Row 16: *P2, K2* to end

Switch to smaller needles.
Repeat Rows 15 & 16 7 more times (8 times total)


Bind off loosely in pattern.


Front Edging:
Switching to smaller needles and with RS facing, pick up and knit 3 of every 4 sts all the way around, ending with a multiple of 4+2. Work *k2,p2* for 2.5’’. Bind off.

Sleeves:
Place held stitches on circular or double pointed needles. PM for beginning of round.
Pick up 2 stitches from underarm, knit around held stitches, pick up 2 more stitches from underarm. 58 (62, 70, 74, 82) sts.

Knit 1 round.  

Decrease round: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Repeat decrease round every 6 rounds 11 (13, 15, 17, 20) times, until there are 36 (36, 40, 40, 44) sts remaining.
Knit in stockinette until sleeve measures 14 (14, 15, 16, 16) inches from underarm, or 4 inches from desired length.
Switching to smaller needles: K2, P2 for 4 inches.
Bind of sleeve stiches loosely.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Pockets:
With front RS facing, pick up 26 stitches, beginning 12 stitches from edging and at the bottom of the stockinette section of ribbing.



Row 1 (WS): *K2, P2* to end
Row 2 (RS): *P2, K2* to end.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until pocket is even with front cardigan ribbing.

Row 1 (and all RS rows): *P2, K2* to end.
Row 2 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 4 from end. Turn.
Row 4 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 8 from end. Turn.
Row 6 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 12 from end. Turn.
Row 8 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 16 from end. Turn.
Row 10 (WS): K2, P2, K2 to 20 from end. Turn.
Row12: (WS): *K2, P2* to end.

Bind off in pattern. Seam pocket sides to cardigan.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you for the pattern, I sure will make one (some day, too busy right now). :)

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I cannot wait to buy some yarn and start making it - for myself - or maybe one for my sister and then one for myself.

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  3. Thanks for the pattern. It looks lovely.

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  4. Many thanks for your generosity...it's a lovely cardi and I'd love to knit it :)

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  5. Hi! Quick question. In the set up row, you have "PM,PM" is that an error or do I put 2 markers on at once? Sorry if this is obvious, I'm new to reading clothing patterns. Thanks!

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    1. Sorry! That is an error. You only need to place one marker there. So you should have 4 markers total after the set up row is complete.

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  6. I've been having so much fun knitting this cute cardi. I have a question on the stitch count tho. I'm knitting size 34, but my stitch count after putting the sleeves on waste yarn is 132 (including the 4 cast ons). The pattern says I should have 144, but my math comes out to 132 when I add the initial 56 cast on plus 22 8 stitch raglan increases and 4 cast ons. Hoping you can enlighten me. Thank you! Holly

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  7. Wouldn't the original cast on of 56 be minus 16 tho for the sleeves? So 21x4=84 plus 40 original cast on for the body?

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  8. My stitch count does not match the number given. Am I missing something? Cast on 62. When I separate sleeves and body there is a problem. HELP

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    1. yes, there was a math error. The pattern has been corrected and updated. Sorry about that!

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  9. I am also having some trouble here. After taking off the stitches for sleeves, I have 140 on the hook. I'm ok with that discrepancy ( I should have 144), but I'm confused about the (RS) Increase 0 (2,2,3,1) evenly on this row. Does that mean only increase 2 stitches on the entire row? So I would end up with 142 and continue with that number for the whole body?
    Thank you for making this pattern. I've been wanting to knit a cardigan for some time. This is my first one.

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    1. Yes. You would increase only 2 stitches on that row, and then continue with 142 for the rest of the body. This is because you need a multiple of 4+2 for the body so that the ribbing works out correctly on the bottom of the sweater. I hope that helps.

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  10. I'm having an issue with the ribbing rows on the bottom of the cardigan. I understand that each RS row should be adding a P2, K2 to get the angled affect going on, but that's not what the pattern is telling me to do. It's not adding up. Instead of increasing the number of (P2, K2) each time, each row just says to do it twice, and to not continue the pattern where it is already going. Do you see what I mean?

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    1. The issue starts with Row 13, I believe

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    2. I have the exact same issue! I've done it as I thought it should be until I've got the entire rib complete across the back. It looks the same as the photos online. Would be good for the pattern to be updated though.

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