Cattail is a captivating cardigan designed for crisp days when you crave a touch of warmth without sacrificing style. Knit with sideways construction, this piece showcases vertical zigzag lines that add a playful dimension to your ensemble. Between the stripes is a striking lace motif. To top it all off, Cattail features a charming crochet granny stripe collar that adds a touch of nostalgia. Crafted in our Uptown Bamboo DK yarn, this soft cardigan is the ideal companion for breezy days when you want to layer up in style without a shiver in sight.
SKILL Knitting + Crochet
SIZES XXS/XS (S/M, M/L, L/1X, 1X/2X) (2X/3X, 3X/4X, 4X/5X, 5X/6X) Shown in S/M size with approx. 1” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Uptown Bamboo DK (80% anti-pilling acrylic, 20% bamboo; 100g/284 yds) 508 Coral (MC) – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins 534 Chinchilla (CC1) – 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins 527 Seaglass (CC2) – 1 skein (all sizes) Needle: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” or longer circular (to accommodate large number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 6 (4 mm) 24” or longer circular (to accommodate large number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge Hook: US Size G/6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional), spare US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle (for three-needle bind-off), stitch holders or waste yarn, 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) (7, 8, 8, 8) ¾-1” buttons
GAUGE 20 sts x 28 rows = 4” in Lace patt with larger ndl 22 sts x 30 rows = 4” in Half Twisted Rib with smaller ndl 17 sts x 10 rows = 4” in double crochet (dc) Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This sweater is knit from the cuff to the center of the body in two separate pieces. It begins with the sleeve cuffs and after working the tapered sleeves, stitches are cast on for the body. The length to the center back is worked, and then stitches are placed on hold while the opposite side is knit. Then, the back stitches are joined using the three-needle bind-off. Stitches for the hem and button bands are picked up and knit flat. Finally, the collar is worked in a crochet granny stitch, with a single crochet border.
When working the Lace pattern, we recommend breaking your yarn at each color change. Weave in ends as you go to save time during finishing. You may wish to place markers between each repeat of the Lace pattern to help you stay on track.
Note – to maintain the integrity of the stitch pattern across all sizes, the gaps between each size are larger than is typical of most of our patterns. We recommend choosing the size closest to your actual bust measurement. Note that if you fall in the middle of the listed sizes, choosing to size down will result in a more fitted garment with negative ease, and choosing to size up will result in a more oversized garment with positive ease.