Ponderous

Last night I finished my first sweater, just in time to show it off at my Tuesday night knitting circle.

It an adaptation of the “Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet” from peonyknits.blogspot.com. The numbers were a significant departure from the original, which was designed for bulky weight yarn, so I thought I’d post the pattern below for anyone interested in doing the pattern in DK-weight yarn. But I take no claim for this awesome pattern. All the glory goes to peonyknits.blogspot.com.

Honeymoon Mini-Cardi

Peony Knit’s “AnthropoIogie Inspired-Capelet”
Adapted for two colors and DK weight yarn.

What I Used:
Size 5 (24 inch) circular and one set of size 5 double-pointed needles.
MC 2 skeins Green Mountain Spinnery “Sylvan Spirit” in Peridot
CC 1 skein Green Mountain Spinnery “Sylvan Spirit” in Blue Opal

Sizing:
Gauge= 22 st over 4”
Note: I made mine to fit a 36-37” bust and 12” arm circumference

What I Did:
CO 90 st (Note: If I had to make one change, I would have cast on a few more and had the front pieces be a bit wider)
Knit in CC 2 x 2 rib for 2 inches to create neckline

Raglan Increases:
(you will need 4 stitch markers to separate the body into 5 sections: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front)

MC:
Row 1, RS: k3, p11, yo, place marker, p2, yo, p13, yo, place marker, p2, yo, p28, yo, place marker, p2, yo, p13, yo, place marker, p2, yo, p11, k3
Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitches
Row 3 and all RS rows: k3, *p to next marker, yo, slide marker, p2, yo* repeat from * 3 more times, p until last 3 st, k3
Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm.
End with a WS row.

Split sleeves and body:
MC:
RS: k3, p to 1st marker, move all st from 1st to 2nd marker onto scrap yarn (right sleeve). P to 3rd marker. Move all st from 3rd to 4th marker onto another piece of scrap yarn (left sleeve). P to last 3 st, k3.
WS: Knit all st
Continue in reverse stockinette stitch (with k3 at each edge of the row) until desired length, ending with a RS row (I went until I ran out of MC)

CC:
Knit 1 row.
Switch to 2 x 2 rib, for two inches. BO all st

Sleeves:
CC:
Pick up all st unto doubled pointed needles, one sleeve at a time, from scrap yarn.
Knit 1 row.
Switch to 2 x 2 rib, for two inches. BO all st
Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing
Weave in all ends.
Add a button/pin as desired and enjoy!

Please note that all patterns and tutorials are for personal use only and should not be distributed or produced for sale without the written consent of the author.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Honeymoon Mini-Cardi

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