Cascade - Free Pattern
The lace inspiration was brought up by my time in the outdoors. The leaf motif along the button band incorporates form and function. It reminds me of flowing creeks while cleverly concealing buttonholes.
The cardigan is raglan styled and is knit in a top down fashion. The leaf placket is worked in line with the rest of the cardigan and incorporates buttonholes. The leaf placket is designed as such that the next leaf begins at the same time as the previous leaf ends, which means that the first and last rows of the pattern are done in sequence within the same row of the cardigan. The leaf also incorporates a CDD (Central Double Decrease - sl2 tog kwise, k1, pass slipped stitches over).
When the cardigan reaches the appropriate length the bottom band is knit in a broken rib stitch. In order to maintain the design, the cardigan’s length changes in whole-leaf increments only.
The right placket is knit next, also in the broken rib stitch; the neckband is added last.
The sleeves are knit in the round using double pointed needles and are finished in the same manner as the rest of the cardigan.
3 months [6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 6]
Chest: 17½ [19, 21, 21¾, 23½, 25¼, 27, 28] inches
Length: 9 [11, 11, 13½, 13½, 15¾, 16, 18] inches
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