Ardelise

Cleverly knit from the top down in one seamless piece, Ardelise is an open-front cardigan knit in a versatile sport weight yarn. It features raglan shaping and a beautiful, continuous lace collar that is worked at the same time as the main fabric of the body. Wear open or cinched with an oversized belt for effortless style.

SIZES 
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
14 ¼ (16, 17 ¾, 20, 21 ¾, 24, 26 ¼)” / 36 (41, 45, 51, 55, 61, 67) cm back width

Intended to fit a 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)” / 71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm bust. Choose a size with a back width up to 1” (2.5 cm) smaller than half of your actual bust measurement, or that is closest to half of your high bust measurement (circumference at underarm).

YARN 
965 (1060, 1165, 1280, 1410, 1550, 1705) yards / 882 (970, 1065, 1170, 1290, 1418, 1560) meters sport weight yarn, with long sleeves.

Ideally, the yarn should have a high wool content and up to 15% of a fiber known for its drape, i.e. alpaca, silk or bamboo.

NEEDLES 

  • 32” (82 cm) long or longer circular needle, size US 5 (3.75 mm) 
  • 32” (82 cm) long or longer circular needle, size US 3 (3.25 mm) 
  • Appropriate needles of the same two sizes for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round

GAUGE 
22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, using larger needles

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS 

  • (6) Stitch markers 
  • Waste yarn 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • (1) Stitch holder

ADDITIONAL NOTES: 

  • Pattern includes instruction for 3/4 length and long sleeves for additional customization. 
  • This pattern begins with a Figure 8 Cast On and includes a photo tutorial on the technique. My video tutorial can be found here.