This is the look that I would love to have at ‘Xmas Eve, on a special date or even to hang out with friends! (I’m so in love with this pattern! )
Cecilia cardigan has a delicate and feminine lacy collar. The fit dances between a vintage look and a bomber jacket shape, with a comfortable bust area, slightly shaped at the waist and ending with a ribbing band.
The sleeve’s cuffs have the same lacy motif as the collar and they go a little over the top of the hands.
When buttoned for a preppy look, an elegant band covers the buttons. Cecilia also looks fun when dressed opened and with your favorite t-shirt and jeans.
Cecilia Cardigan is a free pattern and you can download at Ravelry by clicking here!
This sweater is worked top-down and back and forth in one piece and seamless. The sleeves are worked in the round.
Begin working the lacy collar, followed by shaping the back neck with short rows and working the yoke and body in Reverse Stockinette stitch until the rib 1 x 1 finishing.
There are 3 collar’s charts for each cardigan size (center, right and left sides).
***After the cardigan’s instructions you will find the collar charts and their written instructions that vary in size. They are organized in a way that you can print out only the size(s) that you like.
After the short rows shaping, the collar folds back and the Row 22 becomes a RS row.
The sleeves are also worked in Reverse Stockinette stitch in circular. The cuffs are worked in 1 x 1 ribbing and a lace panel.
The instructions at the beginning and at the end of all the rows along the collar yoke and body (except the ones from the short rows shaping), builds an I-cord finishing along the edges.
On the body there will be 2 columns formed by knit stitches (RS) and purl stitches (WS) on each side, like if they were seams.
After the collar and along the yoke and body, two button bands are worked along the cardigan. At one we will sew the buttons, the other will cover them and a third one is worked when the piece is finished, picking up stitches from the inside (WS).
A few more details about Cecilia:
20 sts/28 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] shown in size M
Chest: 32.5 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56] inches
Length: 18.5 [19, 19.5, 20, 20.5, 21, 21.5] inches
Note: For fit as shown, choose the size that matches your bust measurements.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash [100% superwash wool; 220 yards/200m per 100g ball]; color: 1922 Christmas Red Heather; 5 [6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9] balls – 993 [1109, 1253, 1388, 1542, 1740, 1888]yds
Recommended needle size [always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below — every knitter’s gauge is unique]
32-inch length or longer US 6/4 mm circular needle
32-inch length or longer US 4/3.5 mm circular needle
1 set US 6/4mm double-point needles [or long circular needle for magic loop method]
I like to thank my beloved daughter Mariana for modeling, so beautifully and graciously, once again! She makes everything better!
I also thank to my dear friend Leticia Cinto for her kindness and generosity for tech editing Cecilia Cardi!
I hope that you like Cecilia Cardigan and have a good knitting time!
Peace, Knit and Love as much as you can! Merry Christmas!