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Cornelia Duo

By Tagil Perlmutter
IntermediateOrganic

For some time this corn yarn waited in my basket to become something. I did not know what to make out of it – such a crisp and smooth and beautiful yarn, what will suit it best?
As spring approached, I combined the love my little girls have for lacey "festive" cardigans with Petite Purls' idea of eco-friendly materials to create this attractive duo that fits girls of many sizes. You could actually skip the lace and replace it with St st to create a unisex look.

Sizes

0-6 months [6-12month, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years]
Shown in size 5-6 years

Finished Measurements

Chest: 19.75 [22, 24, 26.5, 28.25] inches
Length: 10.5[12.4, 14, 16, 18.5] inches

Materials

Cornelia (my own brand) [100% Corn yarn; 147 yards/135 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram ball];

            Cardigan:
            Off-white [MC]; 3[4, 4, 5, 5] balls
            Grass Green [CC]; 1 ball for all sizes

            Hat:
            Off-white [MC]; 1 ball
            Grass Green [CC]; small amount

Alternate yarn: South West Trading Company A-MAIZing [142 yards/130 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram ball]

Recommended needle sizes

For Cardigan:
US #7/4.5 mm 32 inch circular needle
Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook for button loops
For Hat:
US #7/4.5 mm 16 inch circular needle
2 size 7 dpn needles for hat top I-cord

Notions

3 Stitch holders, 2 buttons, stitch marker

Gauge

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches square

Pattern Notes

Raglan shaping is worked 2 sts from the end of the row to make a pretty raglan edge. Cardigan is worked from the bottom in one piece to armholes.

Skills Required

Knitting on dpns, simple lace, blocking, I-cord


INSTRUCTIONS

CARDIGAN

Body

Using the longer circular needle and CC cast on 101[111, 121, 131, 141] sts.
Knit 4 rows (Garter st).
Change to MC and begin lace pattern.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skp.
Row 2: Purl across.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 3 times.
Row 9: K1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, * yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 10: Purl across.
Rows 11-16: Repeat Rows 9 and 10, 3 times.

Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
Repeat Rows 1-8 one more time.

All Sizes
Work in St st until Body measures 5[6, 7, 8.5, 10] inches from cast on edge.

Divide for Back and Fronts

Next Row: K22[24, 26, 28, 31] sts. Slip these sts onto a stitch holder for right front, bind off 8[8, 10, 10, 10] sts, k40[46, 48, 54, 58], slip last 41[47, 49, 55, 59] sts onto a stitch holder for back, bind off 8[8, 10, 10, 10] sts, k21[23, 25, 27, 30].

Left Front

Row 1: Purl across.
Row 2 (Raglan Shaping): K2, skp, knit across: 21[23, 25, 27, 30] sts.
Row 3: Purl across.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 10[11, 12, 13, 15] times, then repeat Row 2 once more: 10[11, 12, 13, 14]sts

Corn CardiNeck Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 4[4, 4, 5, 6] sts, purl across:  6[7, 8, 8, 8] sts.

Row 2: K2, skp, knit across: 5[6,7,7,7] sts.
Row 3: Bind off 1 st at neck edge, purl across: 4[5, 6, 6, 6] sts.
Row 4:  K2, skp, knit across:  3[4, 5, 5,5] sts.
Row 5: Bind off 1 st at neck edge, purl across: 2[3, 4, 4, 4] sts.
Row 6:  K2tog 1[1, 2, 2, 2] times, knit across.
Cut yarn and pull through remaining st(s).

Back

With WS facing, slip 41[47, 49, 55, 59] sts from stitch holder to needle and rejoin yarn.
Row 1: Purl across.
Row 2 (Raglan Shaping): K2, skp, knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 39[45, 47, 53, 57] sts.
Row 3: Purl across.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 13[14, 15, 16, 18] times; slip remaining 13[17,17, 21, 21] sts onto a stitch holder.

Right Front

With WS facing, slip the  22[24, 26, 28, 31] sts on back stitch holder to needle and rejoin yarn.
Row 1: Purl across.
Row 2 (Raglan Shaping): Knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 21[23, 25, 27, 30] sts.
Row 3: Purl across.
Repeat these 2 rows 10[11, 12, 13, 15] times more: 11[12, 13, 14, 15] sts.

Neck Shaping
Row 1: Bind off 4[4, 4, 5, 6] sts, knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 6[7, 8, 8, 8] sts.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: Bind off 1 st, skp, knit across: 4[5,6,6,6] sts.
Row 4: Purl across.
Row5:  Bind off 1 st, skp, knit across: 3[4,5,5,5] sts
Row 6: P2tog 1[2,2,2,2] times, purl across.
Cut yarn and pull through remaining st(s).

Corn CardiSleeves (make 2)

With CC, cast on 31[31, 41, 51, 51] sts.
Knit 4 rows (Garter st).
Change to MC and begin lace pattern.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skp.
Row 2: Purl across.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 3 times.
Row 9: K1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, * yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 10: Purl across.
Rows 11-16: Repeat Rows 9 and 10, 3 times.

Sizes 1-2 year, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
Repeat Rows 1-8 one more time.

All Sizes
Increase Row: Kfb, knit across to last st, kfb: 33[33, 43, 53, 53] sts.

Working in St st, continue to inc 1 st at each edge in same manner, every 4 [4, 6, 10, 10] rows until there are 43[49, 53, 57, 63] sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 6[8, 9.5, 11.5, 13] inches from cast on edge, ending with a WS row.

Raglan Shaping

Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 4[4, 5, 5, 5] sts at beginning of next 2 rows, work across: 35[41, 43, 47, 53] sts.
Row 3: K2, skp, knit across to last 4 sts, skp, k2: 33[39, 41, 45, 51] sts.
Row 4: Purl across.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 13[14, 15, 16, 18] times more: 7[11, 11, 13, 15] sts.
Slip remaining sts onto stitch holder.

Corn CardiRight Front Border

With RS facing and CC, pick up 47[54, 62, 72, 84] sts evenly spaced across Right Front
Knit 4 rows (Garter st).
Bind off all sts knitwise.

Left Front Border

Work same as Right Front Border.

Sew raglan seams.

Neckband

With RS facing and MC, pick up 10[10, 10, 11, 13] sts evenly spaced along left neck edge, k7[11, 11, 13, 15] from right Sleeve st holder, k13[17,17, 21, 21] from back st holder, k7[11, 11, 13, 15] from left Sleeve st holder, pick up 10[10, 10, 11, 13] sts evenly spaced along right neck edge: 47[59, 59, 69, 77] sts.

Knit 4[4, 4, 6, 6] rows (Garter st) inc 8[6, 6, 6 8] sts evenly spaced across last row: 55[65, 65, 75, 85] sts.

Begin lace pattern; RS of neckband is WS of the cardigan.
Row 1: K2, k2tog, k3, yo, [k1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo] 3[5, 5, 6, 7] times, k1, yo, k3, skp, k2.
Row 2: K2 purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, 4 times.
Row 9: With CC knit across inc 10[10, 12, 14, 16] sts evenly spaced.
Row 10: Knit across.
Bind off all sts knitwise loosely.

FINISHING

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Button Loop

Place markers on Left Front Band where you want your buttons to be.
With crochet hook join CC to Right Front Band adjacent to marked button position, chain 6 (or adjust number of chains to the size of your button), slip st in same st as joining to form the loop, fasten off. Repeat for remaining loop.
Sew buttons to Left Front Band opposite button loops.

Blocking garment focusing on the lace areas. Stretching the lace areas a little will improve the look of lace. Please note: corn yarn is extremely sensitive to heat – do not iron this yarn!

Hat

With CC and shorter circular needles, cast on 61[71, 71, 81, 91] sts. Place marker, being careful not to twist, join to begin working in the round. Knit Garter st in rounds as follows:
Rnd 1: Knit around.
Rnd 2: Purl around.
Rnd 3: Knit around.
Rnd 4: Purl around.
Change to MC.
Rnd 5: K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skp.
Rnd 6: Knit around.
Rnds 7-12: Repeat Rnds 5 and 6, 3 times.
Rnd 13: K1, yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog psso, k3, yo, k1, * yo, k3, s1 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
Rnd 14: Knit around.
Rnds 15-20: Repeat Rnds 13 and 14, 3 times.

Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
Repeat Rows 5-12 one more time.

Work in St st until Hat measures 4[4.25, 4.5, 4.75, 5] inches from cast on edge.
Next Rnd: K2tog, knit around: 60[70, 70, 80, 90] sts.

Crown Shaping

Corn CardiRnd 1: [K8, k2tog] around: 54[63, 63, 72, 81] sts.
Rnd 2: Knit around.
Rnd 3: [K7, k2tog] around: 48[56, 56, 64, 72] sts.
Rnd 4: Knit around.
Rnd 5: [K6, k2tog] around: 42[49, 49, 56, 63] sts.
Rnd 6: Knit around.
Rnd 7: [K5, k2tog] around: 36[42, 42, 48, 54] sts.
Rnd 8: Knit around.
Rnd 9: [K4, k2tog] around: 30[35, 35, 40, 45] sts.
Rnd 10: Knit around.
Rnd 11: [K3, k2tog] around: 24[28, 28, 32, 36] sts.
Rnd 12: Knit around.

Sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 month Only
Rnd 13: K2tog around: 12[14] sts.
Rnd 14: Knit around.
Rnd 15: K2tog around: 6[7] sts.

Sizes 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-6 years Only
Rnd 13: [K2, k2tog] around: [21, 24, 27] sts.
Rnd 14: Knit around.
Rnd 15: [K1, k2tog] around: [14, 16, 18] sts.
Rnd 16: Knit around.
Rnd 17: K2tog around: [7, 8, 9] sts.
Rnd 18: Knit around.

All Sizes – Top Cord
Move stitches to dpn needle and continue as follows
Rnd 1: K2tog 3 times k3tog 0[0, 0, 0, 1] time, k0[1, 1, 2, 0]: 3[4, 4, 5, 4] sts.
Slip all sts to one dpn.
Next 2 Rows: Slide sts to opposite end of needle, knit across (i-cord).
Bind off all sts.

Lace Pattern:

Corn Cardi

 

Corn Cardi

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Tagil Perlmutter

Tagil is a stay at home mother of 3 little ones. She left a promising career in the high-tech industry in order to devote herself to the knitting passion: designing knitted items, selling eco –friendly yarns and giving knitting classes

 

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