Bellevue Cardigan, worsted weight

BELLEVUE CARDIGAN

A summery, slightly cropped cardigan with a fun lace edging, two yarn weight options and two sleeve options! Worked from the bottom up, the cap sleeve version is completely seamless while the short sleeve version has minimal seaming.

Meant to be worn open (but you can also add a button or tie). Works up quickly in a small amount of worsted or fingering weight yarn and is a perfect topper to take that short sleeved or sleeveless dress into the evening, air conditioning and autumn.

Bellevue, worsted weight

WORSTED WEIGHT BELLEVUE
Works up super quickly! I knit mine in just 3 days!

SIZES
Finished Bust 33.5” (36″, 38″, 42.5″, 44.5″, 47″, 51.5″, 53.5″, 56″) / 85 (91.5, 96.5, 108, 113, 119.5, 131, 136, 142) cm

Worsted weight Bellevue is shown in size 36” / 91.5cm with zero ease, with cap sleeves. Note that the fronts do touch, but swing back when worn.

MATERIALS
Worsted or aran weight yarn. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash wool, 225 yds/113g skein) in colour Manzanita, 3 skeins for size 36” / 91.5cm.

Yards: 510 (550, 580, 650, 700, 760, 820, 860, 920) for cap sleeve version.

For short sleeves, add an additional:
Yards: 60 (60, 70, 70, 70, 80, 80, 90, 90)

US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge
an additional set of US 7 / 4.5mm needles, circular or straight, if working short sleeves
waste yarn
stitch markers
tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Bellevue, fingering weight

FINGERING WEIGHT BELLEVUE
Takes a little longer but is so wearable. Perfect for summer mornings and evenings.

SIZES
Finished Bust: 32.5″ (35.5″, 38.5″, 41.5″, 44.5″, 48″, 51″, 54″, 57″) / 82.5 (90, 98, 105.5, 113, 122, 129.5, 137, 145) cm

Fingering weight Bellevue is shown in size 35.5” / 90cm with 0.5”/1.25cm negative ease and short sleeves. Note that the fronts do touch, but swing back when worn.

MATERIALS
Fingering weight (4ply/sock) yarn. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yds/67g skein) in colour Douglas Fir, 4 skeins for size 35.5” / 90cm.

Yards: 580 (640, 700, 760, 820, 880, 950, 1020, 1090) for cap sleeve version.

For short sleeves, add an additional:
Yards: 40 (50, 50, 50, 50, 60, 60, 60, 60)

US 2.5 / 3mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge
an additional set of US 2.5 / 3mm needles, circular or straight, if working short sleeves
waste yarn
stitch markers
tapestry needle

GAUGE
26 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch.

Bellevue Cardigan, fingering weight

MORE INFO
Skills needed: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, optional chart, seaming for short sleeve version only.

Each pattern is a 5-page PDF file with full colour photos, with written and charted directions for the lace pattern, schematics and abbreviations.

You get BOTH the Worsted and Fingering weight versions when you buy! A great value! Sorry, these patterns are not available separately.

Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no accounts required).

$8.00 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

Bellevue Cardigan, fingering weight

26 Responses to “Bellevue Cardigan”

  1. Jocelyn

    That is one sweet cardigan! I wonder if it’s easy to modify to add a buttonholes on the band?

  2. Megan

    I ordered some yarn for the worsted version last night. This is such a cute pattern- I can’t wait to start it!

  3. Deb

    Really cute! So cute in fact that it is tempting me and it’s 105 degrees today! I am not a sweater person but …. it just might happen. Congrats Laura on another wonderful design!

  4. Brenna

    This is gorgeous! Beautiful design!! LOVE the lace detail!!!!

    Lately I have been in such a knitting funk. I think this cardi is just what I need!

  5. Tasha

    I’m digging the cardi, but I *love* the dress/top you’re wearing underneath! Where can I get one?

  6. tina

    Just stunning, Laura! Can’t wait to make them both!!

  7. Ivy

    That is so cute! I saw the pattern on Ravelry and I already bought yarn for this. I can’t wait to cast on.

  8. donna

    What a great cardigan pattern! Perfect for the summer – can’t wait to make it! Thank you!

  9. Monique

    I love how you drafted this in fingering and worsted weights, different colors. You’ve been a busy girl! This is a beautiful staple piece!

  10. Kati

    I love this pattern, a perfect summercardigan! I bought the pattern yesterday and I will cast on for this cardigan this weekend, just have to buy som nice yarn.

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  13. Maz

    Lovely – I’ve been trying to dip my toes into cardi waters for a while and not getting anywhere. I think this is where that changes :) Got some lovely aran in my stash, enough to do this…off to get started!!

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  15. Françoise

    magnifique ce cardigan et le mannequin splendide!
    la traduction en Français peut-elle se faire par Annette Petavy ? en payant sur Ravelry
    merci
    francoise.qm@skynet.be

  16. Helen

    I’ve been knitting for years and I find this pattern very tricky and awful to follow. First the worded version of the pattern says to knit for the first 5 rows but the chart shows alternating knitting and perling. I followed the worded version. Also, I find rows 6-16 hard to follow. With 251 stitces on the needle, if I make one little mistake then the entire row is off as are subsequent rows. It’s hard to find a sequence from row to row to follow that alerts me that I’m off on my stitches. Is anyone else having a terrible time? I can’t get past the first set. I keep having to rip out and restart-no easy task with 251 stitches on a needle. I’m trying once more and then will toss the pattern. Any suggestions!? Thanks Helen

  17. Helen

    I’ve been knitting for years and I find this pattern very tricky and awful to follow. First the worded version of the pattern says to knit for the first 5 rows but the chart shows alternating knitting and perling. I followed the worded version. Also, I find rows 6-16 hard to follow. With 251 stitces on the needle, if I make one little mistake then the entire row is off as are subsequent rows. It’s hard to find a sequence from row to row to follow that alerts me that I’m off on my stitches. Is anyone else having a terrible time? I can’t get past the first set. I keep having to rip out and restart-no easy task with 251 stitches on a needle. I’m trying once more and then will toss the pattern. Any suggestions!? Oh, I’m making the Bellevue Cardigan in Fingering Wt. yarn. That’s one hard pattern to follow. Thanks Helen

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