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from Untangling Knots
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hortencia

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Sophisticated and simple, Hortencia is an easy-to-knit seamless cardigan that works equally well with sleek pencil skirts and fun, full-skirted dresses. The upper back is knit first and placed on hold. Stitches are picked up from the cast-on edge and knit down to create the fronts. The fronts and back are joined when the underarm stitches are cast on, and the body is knit down in one piece. Sleeves stitches are picked up around the armholes, shaped using short rows, and worked downwards to the cuff. Next, stitches for the button band and collar are picked up around the deep v-neck and worked at the same time using short rows to shape the garter stitch collar.

The sweater is best worn with 2-0 in of negative ease.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Bust (Back Measurement x2)
29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 48, 53) in
74 (84, 94, 104, 114, 122, 135) cm


Gauge in Stockinette
18 sts x 24 rows = 4 in x 4 in
18 sts x 24 rows = 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)


  • 670 (755, 845, 935, 1025, 1090, 1205) yards Cascade 220 or equivalent worsted weight wool yarn.
  • US 8/5 mm circular needles with 16 in and 32 in cables.
  • 6 stitch markers labeled A, B, C, D, E and F.
  • Stitch holders.
  • Darning needle.

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 buttons with 3/4 in diameter.

Suggested yarn:

670 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220
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I’ve been knitting since 2004 and crocheting since 2006. I knit my first sweater in 2007 and I started designing in 2009. I design knits with a retro vibe using modern techniques. The patterns are ...

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