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
670 yards of Worsted weight
Iíve 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 designed with minimal seaming and, whenever possible, none at all. I love bright colors, but Iím terrible with multicolored yarn so I mostly work with solids.