How to Knit Embossed Floral Cardigan
Are you ready to take your knitting
skills to the next level and create a beautiful embossed floral cardigan
? This project requires a bit of patience and attention to detail, but the end result is well worth the effort.
To knit this embossed floral cardigan
, you will need the following materials:
- DK weight yarn in your desired color
- Knitting needles (size US 6 or as needed to obtain gauge)
- Cable needle
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
The gauge for this pattern
is 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch. Make sure to check your gauge before starting the project to ensure your finished cardigan
Follow these steps to knit your embossed floral cardigan:
Step 1: Cast on Stitches
Cast on 124 stitches for the back panel and work in Stockinette stitch for 16 rows. Then, work in the embossed floral pattern
Step 2: Embossed Floral Pattern
Row 1: (RS) *K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, yo, ssk, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * to end. Row 2: (WS) Purl. Row 3: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, *p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * to end. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, *p1, c2f, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, c2b, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * to end. Row 6: Purl. Row 7: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k3tog, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * to end. Row 8: Purl. Repeat these 8 rows until the piece measures 15 inches from the cast on edge.
Step 3: Divide for Sleeves
Next, divide the stitches for the sleeves as follows: Row 1: K35, place marker, k27, place marker, k62, place marker, k27, place marker, k35. Row 2: Purl.
Step 4: Work the Sleeves
Work each sleeve separately in Stockinette stitch, increasing one stitch at each end every 6th row, until you have 36 stitches on each sleeve. Work the sleeves for 8 inches, or until desired length.
Step 5: Join the Sleeves
To join the sleeves of your embossed floral cardigan, you will need to pick up stitches along the armhole edges of the body and the sleeves. Follow these steps:
Lay your cardigan
flat with the wrong side facing up.Place one sleeve on top of the cardigan body so that the right sides are facing each other. Line up the underarm seams and pin the sleeve to the body.Starting at the center of the underarm, use a circular needle to pick up stitches along the armhole edge of the body. Work your way up to the shoulder, picking up stitches evenly spaced along the edge.Repeat the process for the other sleeve.Once all the stitches have been picked up, use your circular needle to knit across the entire row, joining the sleeves to the body.Continue knitting the cardigan as instructed in the pattern, following the stitch pattern for the embossed floral design.When you have finished knitting the cardigan, weave in any loose ends and block it to shape.Congratulations! You have now completed your beautiful embossed floral cardigan. Enjoy wearing it and showing off your knitting skills!