Miette is a cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves and eyelet details. It’s perfect to wear over summer dresses to extend their life from late spring to early fall. The stockinette body makes the knitting almost mindless, but the scalloping eyelets keep things interesting. The cardigan’s seamless top down construction allows you to try it on as you go so you get the perfect fit.
Gauge in Stockinette
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 in x 4 in
16 stitches and 22 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm
4 (4, 5) skeins Cascade Sierra Approximately 650 (800, 950) yards of
worsted weight cotton/wool yarn
24 in 5mm and 4.5mm circular needles
4 stitch markers
Sewing needle and coordinating thread
8 5/8” buttons
S (M, L)
Finished Bust Measurements
34 (38, 42) in
Why do I cast on new stitches? You’re casting on the straight edge that creates the front of the round neck. The new stitches mirror the straight stitches at the back of the neck and create the curved shape of the neckline. If you simply increased at each edge and never cast on new stitches at the front you’d create a v-neck.
Why do I need to break the yarn? Can't I just cast on the first set of 10 sts at the end of the previous row? By breaking your yarn before casting on , you can cast on on both ends of your knitting without having to turn your work and knit across one set of newly cast on stitches. This avoids having the neckline be one row higher on one side which is noticeable with the gauge of the sweater.
What are live stitches? Live stitches are the stitches that aren't bound off yet and are waiting for you to do something with them.
I don't have enough stitches to finish Row 2. What's going on there? The problem could be caused by two things. The issue could be how you're counting YOs. The YO is the yarn wrapped around your needle only and does not include a knit stitch. How you work your SSKs could also cause this problem. The SSKs are worked by slipping two stitches to your right needle and knitting them together. It is a decrease that only involves two stitches.