Knits 'N Dots by Janine Myska

Knits 'N Dots

May 2022
Knits 'N Knots DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
850 - 1325 yards (777 - 1212 m)
9 Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Knits ‘N Dots is a fresh and flirty cardigan pattern from my Spring 2022 Bloom Collection, worked up in my own floral-inspired hand-dyed yarn that can be found here!

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This #SizeInclusive circular yoke cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top-down. This cropped, fitted silhouette pairs especially well with high-waisted bottoms, or layered over a summery dress. You’ll love knitting the subtle bobbles sprinkled through two rows, adding a fun pop of texture to the yoke of your sweater. The matching ribbing around the neckline, collar, bottom hem, and sleeve cuffs brings a touch of sophistication to this otherwise simple piece. Designed with a classic fit, this versatile cropped cardigan looks great on folks of all shapes and sizes and can be easily paired with your existing wardrobe.

My buttons are from the thrift store – a great place to find unique buttons for your one-of-a-kind, hand-knit cardigan.


Yarn: DK—Knits ‘N Knots DK in Lilac

Substitute Knits ‘N Knots DK with any similar DK weight, category #3 yarn. For a finished sweater similar to the one shown, choose a yarn with similar properties, being mindful of the weight and yardage per skein.

Yardage: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) (6, 6, 6, 6) hanks, or

  • 850 (900, 950, 1030, 1065) (1150, 1210, 1275, 1325) yds
  • 778 (823, 869, 942, 974) (1052, 1107, 1166, 1212) m

Needles: Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge with the following recommended cord lengths:

  • 16” (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) cord for body, or cord long enough to accommodate all body sts for your size
  • 8-9” (20-23 cm) cord or DPNs (double pointed needles) for sleeves, or your preferred method of small circumference knitting. You can also use the same cord as the body with magic loop method, if preferred.

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, scrap yarn for placing sleeve stitches on hold, 5 buttons (approximately 1”/2.5 cm in diameter) or however many buttons desired, 1 locking stitch marker or scrap yarn to mark each button placement