CAMARI - Open-front Cardigan
Camari by Yana Petrova

CAMARI – Butterfly shrug (Free pattern)

Camari is a butterfly shrug, a perfect step-up project from beginner to intermediate level. While easy to knit, as it is a one rectangular piece it will also challenge you to try lace stitch and working in the round.
Designed by Yana Petrova it features ARTFIL yarn BELLE in colour Laguna.

MATERIALS:

Yarn: Artfil BELLE – fingering weight (80% merino superwash merino, 20% nylon; 387 yds/354 m per 100 g), Shown in colour Laguna – 3(3, 4) skeins

Needles: size US 6 (4 mm)

Gauge: 24.5 sts and 36 rows over St st = 4″/ 10 cm; after blocking

Size: S-M (M-L, L-XL)

Rectangle measurements before sewing: S-M = 70cm x 72cm; M-L  = 79cm x 82 cm; L-XL = 93 x 85cm

Note about sizing: Sizes are flexible measured Cross Back (from shoulder to shoulder) to fit approx. 19-20in. (20-21in., 21-22in.) or 48-51cm (51-54cm, 54-56cm.)

ABBREVIATIONS
approx – approximately
BO – bind of
CO – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
p – purl
patt – pattern
RS – right side
skpsso – slip 1 st. knit wise, knit next st, pass slipped st. over
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over
Instructions:
CO 171 (189, 219) sts.
 
3×3 Ribbed hem
Row 1 (RS): k3, p3 to end, ending with k3.
Row 2 (WS): p3, k3 to end
Repeat row 1 and row 2  16 (18,24)  more times for approx.  7.5 (8.5, 10) cm or 3 ( 3, 4 in.) from beg.
 
Row 3: Knit
Garter stitch
Row 4 to 8: Knit across

Diamond Eyelet Mesh stitch:
Row 9:  k3, knit across, kfb, k4
Row 10 (and every even row for this stitch pattern):  purl across
Row 11: k3,  * k2tog, yo2, skpsso, * repeat from * to *, k3
Row 13: k3, knit across, k3
Row 15: k3, * yo, skpsso, k2tog, yo * repeat from * to *, k3
Row 17:  k3, knit across, k3
Row 19: k3,  * k2tog, yo2, skpsso, * repeat from * to *, k3
Row 21: k3, knit across, k3

Row 22 to 26: Knit across every row (garter stitch)
Row 27 to row 37: Work stokinette stitch (knit the RS and purl the WS), ending with RS
Row 38 to 40: Knit across every row (garter stitch)
Row 41: k3, *yo, k2tog, k1rep from * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 42 to 44: Knit across every row
Row 45 to row 55: Work stokinette stitch, ending with RS
Row 56 and 57: Knit
Row 58: Purl
Row 59: Knit
Row 60 to 63:  Repeat rows 54 to 57
Row 64 and 65: Knit
Row 66 to 75: Work stokinette stitch, ending with RS
Row 76 to 82: Repeat rows 36 to 42
Row 83 to 93: Work stokinette stitch, ending with RS
Row 94 to 98: Knit across every row (garter stitch)
Row 99 to 111: Diamond Eyelet Mesh stitch (repeat row 13 to 25)
Size Large and X-Large only: Repeat row 99 to 111 two more times.
Row 112 to 116: Knit across every row (garter stitch)
Row 117 to 206: Repeat From row 27 to row 116

3×3 Ribbed hem

Row 207 (RS): k3, p3 to end, ending with k3.

Row 208 (WS): p3, k3 to end

Repeat row 207 and row 208  16 (18,24) more times –  7.5 cm (3 in.)

Bind off all stitches

Wet block and dry flat the rectangle. Fold in half matching the ribbed hem on both sides. Starting from the cast-on/bind off edge of the ribbed hem, sew 20 cm using mattress stitch ( sew A with B). The middle part will form the sleeve opening.

At this stage the shrug is ready, finishing the sleeves is optional
 
Finishing sleeves (optional):
Pick up 72, (80, 90) alongside the armhole, join to work in round.
Round 1 to 4: Purl
Round 5 to 8: Knit
Round 9 to 12: Purl
Bind off loosely.
Repeat with the other sleeve.

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  1. Thanks for the pattern – my first non-accessory knitting project!
    Could you please clarify row 9 – should I kfb for all stitches between k3 at the start and k4 at the end? Or just one time before the k4 at the end?
    Thanks from a not-overly confident knitter!

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