Morgan

Elizabeth Smith Knits

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Morgan by Elizabeth Smith Knits | Morgan is an open-style, drop-shoulder cardigan featuring a hi/lo split hem, textured slip stitch pattern, and pops of contrasting color in the hem and sleeves. Instructions include options for either worsted-weight or sport/DK-weight! AND, you can also choose between long-sleeves and vest-sleeves! Because you have 2 different yarn weights to choose from, in the photos I knit the worsted-weight in Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca and the sport/DK-weight in Ultra Alpaca Light.

Pattern includes 12 sizes to pick from, ranging in finished size from 37.5-75.5”. Pattern also includes a thorough “tips” page which includes tips and tutorials for these techniques and more:

  • How to pick a size to knit
  • Yarn option ideas (including pictures of swatches of a variety of different yarns)
  • Swatching tips
  • Video on how to work the stitch pattern and how to ‘read your knitting’
  • Photo tutorial of split hem technique
  • And lots more - I include a tutorial for every technique used!

Whether you knit the worsted or sport/dk version, and whether you choose to add sleeves or wear it like a vest, Morgan is a great layering piece with lots of options that’s you’ll enjoy knitting as much as wearing. Full pattern details can be found below! And to view finished Morgans from my preview knitters, click here.

Gauge: 

Worsted-weight version: 21 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm in Cartridge Belt Rib st patt on larger needle, after blocking.

Sport/DK-weight version: 27 sts & 43 rows = 4”/10 cm in Cartridge Belt Rib st patt on larger needle, after blocking.

Finished Measurements: SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) (10, 11, 12) 

FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE (including front gap):

Worsted-weight version: 37.5 (41, 44, 47, 50) (54.5, 57.5, 60.5, 63.5) (68, 71, 74.5)”/ 95 (104, 112, 119, 127) (138, 146, 154, 161)
(173, 180, 189) cm

Sport/DK-weight version: 39 (41, 43.5, 47, 49.5) (54, 56.5, 60, 65) (69.5, 72, 75.5)”/ 99 (104, 110, 119, 126) (137, 144, 152, 165)
(177, 183, 192) cm

PICKING YOUR SIZE: I suggest picking a size whose “finished circumference” is approx 8-12”/20-30 cm larger than your actual bust/chest measurement, depending on desired fit (drop shoulder garments such as this require more positive ease than
other types of sweater constructions). Shown in size 3, being worn with approx 10-11”/25-28 cm of positive ease at the bust. Visit my tips page (link in pattern) for more info about how to pick a size.

Materials Used: 

YARN:

Worsted-weight version:
Shown in Ultra Alpaca by Berroco (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca; 100g = 219 yds), or similar worsted-weight
yarn, broken out below:
Main color (mc): 650 (725, 800, 875, 950 (1050, 1150, 1225, 1300) (1425, 1525, 1625) yds, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8) skeins, shown in Pacific Blue.
Contrasting Color (cc):
• Option 1: body hem trim + full sleeves: 250 (275, 300, 325, 350) (375, 400, 400, 425) (475, 500, 500) yds, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3) skeins, shown in Mahogany Mix.
• Option 2: body hem trim + vest trim: 80 (80, 90, 90, 100) (100, 110, 110, 120) (130, 130, 140) yds, 1 skein.

Sport/DK-weight version:
Shown in Ultra Alpaca Light by Berroco (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca; 50g = 144 yds), or similar sport or DK-weight yarn, broken out below:
Main Color (mc): 825 (880, 950, 1050, 1150) (1250, 1350, 1450, 1600) (1750, 1875, 2000) yds, 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 14) skeins, shown in Salt and Pepper.
Contrasting color (cc):
• Option 1: body hem trim + full sleeves: 380 (410, 430, 460, 480) (530, 560, 580, 610) (660, 710, 730) yds, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 4,
5, 5) (5, 5, 6) skeins.
• Option 2: body hem trim + vest trim: 115 (125, 130, 140, 150) (160, 170, 180, 190) (200, 215, 220) yds, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2, 2)
(2, 2, 2) skeins, shown in Moonshadow.

Note: Yardage amounts above include enough for swatching. Also, other yarn ideas are listed on my tips page (link in pattern).

Needle Size: 

Worsted-weight version:

  • For body: US 9/5.5 mm 24”/60 cm and 32”/80 cm circ, or size needed to obtain body gauge (Note: a 40”/100 cm circ length instead of 32”/80 cm would also work and may be preferred for sizes 6+).
  • Spare 32”/80 cm circ (used just to hold sts), in any size between US 7-9 - referred to as “spare” needle in patt.
  • For sleeves/trim: US 8/5 mm DPNS (or 32”/80 cm circ if using magic loop method), or size needed to obtain sleeve gauge.
  • For sleeve cuffs: US 7/4.5 mm DPNS (or 32”/80 cm circ if using magic loop method), or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain sleeve gauge.

Sport/DK-weight version:

  • For body: US 6/4 mm 24”/60 cm and 32”/80 cm circ, or size needed to obtain body gauge (Note: a 40”/100 cm circ length instead of 32”/80 cm would also work and may be preferred for sizes 6+).
  • Spare 32”/80 cm circ (used just to hold sts), in any size between US 4-6.
  • For sleeves/trim: US 5/3.75 mm DPNS (or 32”/80 cm circ if using magic loop method), or size needed to obtain sleeve gauge.
  • For sleeve cuffs: US 4/3.5 mm DPNS (or 32”/80 cm circ if using magic loop method), or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain sleeve gauge.

Pattern Includes: Written and video instructions

Skill Level: Beginner