Oriole c. 2015


Oriole is a seamless, top-down cardigan that can be worn open or closed with a shawl pin. Business or casual, Oriole can be worn for many different occasions.
The yoke is worked from the top using a combination of a contiguous-sleeve and a round yoke methods. The body includes subtle waist shaping. After the body of the cardigan is finished, the lace border is picked up along the entire neck edge and worked with a larger needle. To avoid the lace from curling on itself, a knit lining is knitted and turned toward the inside to provide structure. The sleeves are also knit from the top. The shoulder cap of each sleeve is shaped via short rows (no wrapping necessary!), then the sleeves are knit in the round down to the cuffs.


Oriole is available in English.


Actual Bust Measurement:
30” (32”, 34”, 36”, 38”)(40", 42”, 44", 46", 48") / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5)(101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122) cm


Finished Bust Circumference (including ease):
32" (34", 36", 38", 40")(42", 44", 46", 48", 50") / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Armhole depth:
8" (8.5", 8.5", 8.5", 9")(9", 9.5", 9.5", 10.5", 10.5") / 20 (21.5, 21.5, 21.5, 23)(23, 24, 24, 27, 27) cm


There is approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement as stated in the pattern. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Oriole" to fit.


20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.


Intermediate: This pattern is knit using a combination of the contiguous and round yoke methods, increases are required on the reverse side of the fabric. The sleeves are knit from the top-down for a set-in look, this requires "decrease" short rows to form the sleeve cap.


US Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body, sleeves and lace lining; US Size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle for neck lace border; US Size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle for picking up sleeve stitches and working sleeve cap.
Tapestry needle


tosh sport by madelinetosh: approximately 4 (5, 5, 6, 6)(6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins @ 270 yards per skein / 247m and 100g per skein.

Arroyo by malabrigo yarns: approximately 4 (5, 5, 5, 6)(6, 6, 5, 7, 7) skeins @ 335 yards per skein / 306m and 100g per skein.


Stitch Markers in several different colors

Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.