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Farewell Summer Cardi

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Farewell Summer Cardi
Farewell Summer Cardi
Farewell Summer Cardi
Farewell Summer Cardi

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Picking up stitches, short rows, knit, purl, decreases, increases

Pattern Description:

When I received the lovely Rios yarn in the Piedras colorway, I knew my original plan (a cabled cardi) wasn't an option. I needed to find a stitch pattern that would highlight and utilize the gorgeous variegation of the yarn, something that would make the yarn, not the stitch patterns, the star.

With its short sleeves, nipped in waist and nubby textured fabric, this cardi makes a fantastic transitional piece from summer to fall.

Wear it with jeans for a casual look, or pair it with a skirt. You can easily layer a coat over it if need be.

PATTERN NOTES
The sweater body is knit from the top down. Fronts and back are joined at the armholes and continued in one piece to the bottom edge.

The sleeves are worked by picking up stitches around the armhole, working short rows for the cap shaping, then continuing in the round to the wrist.

Because this sweater is worked top down, you can try it on to see if and where you need to alter length.

As written, it's 13 1/2 (13 1/2, 13 3/4, 13 3/4, 14, 14 1/2, 15)in / 34.5 (34.5, 35, 35, 35.5, 37, 38)cm from armhole to hem.

Notes are given for guidance in where to alter length.

Gauge:

GAUGE
20 sts & 28 rows = 4in / 10cm
in pattern stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X), to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)in / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132)cm FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (BUTTONED) Chest: 30 1/4 (34 1/4, 38, 42, 46, 49 1/2, 53 1/2)in / 79.5, (89.5, 98.5, 108.5, 119, 128, 138)cm Waist: 25 1/2 (29 1/2, 33, 37, 41, 443/4, 48 3/4)in / 67 (77, 86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 116, 126)cm Hips: 32 (36, 39 1/2, 43 1/2, 47 1/2, 51, 55)in / 83.5 (93.5, 102.5, 113, 123, 132, 142.5)cm Total length: 19 3/4 (20 1/4, 21, 21 1/2, 22 1/4, 23, 233/4)in / 50.5 (51.5, 53.5, 54.5, 56.5, 58.5, 60)cm

Materials:

  • YARN Malabrigo Rios, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 210 yds / 100g, 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins, Piedras NEEDLES US 7 / 4.5mm needles, or size to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS (6) stitch markers; yarn needle; stitch holder or spare needles; waste yarn; (6) 1in / 25mm buttons; (6) Size 4 snaps, approx 1/2in / 1.5cm (see here: http: //www.dritz.com/brands/showcase/details.php?ITEM_NUM=80-4-1)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios

Colorway:

Piedras
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Intermediate
Knitting
Clothing
Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
Sweater
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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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