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Two If By Sticks Cardi

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Two If By Sticks Cardi
Two If By Sticks Cardi
Two If By Sticks Cardi

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increase and decrease
  • simple crochet chain and slip stitch

Pattern Description:

This cropped cardi idea came to me as I was trying to come up with alternatives to the summer shawl (and nothing against shawls cause, hey, I design them, too!), but not everyone is a shawl person, yet just about everyone needs something compact and light to throw on as needed.

I love the slight nod to stripes here, as well as the wonderful textural detail, especially along the front neckline. However, a solid color would work equally well and still provide the same textural interest.

This cardigan will work up quickly in aran weight yarn; do take note of the fact that I used worsted weight yarn held double throughout in the sample garment.


16 stitches/20 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sm (med, lg, xlg, 2xlg, 3xlg) 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34" (86 cm), and is meant to be worn with 2 - 4" positive ease.


  • U.S. size 8 (5.00 mm) straight needles, U.S. size 8 (5.00 mm) 29" circular needle or size needed to achieve gauge
  • U.S. size H (5.00 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle; straight pins; five (5) 11/4 " (32 mm) buttons, sewing thread to coordinate with button color, sewing needle

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