Spark Cardi


Price:
$8
Stock:
Only 3 units left

Description

I love a good shawl collar cardi! This bottom up, raglan cardigan gives a classic look a twist with all-over colorwork. Spark is knit in the round and then steeked and finished off with a garter shawl collar and cozy belt to keep out those wintry winds!

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
Worn with 2”/5 cm front bands overlapping:
34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)”
86.5 (96.5, 107, 117, 127)(137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm
This sweater is intended to be worn with approximately 2-6”/5-15 cm positive ease. Sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust.

YARN REQUIREMENTS

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Worsted Weight in 2 colors-

MC - 528 (578, 626, 664, 722)(776, 831, 892, 963) g
1109 (1215, 1315, 1396, 1517)(1630, 1745, 1874, 2023) yds
1014 (1111, 1203, 1276, 1387)(1490, 1596, 1714, 1850) m

CC - 129 (141, 153, 163, 177)(190, 203, 218, 236) g
388 (425, 461, 489, 531)(571, 611, 656, 709) yds
355 (389, 421, 447, 486)(522, 559, 600, 648) m

YARNS WE SUGGEST:

MC—

  • Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (50g / 123yds or 150g / 370yds)
  • Farmer's Daughter Fibers Pishkun (100g / 255yds)
  • Quince & Co Owl (50g / 120yds) or Lark (50g / 134yds)

CC—

  • Spincycle Dream State (50g / 150yds)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm –24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32”/80 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs, plus a spare for the Tubular Bind Off.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The ribbing needle should be 1 US size smaller than the Main Fabric needle.)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
24 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking. Take care during the colorwork yoke - some knitters knit colorwork tighter and may need to go up a needle size for that portion of the sweater.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Tubular cast on
Tubular bind off
Ribbing
Short rows
Circular yoke shaping
Increasing
Decreasing
Picking up stitches
Following a chart for stranded colorwork
Working with two colors (stranded colorwork)
Knitting in the round

 

 

Images courtesy of Andrea Mowry

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