Balinese Cardi by Elizabeth Green Musselman
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Balinese Cardi

February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1680 - 2940 yards (1536 - 2688 m)
Finished bust: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) [44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54]" / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5) [112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137] cm
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Pattern includes a code that gives you free shipping for the yarn in the KnitCircus shop!

In her much-loved memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert spends some of her happiest days in Ubud, Bali. Her rapturous descriptions of the sunset are clearly part of the inspiration for the richly beautiful “Eat, Pray, Knit” colorway dyed by KnitCircus.

This elegant cardigan was designed to take fullest advantage of gradient-dyed, fingering-weight yarns like this one. The bottom-up, sleeves-first structure lets you use up all of the gradient yarn, using a kettle-dyed main color for the rest of the garment.

This sweater comes in a wide range of sizes, from 32–54” bust, and its A-line shaping flatters many body types—including the ubiquitous pear shape sported by your friendly designer.

Make no mistake: this piece requires a good whack of knitting. But the end result is a garment that you will enjoy for years, if not decades. Listen to a good audiobook, muse about a romantic destination, and settle in for a relaxing knit.

The cool U-shaped shawl pin I’m wearing in the first photo comes from Yarn Carnival.

Further sizing information:

Designed to fit with about 2” / 5cm of positive ease. Shown in 42” / 106.5cm size with 2” / 5cm positive ease.


KnitCircus Yarns Opulence Sock (80% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere; 420 yds / 384m per 100g skein); color: Eat, Pray, Knit

  • MC: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5 skeins in solid
  • CC: 2 skeins in gradient self-striping

US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), at least 47” / 120cm long
US 4 / 3.5mm needles for working small circumferences: dpns, two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop, as you prefer
US 1 / 2.25mm needle circular needle (or 3 sizes below size used to obtain gauge), at least 24” / 60cm long

6 stitch markers
yarn needle