Birdie Cardi by Ela Torrente

Birdie Cardi

October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stst
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
720 - 1600 yards (658 - 1463 m)
XS to 3XL
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The pattern is no longer available. I’m writing a new version.

Birdie is a basic but original seamless v-neck cardigan mostly worked flat, from the top down with a very easy lace motif.
The garment is closer around the chest and softly draped on the hips with raglan short sleeves.
The cardigan is designed for a little close-fitting on the upper part of garment.
Please choose a size closer to your actual measurements.
However, the simple construction makes Birdie extremely easy to customize!

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Finished chest circumference : 30 (33, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51) inches/ 76 (83, 89, 99, 110, 120, 130) cm.
The cardigan is designed for a little close-fitting on the upper part of garment. 0-1 inch/0-3 cm of negative ease is recommended.
Sample shown XS size worn with 1 inch of negative ease.

Gauge (after blocking) :
16 sts & 28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stst on larger needle with a very loose gauge

Kauni Wool Thin Pencil Roving (100% Wool, 440 yards per 100 grams ball) Color: Naturals; app. 720 (820, 850, 950, 1050, 1130, 1250) yards
or a lightweight yarn using larger needle.
For a similar result as my sample I recommend unspun pre-yarn as Evilla, Aade Long Heie, Istex Plötulopi

  • 32”/ 80cm or larger US8/ 5mm circular needle or different size to obtain gauge
  • 32”/ 80cm or larger US 7/ 4,5mm circular needle
  • US8/ 5mm dpns (optional, for sleeves)
  • US7/ 4,5mm dpns (for I-Cords and sleeves)
  • 8 stitch markers
  • pin clasp (optional)
  • yarn needle
  • waste yarn or stitch holders

Skill Level: Easy.