BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie

BlueSand Cardigan

January 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 27.5 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch with largest needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
XS - 4XL (for details see below)
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There is a German Version of this pattern available - Eine Deutsche Übersetzung dieser Anleitung ist auch verfügbar.
A big Grazie to Michela (LaMicky) for translating this pattern into Italian!

BlueSand gives you the opportunity to choose between two different yoke constructions that are provided in two separate PDF’s for download:

The combination yoke version features a different take on yoke construction, combining various methods to achieve a soft sloping shoulder line.
The easier yoke construction of the raglan version is a hybrid between a saddle shoulder and a raglan sleeve.

Both versions follow nearly the same instructions for the rest of the garment: the cardigan features a longer back with a rounded large hem, a play with colour and texture and fun pocket linings.

The yarn in this sample is 100% cotton, but it can easily be substituted with any DK weight yarn that achieves a similar effect in the textured parts of the sleeves and hem.

Each version of the pattern has charted and written instructions.
As a visual aid there is a “quick-overview” of the whole yoke in chart-form to print out, which helps to keep track of the written instructions that happen on each row according to your size.

All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.

Sizing (body size)
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm),
XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
(Shown in Size Small with 2 in./5cm positive ease at bust)

Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton DK:
7(7,8,9,9,10,10,11) skeins MC sand (colourway 991) or
approximately 852 (914,990,1065,1128,1203,1278,1347) yards or
779 (836,905,974,1031,1100,1169,1232) meters.

2(2,2,2,2,2,2,3) skeins CC1 blue (colourway 994) or
approximately 175 (188,203,219,232,247,262,277) yards or
160 (172,186,200,212,226,240,253) meters.

2(3,3,3,3,3,3,4) skeins CC2 brown (colourway 990) or
approximately 259 (278,301,324,343,365,388,409) yards or
237 (254,275,296,314,334,355,374) meters.

…or any other DK weight yarn (at 131 yards or 120m/50gr ) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate

4,5mm/US 7, 4mm/US 6 and 3,5mm/US 4 circular needles
(at least 80 cm/31” long).

Tapestry needle, stitch markers in two different colours (4 of one
colour and 2 of another), stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.
Optional: 2mm crochet hook for pocket finishing.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.