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Fluttering Birdie Cardi

October 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
720 - 1600 yards (658 - 1463 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
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Pattern revisited on Oct 19th, 2013. Please check your version and update it!

“Fluttering Birdie” is an original seamlessy top-down cardigan easily adaptable to all seasons and uses.

This cardigan is designed for a little close-fitting around the shoulders and a soft flourish-shaping on waist. A simple lace panel lightens the garment and enlivens the lower body!


  • app. 720 (820, 870, 1050, 1150, 1350, 1600) yards of any unspun pre-yarn as Kauni, Evilla, Aade Long Heie, Istex Plötulopi. A lightweight yarn, work with larger needle to get an airy fabric result is really recommended.
  • 32”/ 80cm or wider US 8/ 5mm circular needle or different size to obtain gauge
  • 32”/ 80cm US 7/ 4.5mm circular needle
  • US8/ 5mm dpn’s (optional)
  • US7/ 4.5mm dpn’s (to make I-Cords)
  • 8 stitch markers
  • pin clasp (optional)
  • yarn needle
  • waste yarn or stitch holders

Chest (finished measures): 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 on a 31” bust

A special thank to my testers!
Please, PM me with any question or to report an error.


Ela xo