Garden Party Cardi by Jessica Anderson

Garden Party Cardi

Knitting
July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 - 2600 yards (1097 - 2377 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
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Spring time and early fall days are some of my favorite times to get outdoors. There is a lovely display of color as trees and flowers bloom for spring or change color for fall. The days just beckon for a party of some sort, especially one that can take place in the garden. Much like the variety of things that you can find outdoors in these seasons, this cardi offers you a menu of selections. If you are hoping for a more easy, relaxed knit, you can omit the lace across the shoulders. If you don’t want to be as colorful, choose a solid color to work the whole cardigan. If you have some special skeins of speckled yarn that you can’t wait to knit up, the main body of the Cardigan is a perfect time to showcase them and pair them with a matching color from your stash. However you choose to style your cardi, I hope you have fun and are ready to party!

Skill Level: Advanced.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished Bust Size: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” / 91.5 ( 101.5, 112.0, 122.0, 132.0, 142.0, 152.5, 162.5) cm chest
Show in size 36”/91.5 cm
Gauge: 22 sts/32 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Yarn: Yarn Love Yarn (65% Superfine Merino, 20% Bamboo, 15% Silk, 440 yards);
Garden Party (MC) 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
Garden Lilac (CC1) 1 skein
Grey (CC2) 1 skein
1320 (1400, 1520, 1780, 1800, 2200, 2600) yards of Fingering Weight yarn
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm), 24”/61.0 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge, US 5 dpn(s), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Supplies: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch marker.

Pattern has been Tech Edited by Cait Livingston, schematics by Corrina Ferguson, and photography by Liz Calmes of Limelight Photography.