Lila Summer Cardi
This cardi is knit from the top down and features a sweetheart neck and raglans shaped short sleeves. The bottom fronts are rounded and when worn, the cardi opens up slightly in the front.
I got the idea for this design from my desire to wear maxi cotton jersey sun dresses to work. However, because these dresses have no sleeves, I wanted a bolero type cardi to wear over these kind of dresses. It is shorter than a regular cardigan but a bit longer than a shrug. The length can easily be adjusted since the cardi is worked from the top down.
I chose this name because it is a play on words. In Creole, “li la” means - ”she is here”. In German “lila” means = ”purple”. And in English, “Lila” would be a girls’ name.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) to fit chest sizes 34 (36, 38, 40, 44, 48)”
Gauge: 18 sts & 28 rows = 4x4”
Notions: Stitch markers, scrap yarn to hold stitches, tapestry needle, 1” - 1.2” button
Cascade Sierra, Knit Picks Shine Worsted, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, Knit Picks Main Line, Hobby Lobby-I love this Cotton, Berroco Weekend, Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton, Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran
or worsted/aran weight yarn approx – 800 (900, 950, 1000, 1100) yards
Needles: U.S. 8 (5 mm) 32”& 16” circular needle U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) 32“ & 16” circular needle or DPN if not using magic loop Use the size needle that gives correct gauge!