Season Spanning Cardi -- Revisited! by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Season Spanning Cardi -- Revisited!

May 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, worked flat and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
690 - 1500 yards (631 - 1372 m)
Women's: XS (30), Sm(34), M(38), L(42), 1X(46), 2X(50), 3X(54), 4X(58), 5X(62)
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Almost three years ago, I designed this popular, classic short-sleeved cardigan - the original Season Spanning Cardi has now been removed to make way for this one. The original only went to a 1X and folks wanted it bigger; there were also a couple of style issues I wanted to change.

This pattern is the result of increasing the sizing and those style changes that make this, IMHO, a better design.

This is a fun knit for any season: completely seamless, set-in sleeves worked from the armhole down, self-finishing edges and 3-needle-bindoff for the shoulders. Let’s throw in a simple (but flattering and fun) lace pattern and you’re set.

The sweater is designed for worsted weight fibers – the sample shown was done using Plymouth’s Fantasy Naturale in an eye-popping pink with fun lime green/turquoise buttons.

But the style would also work-up nicely with a worsted-weight wool and longer sleeves (I included notes on how to lengthen the sleeves).

Stitch patterns are both charted and row-by-row.