Solstice Cardi by Kathleen Dames

Solstice Cardi

December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 1450 yards (549 - 1326 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
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Premium Cable is also part of The Sweater Collection: Year One (to be released 15 June 2017), which includes patterns for Solstice Cardi, Purly Pullover, Basic Cable, Premium Cable, an episode guide to all three seasons of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast, as well as tips, tricks, and Kathleen’s favorite knitting techniques.

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Join us on The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast to knit this pattern along with me!

You need one of those little cardigans that you throw on over everything. But wouldn’t you like it to have a v-neck, flatter your figure, and be fun to knit with little finishing?

Solstice Cardi is the one for you! Stockinette with shaping where you need it keeps things smooth and simple. Garter stitch edges and integrated button bands give a crisp finish and are easy to work.

What you’ll love about knitting Solstice Cardi

  • You can knit along with me over the 12-week podcast season beginning 8 January 2016! The podcast will live on over on YouTube/iTunes if you want to follow along now that the season has ended.
  • Both pattern and podcast are filled with tips and techniques that you’ll use on all your knitting projects
  • Integrated button bands cut down on finishing work, so you’ll get to wear your sweater more quickly

What you’ll love about wearing Solstice Cardi

  • You’ll look fabulous!
  • Fingering-weight yarn makes this the cardigan you’ll grab all year long
  • Figure-flattering shaping is built into the pattern

Size/Finished Measurements
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches circumference, closed. Shown in size 36-inch with two inches negative ease.

Julie Asselin Stella (84% Merino, 16% Metallic; 400 yds 366 m/4.06 oz 115 g): color, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins; {approx. 600 (700, 800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1450) yds fingering weight yarn} Note: I’ll be knitting a new Solstice Cardi in Round Table Yarns Camelot over the course of the season.
US6 (4.0 mm) 24-inch (or longer) circular needle
Removable stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle
6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) 1/2” buttons

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off

Photography: Nicholas Dames
Technical Editing: Corrina Ferguson/Picnic Knits

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Solstice Cardi is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern.

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