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Summer Kisses Cardi-Upsized
Sleeveless Top and Cardigan by Thomasina Cummings Designs
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6.0 mm (J)
Bernat Mosaic
6 skeins = 1254.0 yards (1146.7 meters), 600 grams

After seeing a few photos of this pattern, I thought it might look good upsized for an adult.

I like the top-down construction and the front-post double crochet stitches accenting the shoulders and sleeve increases. I stopped increasing at the shoulder after awhile because I do not want puffed sleeves. I also stopped increasing at the button band when the sweater seemed large enough after trying it on. I plan to decrease the sleeve portion and make longer sleeves.

For the body of the piece, I’ve echoed the front-post dc stitches for a more vertical look.

We’ll see how this turns out. I know it would look more pleasing in a solid color yarn, but I had the Bernat Mosaic on hand and wanted to try out this method.

OK…it’s done! I just need to block this sweater and add the buttons.

11/27/12 - Finally chose some buttons from my stash. They are dark and light brown leather buttons from my Dad’s old sport coats! I really like the feel of this cardigan. I will wear it all winter!

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by Bernat
100% Acrylic
209 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: August 14, 2012
  • Finished: October 8, 2012
  • Updated: November 27, 2012
  • Progress updates: 2 updates