Improvised Cardi
January 19, 2019
January 24, 2019

Improvised Cardi

Project info
Improv by Karen Templer
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
Cascade Yarns ® Ecological Wool®
53 yards in stash
2.01 skeins = 960.8 yards (878.5 meters), 502 grams
Wool Warehouse
January 9, 2019

Cast on 36 stitches 4:2:24:2:4

Increased at the neck edge on rows 3, 5, and 7, then cast on 5 stitches at the neck edge on row 9.

Increased at the raglans on alternate rows until I had the following: 34:46:68:46:34

Split for the sleeves, casting on 12 stitches each side for the underarm. Knit until the body was 100 rows long. On row 98 I put in 10 short rows to give the back a little extra length.

Increased body by 2 stitches and worked 10 rows of k2, p2 rib.

Picked up 12 stitches to give a total of 58. Decreased on every 6th row up to, and including row 36. Decreased every 4th row until I had 32 stitches (64 rows). Knit straight to 70 rows. then switch to smaller need and work k2, p2 rib for 24 rows.

Button Bands:
Picked up 3 sts every 4 rows, 79 sts in total (calculated as per this tutorial). Worked the band as per the Carbeth Cardigan pattern for 7 rows.

Picked up 72 stitches (6+13+34+13+6). Working as per the Carbeth Cardigan pattern, except I have an extra k stitch as the beginning and end.

I soaked the cardigan prior to blocking, popping it in the washing machine for a quick 400rpm spin. There’s always a part of me that’s terrified it will felt, but it held up very well and was dry in 24 hours.

I panicked a bit when I realised that the holes in my buttons were way too small to sew them on with yarn. I went on YouTube and found this tutorial that explained how to sew them on securely with yarn. I decided to use backing buttons as the ceramic buttons are fairly heavy.

Overall, I’m thrilled with how this turned out.

Buttons from KatherineMutchStudio

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  • Project created: January 18, 2019
  • Updated: January 26, 2019
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