Au Jardin Cardigan by Littletheorem

Au Jardin Cardigan

Knitting
July 2020
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
630 - 1460 yards (576 - 1335 m)
To fit bust 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56, 58-60)”/75-80 (85-90, 95-100, 105-110, 115-120, 125-130, 135-140, 145-150) cm
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A cute cropped cardigan with a pretty lace yoke. Worked with a yoked construction from the top down, this is a quick to knit, but lightweight, warm weather cardigan. Available in 8 sizes to fit bust from 75 to 150 cm/30” to 60”. Lace patterns have both charts and written instructions, we include both metric and imperial measurements, and most importantly – it’s totally seamless!

Au Jardin is French for “in the garden” which is a perfect fit for this pattern’s floral lace motif in an amazingly soft French yarn, available in gorgeous handdyed shades.

Suggested Yarn: La Bien Aimee Cashmerino
Colourway Quartz Fumé (75% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 10% nylon) 433 m/473 yds per 100 g
570 (650, 730, 890, 970, 1150, 1240, a1340) m
630 (710, 800, 970, 1060, 1260, 1360, 1460) yds

Dimensions (Metric):
To fit bust 75-80 (85-90, 95-100, 105-110, 115-120, 125-130, 135-140, 145-150) cm
Across back underarm to underarm: 38 (42, 48, 53, 58, 63, 68, 73) cm
Length Underarm to Hem: 26 (26, 26, 29, 29, 31, 31, 31) cm
Upper sleeve circumference: 30 (32.5, 35, 37.5, 40, 42.5, 45, 47.5) cm
Sleeve Length: 30 (30, 31, 31, 32.5, 32.5, 34, 34) cm

Dimensions (Imperial):
To fit bust 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56, 58-60)”
Across back underarm to underarm: 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29)”
Length Underarm to Hem: 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12)”
Upper sleeve circumference: 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)”
Sleeve Length: 12 (12, 12½, 12½, 13, 13, 13½, 13½)”

Needles: 4 mm/US 6 75 cm/30” circular needle or as required to achieve correct gauge.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm/4” in stocking stitch after blocking.

Extras: Tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends, eight removeable stitch markers, two stitch holders or waste yarn for holding stitches, you may wish to attach one or more hook and eye closures at the front.

Pattern Difficulty: Moderate. The lace pattern for the yoke is a little tricky with Estonian style gathered stitches, but apart from that it’s fairly straightforward.

Skills Needed: Fairly advanced lace stitches, basic knit stitches (e.g. knit through back loops, m1L etc. instructions are given!), ability to knit flat and in the round, ability to pick up and knit/pick up and purl

Many, many thanks to test knitters Vilya14, Kimkhanh08c3, Lifen and Lucy419 and to my tech editor Alittlebitsheepish.