Blondie Cardigan by Amy Appel

Blondie Cardigan

Knitting
May 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Dots Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1535 - 2960 yards (1404 - 2707 m)
XS (S, M, L) [1X, 2X, 3X] ♥ finished bust size: 32 (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56]” / 81 (91, 102, 112) [122, 132, 142] cm
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“Dreaming is free”
Inspired by the great Debbie Harry, her fantastic style and impact on music with her band Blondie! A crew neck raglan cardigan with a subtle purl texture, the beautiful halo of mohair, and polished details inspired by vintage knits to elevate the look. Features a double neckband, bracelet sleeves, and shaping throughout.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L) 1X, 2X, 3X
♥ finished bust size: 32 (36, 40, 44) 48, 52, 56” / 81 (91, 102, 112) 122, 132, 142 cm

YARN
Yarn A: Priscilla by Beehive Yarns (100% Merino; 400 yards/366 meters, 100g) / fingering weight
♥ 2 (3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 4 skeins / 770 (890, 1020, 1145) 1275, 1400, 1485 yards / 705 (815, 935, 1045) 1165, 1280, 1360 meters

Yarn B: “Pattie” by Beehive Yarns (72% Kid Mohair, 28% silk; 459 yards/420 meters, 50g) / lace weight
♥ 2 (2, 3, 3) 3, 3, 4 skeins / 765 (880, 1015, 1135) 1265, 1390, 1475 yards / 700 (805, 930, 1040) 1155, 1270, 1350 meters

Yarns A + B are held together throughout most of the sweater.

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
♥ US 6/4 mm 32”/80 cm circular needle & preferred needles for small circumference (magic loop or DPNs)
♥ US 3/3.25 mm 32”/80 cm & preferred needles for small circumference
(use size needed to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS
♥ seven ~.5”/1.25 cm shank buttons, seven small flat buttons, locking stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle, row counter (recommended)

TECHNIQUES
♥ knitting & purling, flat & in the round
♥ increasing & decreasing
♥ picking up stitches
♥ top down raglan shaping
♥ buttonholes
♥ double crewneck
♥ sewing live stitches (in the collar, no seaming)

GAUGE
22 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10cm
larger needles, in stitch pattern, after blocking

CONSTRUCTION
The “Blondie” Cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down! Stitches are picked up to work the button bands and double crewneck.

Note on Yardage: yardage given is an estimation based on recommended yarn & fiber. If you are substituting yarn, you may require more or less than indicated.

Special thank you to my excellent test knitters and my gal Beth of Beehive Yarns.♥