CARDI Jumper by Inês Oliveira

CARDI Jumper

Knitting
March 2022
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1148 - 2297 yards (1050 - 2100 m)
75-155 cm (30-62") actual bust circumference
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The CARDI jumper is a versatile wardrobe staple that can be worn as a V-neck cardigan or as a boat-neck jumper. It has a modern cut with drop-down shoulders and an oversized fit, with about 15-20 cm (6-8”) positive ease around the bust. Polished details such as its delicate shoulder seam, well-proportioned cuffs and elegant button bands round up the design.

CONSTRUCTION

This garment is knit flat in stockinette stitch, top-down in one piece. The sleeves are worked in the round. Finishes include working the button bands along the finished body and seaming buttons.

NEW TO VERSION 2.0

This design was first launched in February 2022 and was updated in November 2023. The first version had a slightly different armhole shaping, which has been changed to accommodate more sizes and simplify the knitting process.

Version 2.0 offers you the choice between two different looks:

THE ORIGINAL
worked in soft merino and silk mohair
regular length, slightly tapered body
I-cord button bands with small buttons
subtle hem, wrist length sleeves with delicate cuffs

THE MARINIÈRE EDITION
worked in european merino with optional stripes
cropped, straight-shaped body with optional faux seams
double stockinette button bands with larger buttons
regular hem, longer sleeves with bold tight cuffs

KNITTING LEVEL

Advanced beginner to intermediate. The pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions, explains the used techniques in depth and includes links to video tutorials.

TECHNIQUES:
Stockinette stitch worked flat and in the round, 1x1 rib stitch, slipping stitches, RS/WS increases, RS/WS decreases, long tail cast-on, backwards loop cast-on, knitted cast-on, cable cast-on, Italian cast-on, pick up and knit, working with multiple needles, I-cord, double stockinette stitch, Italian bind-off in ribbing and double stockinette, mattress stitch.

AVAILABLE SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4) 5 (6, 7, 8) 9 (10, 11, 12) 13 (14, 15, 16)

graded for bust circumferences (cm / inch):
76-80 (81-85, 86-90, 91-95) 96-100 (101-105, 106-110, 111-115) 116-120 (121-125, 126-130, 131-135) 136-140 (141-145, 146-150, 151-155) cm

30-32 (32-34, 34-36, 36-38) 38-40 (40-42, 42-44, 44-46) 46-48 (48-50, 50-52, 52-54) 54-56 (56-58, 58-60, 60-62)

The pattern includes an extensive size chart and schematics. Make sure you follow the pattern’s size guide, especially since your shoulder width is just as important when choosing a size for this design.

My bust size is 91 cm (36½“), my shoulder width is 28.5 cm (15¼”) and I am wearing size 4.

GAUGE

in 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”)
Main fabric: 24 sts x 32 R in stockinette stitch

More gauge info is given in the pattern for the hem, cuffs and button bands.

SUGGESTED YARN

For the ORIGINAL:
Knitting for Olive Merino (250 m / 50 g) in dusty aqua,
5 (5, 5, 6) 6 (6, 6, 7) 7 (7, 7, 8) 8 (8, 9, 9) balls held together with Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair (225 m / 25 g) in dusty aqua, 5 (6, 6, 6) 6 (7, 7, 7) 8 (8, 8, 8) 9 (9, 9, 10) balls

For the MARINIÈRE EDITION:
Mondim by Retrosaria Rosa Pomar (385 m / 100 g) color 100 (MC), 3 (3, 3, 3) 4 (4, 4, 4) 4 (4, 5, 5) 5 (5, 5, 5) balls and ca. 45 (50, 50, 50) 55 (60, 60, 60) 65 (70, 70, 75) 75 (80, 85, 85) g color 302 (CC)

HABERDASHERY

For the ORIGINAL:
7x 9 mm (3/8’’) buttons
“Gem” by Atelier Brunette in Sage

For the MARINIÈRE EDITION:
7x 15 mm (5/8”) buttons
“Dotty” by Atelier Brunette in Chestnut

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

Use the necessary needle sizes to get the given gauge.
You’ll need different sizes circular needles and DPN or shorties.

For the main fabric, I used 3.5 mm (US 4) needles. For the finishes, I used smaller needles, between 2 mm (US 0) and 3 mm (US 2.5).

6+ stitch markers, 16+ safety pins / removable stitch markers, 2+ stitch holders or scrap yarn, 1 tapestry needle, 1 sewing needle, 1 measuring tape

Need help at any point? Make sure to check the last pattern pages for tips, abbreviations, tutorials, and a contact