Douglas Cardi by Andrea Mowry

Douglas Cardi

Knitting
September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat with the Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1214 - 2219 yards (1110 - 2029 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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DETAILS
The Douglas Cardi is a grandpa-style cardigan complete with stripes, big pockets, and a relaxed fit. Named for my father, who is now fondly known as Grandpa Doug to my kiddos, it reminds me of when I spruced up my school uniform with my own grandpa’s golfing cardigan when I was in middle school. I love to amp up my cozy with this sweater no matter the outfit! This sweater is knit from the bottom up with afterthought pockets and a sewn on button band.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
46 (50, 54, 56, 60)(62, 66, 68, 72)”
117 (127, 137, 142, 152.5)(157.5, 167.5, 172.5, 183) cm
Recommended ease is positive 16-10”/40.5 -25.5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust with 15”/38 cm positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

DK Weight (100 g/273 yds/250 m) in 5 colors

Yarn A: 115 (125, 134, 137, 145)(150, 158, 160, 166) g/315 (340, 366, 375, 395)(410, 430, 437, 454) yds/288 (311, 334, 343, 361)(375, 393, 400, 415) m

Yarn B: 84 (96, 111, 116, 132)(136, 152, 156, 165) g/229 (262, 301, 316, 359)(372, 415, 424, 450) yds/210 (239, 276, 289, 328)(340, 379, 388, 411) m

Yarns C & D/each: 74 (85, 98, 100, 116)(121, 135, 138, 146) g/203 (232, 267, 274, 317)(329, 367, 375, 398) yds/185 (212, 244, 250, 290)(301, 336, 343, 364) m

Yarn E: 97 (111, 128, 134, 152)(157, 175, 179, 190) g/264 (302, 348, 364, 414)(429, 479, 490, 519) yds/242 (276, 318, 333, 378)(393, 438, 448, 474) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose Tukuwool DK - a workhorse yarn for sweaters that creates heirloom knits that could be passed on for generations. The stunning selection of colors are overdyed on the grey base creating gorgeous heathers that look fabulous paired together in a striped sweater such as the Douglas Cardi!

Tukuwool DK (100 g/273 yds/250 m) 100% Finnish Sheep Wool
Yarn A - 2 skeins Auri (grey)
Yarn B - 1 (1, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Repo (orange)
Yarn C - 1 (1, 1, 1, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Rohto (turquoise)
Yarn D - 1 (1, 1, 1, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Ujo (pink)
Yarn E - 1 (2, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Selja (yellow)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 7/4.5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare for the 3-needle bind off.

Ribbing: US 5/3.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Sleeve: US 8/5 mm – preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs). (Optional - if necessary to retain gauge.)

Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.

NOTIONS
5 - 1”/25 mm buttons, stitch markers (2 fixed, 1 clippable), row counter (recommended), scissors, smooth waste yarn for Afterthought pockets and lifelines.

GAUGE
18 sts & 27 rows = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle.
Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Long tail cast on
Knitting
Purling
Slipping stitches
Increasing
Stripes/changing colors (and jogless stripes)
Decreasing
Afterthought pockets
Picking up stitches
Buttonholes
3-needle bind off
Mattress stitch
Sewing on buttons
Binding off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!