Fresco Cardi by Rachel Brockman

Fresco Cardi

September 2018
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1800 - 2900 yards (1646 - 2652 m)
Extra Small (Small/Medium, Large/1X, 2X/3X, 4X)
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This pattern is available for free.

As the weather begins to throw in some chills toward the end of the day, a cardigan is the perfect thing to throw on for some quick warmth. The Fresco Cardi’s patterning along the lower edge is created with mosaic knitting. Only one color is used each row, and slipped stitches form the patterning. There is no shaping during the mosaic sections making it easy to focus on the intriguing diamonds appearing across your knitting.

Self-striping Adore Colors adds further interest to the colorwork. And once the mosaic section is done, the self-striping yarn still looks fantastic all on its own in stockinette stitch.

This project is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up. After the body is seamed, stitches are picked up around the front opening for the Neck Edging.

Extra Small (Small/Medium, Large/1X, 2X/3X, 4X)
Shown in Small/Medium size modeled with 10” of positive ease

Bust: 33½ (41¾, 50¼, 58½, 66¾)” (with fronts overlapping)
Length: 23¾ (24½, 25¼, 26, 26¾)”

Universal Yarn Adore Colors (55% superwash merino, 45% anti-pilling acrylic; 100 g/273 yds)
• 206 Aqua Print (MC) – 5 (6, 8, 9, 10) skeins
Universal Yarn Adore (55% superwash merino, 45% anti-pilling acrylic; 100 g/273 yds)
• 129 Sand (CC) – 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Needles: US Size 7 (4.75 mm) straight or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 6 (4.5 mm) straight and 40” circular (to accommodate large number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: removable stitch markers, stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn

23 sts x 46 rows = 4” in Mosaic patt with larger ndl
23 sts x 28 rows = 4” in St st with smaller ndl
Save time, check your gauge.