Grandes Manches Cardi by Amanda Kaffka

Grandes Manches Cardi

Knitting
July 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in St-st
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
612 - 800 yards (560 - 732 m)
Small (medium, Large)
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Grandes Manches is French for ‘Big Sleeves,’ the perfect description for this dramatic yet simple cardi. With minimal shaping, this relaxed-boxy style cardi is a joy to knit, super stylish and comfortable to wear. Grandes Manches Cardi is knit in pieces with two front pockets details, drop shoulders, five buttons down the front and an option to knit-bling with sequins. It’s a swift knit, in no time you’ll have this fabulous layering piece in your wardrobe; easy to wear, simple to make.

Knit kits (yarn & pattern) are available on thecraftyjackalope.com

YARN
Diamond Luxury Chicpaca (153 yards/140 meters Chunky weight Brushed Alpaca) x 4 (5, 6) balls.
Sample shown in color Meringue.
Optional: King Cole Cosmos (sequin yarn) x 2 (3, 3) balls.
Sample shown in color Gold/Gold Sequins.

NEEDLES
6.5 mm (US 10.5) 24”/60 cm Circular Needles.
8 mm (US 11) 24”/60 cm Circular Needles.

NOTIONS
6 Stitch Holders or scrap yarn, if you prefer
(4 for Shoulders & 2 for Pockets).
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
5 Buttons: 0.75”/2 cm.

GAUGE - blocked
St-st using 8 mm (US 11) Circular Needles using MC.
12 sts x 14 rows = 4”/10 cm.

SIZES
Small: to fit 28 - 32” Bust (+ 8”/20.25 cm – 12”/30.5 cm positive ease).
Medium: to fit 34”– 38” Bust (+ 10”/25.5 cm – 14”/35.5 cm positive ease).
Large: to fit 40” – 44” Bust (+ 12”/30.5 cm – 16”/40.75 cm positive ease).

MEASUREMENTS – blocked
Bust (flat): 20”/50.75 cm (24”/61 cm, 28”/71.25 cm).
Bust (around): 40”/101.5 cm (48”/122 cm, 56”/142.25 cm).
1/2 CF Width (not including Front Band):
9.5”/10.5 cm (10.5”/26.5 cm, 11.5”/29.25 cm).
Length of Cardi (Shoulder to Bottom of Band):
21.75”/55.25 cm (22.75”/57.75 cm, 23.75”/60.25 cm).
CF Length: 18”/45.75 cm (19”/48.25 cm, 20”/50.75 cm).
Shoulder Seam Width:
5.75”/14.5 cm (6.75”/17.25 cm, 7.75”/19.75 cm).
CB to Sleeve Cuff Length (including Cuff):
27”/68.5 cm (27.75”/70.5 cm, 29.25”/74.25 cm).
Sleeve Cuff Width (around):
5.5”/14 cm (6”/15.25 cm, 7”/17.75 cm).
Sleeve at Fullest Point (flat):
10.75”/27.25 cm (11.25”/28.5 cm, 11.75”/29.75 cm).
Side Seam (Underarm to Bottom of Band):
14.25”/36.25 cm (14.5”/36.75 cm, 14.75”/37.5 cm).