Kaleidoscope Cardi by Laurel Gervitz

Kaleidoscope Cardi

October 2019
both are used in this pattern
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 17 - 12.0 mm
10.0 mm (N/P)
360 - 620 yards (329 - 567 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8, 9] 34 (38.5, 40.5, 45, 49)[53, 57.5, 62, 66]” / 86.5 (98, 103, 114.5, 124.5)[134.5, 146, 157.5, 167.5] cm bust circumference
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Welcome to the Fall 2021 Knitalong! Our knitalongs are a wonderful way to learn and grow in new ways. We accomplish that through learning knitting skills, accountability (to stick to your knitting goal!), round the clock knitting support and connection with other like-minded makers. So we hope you’ll consider joining in! Watch the videos below to learn what sets them apart!

About the pattern:

The Kaleidoscope Cardi is a celebration of yarn and color! Let your inner creative shine as you experiment and go with the flow with color and yarn placement. This style is a seamless, yoke-style cardigan, worked flat, from the top down entirely in stockinette stitch using one color or a mix of colors/yarns. It has a straight body and choice of ¾ or full-length sleeves with a crochet edging to finish off all of the edges.

Please check out our Ravelry project page for this style and all of the amazing past projects to see the Kaleidoscope Cardi on a range of beautiful bodies!

Here’s what you can expect in our knitalong:

~ Exclusive - These patterns will be exclusive to those that sign up for our KAL for 6 months. You will have access to all 4 patterns and video tutorial content forever through Teachable.

~ Round the clock help - Amy and the Knit Collage team are here to help you make your project a total success! Zoom help sessions with knitting teachers when you need it.

~ Bonuses (!!!) - This time around we are offering a ton of bonus patterns, the Dreamy Cardi, the Original Kaleidoscope Cardi, the Kaleidoscope Sweater and the Kaleidoscope Pet Sweater, plus a discount to purchase yarn for any future project at 20% off (you’ll get that at the end of the KAL).

~ Mindfulness - This includes all level restorative yoga classes, blog posts and events with celebrity knitters who will share about how knitting helped them find their creative voices.

The kits will be available for ONE WEEK only. You’ll be able to purchase them from October 12th through the 19th.

What comes in your kit:

  • The yarn needed to complete this project, including 2 - 4 skeins of Spun Cloud yarn and 2 - 3 Mini Skein Sampler Kits (required yarn amount varies upon size you purchase).

  • Knitalong Guide with the pattern and all the info and resources you’ll need to be successful with your project. You will receive this as a PDF download with your kit purchase.

  • Muslin pouch, tape measure, tapestry needle, 5 Cocoknits stitch markers, Knit Collage label for you to personalize and sew onto your finished KAL piece and a pretty embellished ribbon from Amy’s India travels tying it all together.

What’s not included:

  • Needles - if you’d like these added to your kit please add them to your order.

Pattern details:

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Knitter

Needle Size:

Size US 17 (12.75 mm) 32-40” / 80-100 cm circular needle, plus additional needles of the same size for your preferred method of small circumference knitting

Size N/US 15 (10 mm) crochet hook for edging

Adjust needle / hook sizes as necessary to match gauge. Note if you adjust your needle size, the crochet hook should be approx. 2 mm smaller than the knitting needle when gauge is met.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)6, 7, 8, 9

Finished Measurements:

34 (38.5, 40.5, 45, 49)53, 57.5, 62, 66” / 86.5 (98, 103, 114.5, 124.5)134.5, 146, 157.5, 167.5 cm bust circumference

Fit Note: Recommended to be worn with 1-3” / 2.5-10 cm of positive ease. Sample is shown in a size 1 on a 32” / 80 cm bust with 2” / 5 cm of positive ease.


7.5 sts and 10 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch worked flat using knitting needles on Spun Cloud (MC), steam blocked


2 (2, 3, 3, 3)3, 3, 4, 4 skeins Spun Cloud (100% wool; approx. 100 yds / 200 g) shown in Blush

2 (2, 2, 2, 2)3, 3, 3, 3 Mini Skein Sampler kits (approx. 85 yds / 170g) - 5 mini skeins of yarn included per kit, 17 yds / skein shown in Aurora and Ochre Twist

Pattern Designer: Laurel Gervitz