Kettle River Cardi by Winter's Weather Knits

Kettle River Cardi

August 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
984 - 2297 yards (900 - 2100 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) {2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL}
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Last Summer, whilst having lunch with my friend’s mom, she invited me to visit their trailer resort. Among the typical Summer activities I understood, she went on to describe a day trip whereby we would “take our air mattresses out to float on the lake“. In the weeks following, I kept getting reminded of how much I’m going to enjoy “going for a float”, all the while imagining that one day I would wake up, strip my bed of its sheets and haul it down to the lake. As it turns out, she didn’t mean the air mattress I slept on, but rather the blow up pool raft I refer to as a “floaty“. Despite feeling rather silly, slowly drifting down the Kettle River on my… “mattress” was indeed, quite enjoyable.

This lightweight Summer cardi would have been perfect to throw on while eating my post-float sandwich on the beach. Large, airy sleeves make it comfortable and cooling, with a lacy texture that mimics the gentle ripples of the Kettle River.

There are 9 sizes included in the pattern.
XS (S, M, L, XL) {2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL}
Bust circumference: 33 (35.5, 39.5, 43, 47) {52, 57, 61, 65}” / 84 (90, 100, 109, 119) {132, 145, 155, 165} cm

3” - 5” positive ease in the bust circumference intended

Finished length is adjustable.

Note that sizes 3XL - 5XL were not test knitted.

Loved Ones Yarn - Woolly Worm Fingering - “Castles Made of Sand”

1984 (1,100, 1,225, 1,531, 1,640) {1,804, 1,941, 2,105, 2,297} yds / 900 (1,006, 1,120, 1,400, 1,500) {1,650, 1,775, 1,925, 2,100} m

Please be advised that yarn requirements and finished size measurements are approximate. Actual values may vary based on garment size, yarn, needle size, and gauge.

Model is a size 32” bust, wearing the size S.

This pattern requires knowledge of:

  • Reading patterns with multiple size options
  • Knitting flat and in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Slipping stitches
  • Yarnovers
  • Knitting into the stitch below
  • Basic understanding of top-down raglan (helpful to know)
  • Picking up stitches along an edge

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