Pick and Mix Cardigan by Joanne Scrace

Pick and Mix Cardigan

March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in main stitch pattern
3.5 mm (E)
4.5 mm
2 years to Adult 5X
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Pick and Mix Cardigan is part of the Pick and Mix ebook: a collection of patterns to make your own.

Using this book, you can create your own completely unique design
by pairing your choice of sweater, cardigan or hat with your choice
of four colourwork patterns and your choice of four main stitch
patterns. They all work beautifully together without the need for
any extra maths. We’ve even included the maths and pattern writing assumptions so you can have a go at designing your own stitch patterns if you’d like to.
Each stitch pattern is written and charted, and we have included lots of advice throughout the book to help you create the perfect item even if it is your first garment. Although the colourwork looks complicated, each pattern uses only one colour at a time (no stranding) and we’ve added some tips on how to avoid getting into a tangle. There’s also the chance to make a patch pocket or a hat to get practice with the colourwork pattern before you dive in.
We want this book to be for everybody and every body. The patterns are suitable for age 2 upwards, are all unisex and offer inclusive sizing and fitting options. We’ve used a common weight of yarn that is widely available at all price points, so whether you live for indie hand dyed or want to pick up your yarn at the discount supermarket, this book will work well for you.


XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest/bust up to (approx size range, base your decision on the
finished measurements): 80(90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160)cm/32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)in
Finished chest/bust (closed):
84(98, 105, 117, 124, 136, 144, 154, 165)/33(38.5, 41.5, 46, 49, 53.5, 56.5, 60.5, 65)in
Finished upper arm circumference:
29(32, 33, 36, 39, 44, 48, 52, 55)cm/11.5(12.5, 13, 14, 15.5, 17.5, 19, 20.5, 21.5)in
Finished length:
58(60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69)
cm/23(23.5, 24, 24.5, 25, 25.5, 26,
26.5, 27)in
Pattern is designed to be worn with a positive ease. Choose a size larger than your bust/chest measurement.

2y(4y, 6y, 8y, 10y)
Note: These are the average ages the sweater is designed to fit in years. Children vary greatly in size so, if possible, measure the recipient and alter the length as needed.

To fit chest/bust up to approx:
55(60, 65, 70, 75)cm/21(23, 25, 27, 29)in
Finished chest/bust (closed):
60(63, 70, 73, 79)cm/23.5(24.5, 27.5, 28.5, 31)in
Finished upper arm circumference:
23(24, 25, 27, 27)cm/9(9.5, 10, 10.5, 10.5)in
Finished length:
25(28, 30, 36, 41)cm/10(11, 12, 14, 16)in


10(11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21) 50g skeins of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in MC
1(1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) 50g skein of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in each
3.5mm (US E/4) hook
4.5mm (US 7) hook
7 buttons 5cm/2in in diameter
7 removable stitch markers

3(4, 5, 6, 7) 50g skeins of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75%
superwash merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in MC
1 50g skein of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK (DK, 75% superwash
merino wool, 25% Nylon, 112m/122yd/50g) in each CC
3.5mm (US E/4)hook
4.5mm (US 7) hook
4(4, 5, 5, 6)buttons 3cm/1.5in in diameter
4(4, 5, 5, 6) removable stitch markers

Yarn requirements are a guide and given for the basic pattern as
written, pattern adjustments, slight differences in stitch patterns or
tension differences may alter the amount of yarn required.

Tension should be taken over your chosen Main Stitch Pattern.

Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into sts from
previous rows, working in the round, missing stitches, increasing, decreasing.
Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down, starting at the
neck band. Neck band is worked sideways first, yoke is picked up
from neck band. The yoke is increased (mostly in pattern) to the underarm.
Body is split from the sleeves.Body is worked. Sleeves are worked
directly onto the body.
Hem, cuffs and button bands are worked perpendicular to the
cardigan and slip stitched as you work.