Plaid Party Cardi by Laurel Gervitz

Plaid Party Cardi

October 2020
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette and Slipped Stitches
US 17 - 12.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
370 - 840 yards (338 - 768 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8, 9, 10] Bust Measurement: 34 (37, 40, 44, 47)[51, 54, 58, 61, 64]” / 86.5 (94, 101.5, 112, 119.5)[129.5, 137, 147.5, 155, 162.5] cm
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Welcome to the Fall 2020 Knitalong! Our knitalongs are 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. We hope you’ll consider joining in!

About the pattern:

The Plaid Party Cardi is a beautiful design that allows 2 or more yarns to be showcased in a plaid-like pattern. An ideal jacket to wear in the Fall, this cardi is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with set-in sleeves and I-cord or ribbed front edges. The plaid pattern is created by using a combination of reverse stockinette and slipped stitches that is simple and addictive to knit. Have fun with this one and watch how easy it is to create plaid fabric with your yarns!

In the video tutorials, we’ll guide you through every step of how to make this sweater from start to finish.

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 - The Knit Collage team is here to help you make your project a total success!

~ Bonuses (!!!) - This time around we are offering a ton of bonus patterns, the Glow Girl, the Dreamland Cardi, the Plaidastic Hat and the Kaleidoscope Cardi….plus a discount to purchase yarn for any future project at 20% off. I have a few other fun bonuses up my sleeve too :)

~ Weekly celebrity knitter pep talks! This is one of the best parts….let’s stay motivated!

We are happy to help you with a custom order but it must be placed over the phone to ensure you get the colors you would like. If you send an email request, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your request in time before the order is shipped.

What comes in your kit:

  • The yarn needed to complete this project, including 2-5 skeins of Spun Cloud yarn and 2-4 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 that will arrive by email once your kit ships.

  • Muslin pouch, tape measure, darning needle, Cocoknits stitch markers, Knit Collage enamel pin and a pretty embellished ribbon from my India travels tying it all together.

Pattern details:

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Knitter

Needle Size:

Size US 15 (10 mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needle (or ~2 mm smaller than the gauge-size needle), plus additional needles of the same size for your preferred method of small circumference knitting

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

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Finished Measurements:

34 (37, 40, 44, 47)51, 54, 58, 61, 64” / 86.5 (94, 101.5, 112, 119.5)129.5, 137, 147.5, 155, 162.5 cm

Recommended to be worn with 1-4” / 2.5-10 cm of positive ease at the bust, depending on your preferred fit. If you prefer to have a more fitted cardi that is worn open, choose a size with less ease, and if you prefer to wear your cardi buttoned, choose a size with more ease. There is a Ribbed Edge option for finishing your cardi that could provide an additional 1” / 2.5 cm when buttoned for those that prefer a more fitted and buttoned cardi. The French Vanilla sample is shown in a size 4 on a 39” / 99 cm bust with 5” / 12.5 cm of positive ease, and the Lavender sample is shown in a size 3 on a 36” / 91.5 cm bust with 4” / 10 cm of positive ease.

7 sts and 11 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Plaid Body Pattern worked flat on larger needles, unblocked

7 sts and 10.5 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Plaid Body Pattern worked flat on larger needles, blocked

MC: 2 (3, 3, 3, 4)4, 4, 4, 4, 5 skeins Spun Cloud Yarn (100% wool; approx. 100 yds / 200 g)

CC: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)3, 3, 3, 4, 4 Mini Skein sampler kits (approximately 85 yds / 164-170g) - 5 mini skeins of yarn included per kit, 17 yds / skein]

Pattern Designer: Laurel Gervitz