Rainbow Cardigan by Louise Bollanos

Rainbow Cardigan

April 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
2086 - 4172 yards (1907 - 3815 m)
S / M / L / 1L / 2X
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This cardigan is really soft and comforting, due to the drape and fit.

It’s designed to make you smile and feel happy while wearing it!

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The cardigan is easy to make, with advanced beginner knitters in mind.

Using mainly knit stitches, you will create a loose-fitting striped cardigan with some simple increases and decreases.

This knitted cardigan will be perfect for spring/summer days.


Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky / 100% Acrylic, 100g (3.5oz), Chunky/Bulky/12 Ply.

Rose Red – 313

Blood Orange – 319

Daffodil Yellow – 321

Slate Green – 326

Light Blue – 304

Dolphin Blue – 336

Raspberry Pink – 343

For the following sizes you will need approx:

Small – 1 x each color 100g – (700g)

Medium – 1 x red/1 x orange 1.5 x each rem colour – (950g)

Large – 1 x red / 1 orange/ 2 x each rem colour – (1200g)

1X – 2 x red / 2 x orange / 2.5 x each rem colour – (1650g)

2X – 2 x red / 2 x orange / 3 x each rem colour – 100g (1900g)


6.5mm (US 10.5) knitting needles – circular with a 40″/100cm cable.


Level – Easy

This is an easy-level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are the knit stitch, purl stitch, working K2tog, and ssk.



The sizes – S / M / L / 1L / 2X

Finished Bust About – Finished Bust About - 36 (40, 42, 46) in.

Finished Length About 27 (28, 29, 30) in.

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