Summer Memory Cardigan by Anna Piskorz

Summer Memory Cardigan

Crochet
October 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
First 11 rounds of pattern = 10cm (4") circle
3.0 mm
1531 - 2078 yards (1400 - 1900 m)
One size fits most - includes instructions to adapt size and try on as you go
US
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The Summer Memory cardigan is a beautiful and unique piece, designed with gradient yarn cakes in mind. It’s construction is deceptively simple - just a large circle, with sleeves. The center mandala adds a little something special to the garment. The circle expands with different mesh sections, providing a simple yet elegant background to the center motif. However, all mesh sections are reasonably dense, preserving the warmth.

The pattern is written for one size - and one size does fit most! In the featured pictures, the same cardi is worn by a model with a 118cm (46.5”) bust, and a model with a 92cm (36.2”) bust. However, the pattern includes directions on how to adapt the size, on a try-on-as-you-go basis.

Like in most of my patterns, you will have several options: a sleeveless circular vest, or a cardigan with sleeves. If you opt for the latter, you will again have 2 options for sleeves: straight or bell shaped.

This easy to follow pattern (9 pages) provides full written instructions (US standard crochet terms), and includes many pictures illustrating the trickier parts.

MATERIALS:

  • Scheepjes Whirl (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 1000m (1093yds)/220g (7.76oz)) – 1 cake
  • Scheepjes Whirlette (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 445m (497yds)/100g (3.53oz) - 1 cake for sleeveless vest option; 1 more cake for sleeves
  • 3mm crochet hook (or hook to match gauge)
  • Scissors and darning needle to weave in ends

CROCHET LEVEL: Intermediate (however, the pattern was written with advanced beginners in mind, and includes many hints and pictures to get you through the tricky spots)