Up-Or-Down Cardi by Suzi Quillen

Up-Or-Down Cardi

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.25 stitches and 9.5 rows = 4 inches
in hdc v-st
5.5 mm (I)
1230 - 1640 yards (1125 - 1500 m)
s (m, l, xl)
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Pictured work in Queensland Uluru, this cardigan can also be made with any fine gage yarn for that gossamer delicate look that is beautiful for spring and summer accessories, or in a sport or DK weight for a bit more warmth in the fall! Make a gauge block in the pattern stitch to determine if the crocheted fabric has the desired look and feel.

Made without seams and by working in the few tails as you go, this unintimidating cardigan finishes quickly, and soon gives you that feeling of satisfaction and success that keeps your fingers itching for a hook and some delicious yarn! Modeled after a sweater I saw many years ago and always wanted to make, I added easy shaping and tapered details to accentuate the drape of the front collar.

Worn with the tapered edge as a collar or as the bottom edge, this playful cardi is a versatile accessory over a tank dress for spring and summer, or a long sleeve shirt in the cooler weather. The classic and simple lines of this delightful layer never go out of style; by choosing your colors and fibers carefully you will get many, many, years of delightful wear out of your investment of love and efforts.