Winters Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry

Winters Beach Cardi

Knitting
January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch knit in the round on Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1142 - 2352 yards (1044 - 2151 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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DETAILS
When it comes to tweed yarn, I immediately begin dreaming of cables. I wanted to create a cozy cardigan with a no-fuss style. Winters Beach is worn open and is the perfect layering sweater - complete with pockets, of course. This sweater is knit from bottom up to the shoulders, then sleeves are picked up around the armholes and knit down. Pockets are placed while knitting the body of the sweater and finished at the end.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
39.5 (43.5, 47, 50.5, 54.5)(58.75, 62.25, 65.5, 69.75)”
100.5 (110.5, 119.5, 128.5, 138.5)(149, 158, 166.5, 177) cm
Recommended ease is positive 6-10”/15 -25.5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust with 8.5”/21.5 cm positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

DK Weight (100 g/250 yds/230 m)
457 (511, 585, 631, 729)(777, 833, 875, 941) g
1142 (1276, 1462, 1576, 1822)(1941, 2082, 2186, 2352) yds
1044 (1167, 1337, 1441, 1666)(1775, 1903, 1999, 2151) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I chose a DK weight Tweed yarn. The neutral grey of this yarn is brought to life by it’s (recycled!) pops of tweed color. With a mix of Falkland Merino and recycled wool this yarn has crisp stitch definition and blooms beautifully!

Hedgehog Fibres Tweedy DK (100 g/250 yds/230 m)
50% Falkland Merino Wool/37.5% Recycled wool/12.5% Thread waste
5 (6, 6, 7, 8)(8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 8/5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare for the 3-needle bind off.
Ribbing: US 6/4 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (10), row counter (recommended), cable needle, scissors, smooth waste yarn for Afterthought pockets and lifelines.

GAUGE
19 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle.
Measured over moss stitch knit flat, after blocking.
22 sts & 24 rnds = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Casting on
Knitting
Purling
Reading charts
Cables
Pockets
Cable cast on
Backwards loop cast on
3-needle bind off
Increasing
Decreasing
Binding off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!