Wonder Cardigan by Kristina Smiley

Wonder Cardigan

Crochet
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in Half Double Crochet
5.0 mm (H)
1800 - 2000 yards (1646 - 1829 m)
one size 45 inches wide by 40 inches tall rectangular shape.
US
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SIZE: One Size. 45 inches (115 cm) wide by 40 inches (110 cm) tall rectangle that is folded in half with 8 inch (20 cm) sleeve openings.

MATERIALS:

Expression Fiber Arts Sincere Sock Yarn

Shown in colors: Gray Pearl (a), Clover (b) and Seedpod (c).

(a) 3 skeins, (b) 1 skein, (c) 1 skein

If those colors aren’t available, any from this category will work.

You can also substitute any of our other Fingering weight yarns.

HOOK: US size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook.

Advanced beginner to intermediate - This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with crochet and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques.

Notes From the Designer:

•Wonder is a loose-fitting cardigan that makes you feel like you are wearing a hug.

•This pattern begins as a simple rectangle and then magically transforms into a comfortable shrug style cardigan with minimal folding and sewing, making it the perfect project for beginners or intermediate crocheters who wish to build on their skills to create a unique crochet item for their wardrobe.

•The pattern is made in one size, but can easily be adjusted by adding or removing rows.

•The cardigan sample and pattern is worked in three colors but can be made with one, two, or however many you wish. Do whatever lights up your heart!

•The pattern includes schematics and written instructions as well as a video tutorial.

•Click the Videos tab to watch a video of this pattern.


My inspiration for this design is the wonder of life itself. The dictionary describes wonder as being: “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable”. Life is full of unexpected, and inexplicable beauty. I am constantly amazed at the resilience of a simple blade of grass that can look completely dead in the winter months, and then seemingly turn green in front of your eyes the moment a spring shower releases its first drop of rain. This transformation creates a great sense of wonder in me and gives me comfort and peace.

This cardigan expresses that wonder with its ability to transform from a simple rectangular shape into an amazingly wonderful oversized shrug that wraps you in warmth and comfort.

Designed by Kristina Smiley.
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