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Top Down Comfy Cardi
March 14 2018
March 27 2018
Project info
Top Down Comfy Cardi
Needles & yarn
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Prints
8 skeins = 696.0 yards (636.4 meters), 1128 grams
Michaels in Arizona

Casted 71/sts (medium size) with a US11 and changed to a US 13 for the yoke and body. In place of the m1l/m1r , I’m doing a k1fb in the last stitch before and in the stitch after the marker.


I’ve decided to wear this on the stockinette side as I like the look of my raglan increases. Five more increases to go before separating the sleeves.


Worked increase rows 13 times in place of 16 times.
Worked one knitted row and separated the sleeves on the wrong side (purl side). Casted on 4 sts for each underarm in place of 2 sts.

188 sts total as follows:

Right Front: 31 sts(includes ribbed edge)

Right Sleeve: 36 sts

Back: 54 (includes sts casted on for each unarm)

Left Sleeve: 36 sts

Left Front: 31 sts


Worked in stockinette until measured 11” from the underarm to the bottom edge. Worked k1,p1 rib for 3 1/2”, bound off on right side in rib pattern.


Joined yarn, picked up and knitted 3 sts, pm, picked up and knitted 3 sts, worked three rounds in stockinette.

Decrease round: k1, k2tog, knit to last three sts before marker, ssk, k1. = 40 sts

Worked three rounds in stockinette
Decrease round as above. = 38 sts

Continue from above until 28 sts remain. Work 6 rounds in stockinette and arm measures 3” from wrist. Change to US size 11 dpns, work k1, p1 ribbing for 3” and bind off.


This is by far the best fitting cardigan I’ve made in a very long time.

Collar width: 6”
Bottom band width: 3”
Cuff band: 3”
Length from underarm to band: 14”
Total sleeve from neck to cuff: 23”
Total back from neck to band: 23”

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March 14 2018
March 27 2018
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Lion Brand
Super Bulky
80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
87 yards / 141 grams
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  • Project created: March 14, 2018
  • Finished: March 27, 2018
  • Updated: June 5, 2018
  • Progress updates: 4 updates