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Connections Cardy Pattern

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Meet your new summer flingโ€”the Connections Cardy! This lightweight open cardigan is a delightful dalliance for those adventurous souls at the beginning of their knitting adventure. With a touch of playful elegance, it features eye-catching eyelet details, breezy open sleeves, and a choice of a classic or split hemโ€”all coming together to make it irresistibly charming. Designed in The Fibre Co.โ€™s fabulous &Make DK blend of Peruvian Highland wool, alpaca, and linen, this cardy is more than a ...

Meet your new summer flingโ€”the Connections Cardy! This lightweight open cardigan is a delightful dalliance for those adventurous souls at the beginning of their knitting adventure. With a touch of playful elegance, it features eye-catching eyelet details, breezy open sleeves, and a choice of a classic or split hemโ€”all coming together to make it irresistibly charming.

Designed in The Fibre Co.โ€™s fabulous &Make DK blend of Peruvian Highland wool, alpaca, and linen, this cardy is more than a garment; itโ€™s a cuddle in yarn form. The trio of natural fibers brings a comforting embrace and soft drape to the cardy. So, embark on a joy-filled knitting journey, and allow the Connections Cardy to be the charming outcome of your creative romance. Letโ€™s make something lovely together!

Designer: Clare Mountain-Manipon

This pattern is also available as a kit, that includes the pattern PDF for free, 8โ€“15 balls of &Make DK, and a free &Make Project Bag.

YARN:
The Fibre Co. &Make DK (55% Highland wool, 35% alpaca, 10% linen, 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g ball) in shade Lit โ€“ 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 14, 15) balls.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES:
Connections Cardy is worked back and forth, seamlessly from the bottom up. The pattern features two hem trim options โ€“ the Classic Hem or the Split Hem, both hem trims are worked in garter stitch with eyelet detailing. The body is worked in stockinette stitch. The front bands are knitted into the main body of the fabric, and whilst knitting the body, decreases are regularly worked to shape the front edges. Short row shaping is worked to shape the front neck edge and shoulders. Shoulders are then joined using the Three Needle Cast-Off method. Sleeve stitches are picked up in the round and worked top down. The sleeve cuff also features a garter stitch and eyelet detail trim to match the hem.

SKILL LEVEL:
Advanced beginner.

SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
1 (2: 3: 4: 5) (6: 7: 8: 9)
The given sizes are called Sizes 1-9 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 (86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122) (127-132 137-142: 147-152: 157-162) cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48) (50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)

Finished chest circumference (at underarm): 104 (112, 123, 133, 143) (153, 163, 174, 184) cm (41.5 (45, 49, 53, 57) (61.5, 65.5, 69.5, 73.5) in)
Finished length (from shoulder neck edge to hem): 53 (55, 55, 57, 59) (59, 60, 62, 62) cm (21.5 (22, 22, 23, 23.5) (24, 24, 24.5, 24.5) in)

Photographs show the garment knit in Size 2 on a model with a chest circumference of 81 cm (32 in).

RECOMMENDED EASE:
Designed with 21โ€“28 cm (9โ€“11.5 in) of positive ease at chest circumference.

TENSION/GAUGE:
23.5 stitches and 29 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over Stockinette Stitch after blocking using your main needles.

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needle 80โ€“150 cm (32โ€“60 in) long
  • 4mm (US 6) circular needle or double-pointed needles โ€” for working a small circumference in the round
  • Spare 4mm (US 6) needle (can be circular, straight or double-pointed โ€” length does not matter)
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle

TECHNIQUES USED:

ERRATA:
The most current version of this pattern is V1. Please note you will be purchasing the latest pattern version. Pattern updates are sent to all customers who have purchased a pattern either through email or a Ravelry message.

If you find you are working with an older version please go to our errata page for details of corrections and updates made. You can find the version you are working from by checking the pattern page footers.

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE:
English.

PATTERN FORMAT:
This knitting pattern comes as a PDF file, which will be downloadable via a link that will be emailed to you after purchase.

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