Wide sleeves and a cropped silhouette bring stylish attitude to the River Union Cardi. Deep ribbing defines the waist for a fitted shape, and the three-quarter length balances out the fullness of the sleeves. Knit seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping, it’s a fast knit with a fresh feel.
Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, increasing, picking up stitches; instructions include a photo tutorial for the buttonholes.
Size: 32.5 (35, 37.5, 40.5, 43.5, 47.5, 50.5)” bust; this boxy, cropped cardigan is designed to be worn with some positive ease. Sample shown in third size with 2.5” positive ease.
Yarn: Berocco Pure Merino (100% extra fine merino; 92 yards/50g); 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins, shown in #8568 Teal. This yarn has been discontinued; see Designer’s Notes for suggested substitutions.
Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 32” circular needle; US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle for picking up stitches; Stitch markers (10); Stitch holders; Scrap yarn; Yarn needle; 3/4” buttons, 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7); Matching sewing thread and needle.
Gauge: 16 st and 24 rows/4” in stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking.
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