This Par Sands Cosy Cardigan, is designed to be close-fitting with 0” to 2” of negative ease. Tight fitting over the bust, with drape & flow down to the hem. The rippled lace bodice and the stockinette body are both very stretchy. Please choose the size that best suits your desired fit.
This is a truly beautiful cardigan to wear, and is flattering on ANY shape or size. My testers range from a size Small to a size 4XL and they ALL love this cardigan. Smiles. One of my testers sent this comment along with her final notes & photographs;
"It is such a beautiful pattern and cardigan. Your pattern is very detailed, clear and easy to follow."
The main picture is a collage of me wearing the shorter version, in Cerise, on my sock base. I am currently working on the last sleeve of the longer version, which I am creating with two colours (see below.)
This truly is a versatile pattern as you can see. All of my testers used different wool bases as well as different colours. I will list them below for you. If any of the colours/yarn bases have gone out of stock, please don't hesitate to drop me a message (or use the contact form on this website.)
I am happy to dye whatever you need for your pattern purchase. :)
The bodice is knit first. The left and right panels, then the back panels.
Once joined, stitches are picked up from the bottom edge of the bodice, and the rest of the garment is knit flat.
The sleeves are worked last, knit in the round.
Yarn: 4 ply sock yarn 425m per skein. Yarn shown is Cerise on the High Twist Sock Base, from Kernow Designs. https://kernowdesigns.uk
Needles: 3.25mm US #3 and 3.5mm US #4 circular needles (60cm/24" or longer).
Other: Stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, blocking wires/pins. Crochet Hook - Size C (if using this method of Provisional Cast On.) 5 to 7 Buttons (Optional.)
Gauge: 21 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm/4" in stocking st (worked flat) measured flat after wet blocking. If your gauge doesn’t match, please use size needles which give you the closest match (gauge achieved with 3.5mm.)
Gauge is very important for this garment.
Sizes Available are XS to 4XL 28" to 56" (26" to 58" with 2" negative ease.)
Please note that the pattern will be sent out to you“?in PDF format via email, within 24 hours of purchase.
Purple Heart on Fluff Base. Elizabeth on Cashmerino Silk.
Cerise on sock. Kiss Me in The Moonlight on Sock.
Celestial on Shimmer Base.
Coral on Sock.