The BlueSand Cardigan features a longer back with a rounded large hem, a play with color and texture and fun pocket linings. BlueSand gives you the opportunity to choose between two different yoke constructions that are provided in two separate PDF’s for download:
The combination yoke version features a different take on yoke construction, combining various methods to achieve a soft sloping shoulder line.
The easier yoke construction of the raglan version is a hybrid between a saddle shoulder and a raglan sleeve.
Each version of the pattern has charted and written instructions. As a visual aid there is a “quick-overview” of the whole yoke in chart-form to print out, which helps to keep track of the written instructions that happen on each row according to your size. All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.
The yarn in the photos is 100% cotton, but it can easily be substituted with any DK weight yarn that achieves a similar effect in the textured parts of the sleeves and hem.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Purelife Organic Cotton DK by Rowan (100% Organic Cotton; 50g/131yds): 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) Skeins Color A, 2( 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) Skeins Color B, & 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) Skeins Color C. Shown in Colors Sand, Blue & Brown. This yarn has been discontinued. Please select from the following yarns.
ALTERNATE YARN: Verano by Malabrigo (100% Pima Cotton; 100g/205 yds): 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins Color A, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) Skeins Color B & 2 Skeins Color C. Beautiful variegated colorways in pure pima cotton.
ALTERNATE YARN: Balance by O-Wool (50% Organic Merino Wool / 50% USA Organic Cotton; 50g/130 yds): 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) Skeins Color A, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) Skeins Color B, & 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) Skeins Color C. Use Barn Owl, Talc & Opal to closely match images of sample. Balance has a wonderful twist, both showcasing the cotton and merino equally. Since the bases take color differently, there is a slight tweed effect to the finished yarn with a very even hand. This environmentally friendly choice uses low-impact dyes & GOTS certified processes to keep this yarn as close to nature as possible. Milled and dyed in Northeastern USA.
SIZE: XS/S (M, L/XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 31-34 (37, 40-43, 46, 49, 52)". Modeled with 2" positive ease.
YARDAGE: Color A: 852-914 (990,1065-1128,1203,1278,1347) yds, Color B: 175-188 (203, 219-232, 247, 262, 277) yds, Color C: 259 -278 (301, 324-343, 365, 388, 409) yds in DK weight yarn. This is estimated yardage provided by the designer.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm, US 6 / 4mm, & US 4 / 3.5mm 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers in 2 colors (4 of 1 color, 2 of another color), Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry Needle & 2mm Crochet Hook for pocket finishing (optional)
GAUGE: 21.5 sts x 27.5 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with largest needles
Images courtesy of La Maison Rililie/Yarn Loop