LYS - Little Yellow Sweater! This cardigan was a color inspiration for Andrea Mowry, who always wanted an Ochre yellow cropped cardi to throw over dresses & tunics or buttoned up and paired with high-waisted shirts and trousers. Three-Quarter length sleeves and the short cardi are complimented with a beautiful acanthus leaf down the bodice with little picot balls.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern, selected yarn & selected buttons. For yarn winding services, click here. Please add button selection to "Notes" at checkout. Sizes with similar skein counts have been combined for kit purposes only. Pattern comes in 8 individual sizes.
Light Fingering/Fingering Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Mondim by La Bien Aimee (100% Portuguese Wool; 100g/421 yds (385 m)): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) Skeins. Shown in color Yellow Brick Road.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/394yds): 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins. Eco Friendly Yarn using gentler processing and water conservation methods. Solid or tonal colors only. South American Merino Wool is milled, spun & dyed in the Northeastern USA. This yarn has been discontinued and is only available for a limited time. Please click the link above to see what is in-stock.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440 yds): 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6) Skeins. Malabrigo has striking variegated colors produced through small batch kettle-dyeing processes. Washable with beautiful color shifts that can be faint or dramatic.
SIZE: XS/S (M, L/XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Recommended ease is -2 to +2”. Sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34” bust with no ease. It is highly recommended to size down instead of up if you are between sizes so that the yoke fits properly.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 30/34 (38, 42/46, 50, 54, 58)”
YARDAGE: 980-1099, 1278, 1418-1611, 1803, 2035, 2258) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate- Tubular Cast-On, Tubular Bind-Off, Raglan shaping, Buttonholes, Lace, Short Rows, Picking up stitches
NEEDLES: Size US 3 / 3.25mm 24"-40" circular needles depending on size, US 3 / 3.25mm Double Points, US 1.5 / 2.5mm 24"-40" circular needle and set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Row Counter (optional but recommended), Scissors, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, 16-20 buttons with .5" diameter & sewing thread, Sewing needle.
GAUGE: 28 sts x 40 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking, on larger needles
Images courtesy of Drea Renee Knits