Long Summer Cardigan

Happy Friday, friends! 
I love this new pattern so much that I’ve decided to write a blog post about it, in case you want to read it. 
I started working on it last year while working through some big changes at work . It was just perfect for that!

Our summers are hot and not very breezy, but I just love wearing very loose fitting garments during this time. Open front sweaters are the most practical during the warm months since I can put them on and off easily when the night comes and we get (a little) chilly. This one is the perfect weight: not too heavy, not too light! 
I admit a love for tight fitting jeans and leggings, but I often get a little self-conscious . Long cardigans give me enough confidence when I want a bit of both. Does this happen to you too?

I called it Long Summer for the length of the garment, but also because this project was knitted during a very enjoyable time. Last summer was very relaxing for us after a stressful year with all the COVID-19 restrictions in our country. We soaked up all the sun, enjoyed every single day of it, and during all of those days I knitted this cardigan. It was a long summer, knitting a Long Summer Cardigan.

This sweater iss knitted seamlessly from the top down. The body is worked flat and the sleeves in the round. 
I would say the skill level required is an adventurous beginner, but remember we’re always happy to help you if you have any questions, just send us an email!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to knit yourself a long summer cardigan, and I hope your summer, fall, winter or spring are as peaceful as my summer was.

Wishing you joy and happy knitting, 
Joji

SIZES 
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size M on a 34½” bust. 
Recommended ease: 6-10” (15-25 cm) of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
See Schematic on page 8. 
Bust circumference (when worn closed): 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70)“ 95 (105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175) cm. 
Armhole depth: 6½ (6¾, 7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10¾)” 16 (17, 19, 20, 21, 22.5, 23.5, 25, 27) cm. 
Upper sleeve circumference: 11½ (12¼, 13½, 14¾, 15½, 17¼, 18½, 19¼, 20½)“ 28.5, 30.5, 33.5, 37, 39, 43, 46.5, 48, 51) cm 
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 15¼” 38 cm. 
Length from underarm to hem: 28” 70cm.

MATERIALS 
Yarn: 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) balls of Wax Bean by LolaBean Yarn Co (80% Merino / 20% Silk; 400 yards 366m / 100g). You will need 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins or 1400 (1480, 1600, 1720, 1840, 2000, 2120, 2240, 2400) yards 1281 (1354, 1464, 1573, 1683, 1830, 1940, 2050, 2196) m of fingering weight yarn in color A and 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins or 320 (360, 400, 460, 520, 580, 640, 740, 800) yards 292 (330, 366, 420, 475, 530, 585, 677, 732) m of fingering weight yarn in color B. 
Needles: US 3 3.25 mm and US 2 2.75 mm circular needles, about 32” long. 
Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

GAUGE 
25 sts and 34 rows = 4” 10 cm on US 3 3.25 mm needles in Stockinette stitch. 
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater. 
Please take into consideration that the yarn I used for my sample grows 20% lengthwise due to the fiber content. When directions are given for LENGTH, this growth is accounted for. 
For example, when I give instructions to start armhole shaping 5” (12.5 cm) past the shoulder cast on, I am expecting this section to grow to 6” (15 cm) after blocking.

Long Summer Cardigan

$6.50Price
  • Prices are in US Dollars. This pattern is available only in English as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.

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    I apologize for this. Warmly, Joji