Slipping this cardigan over a T-shirt gives you a polished look even in the warmest weather. It is knit using Universal Yarns' Bamboo Pop, a blend of viscose bamboo and cotton that keeps you cool in the heat. The cardigan is knit in pieces, each from the top down, in linen stitch. Once the pieces are joined, stitches are picked up and worked in linen stitch for the neck and front bands. The contrast edgings are worked in stockinette for a curled edge. The cardi is designed to be worn with approximately 2" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 34.5 (38, 42, 46.5, 50)". It can be machine washed and dried flat. Designed by Amy Gunderson.
Bamboo Pop is a cotton/viscose bamboo yarn in a DK to light worsted weight. Here, it is knit at 6 stitches per inch. The yarn is light and breathable and the bamboo fiber gives it a nice sheen. The large color line gives you lots of options, from the fairly sedate combination shown to wildly bright pairings.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle in US size 5 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- 32" circular needle in US size 3
- tapestry needle
The model is shown using Bamboo Pop main color 205 Brilliant Blues and 110 Sand. If you would like your sweater to be in these colors, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own colors, see our Bamboo Pop page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your two color choices in the box above. Be sure to specify which is the main color.