PARTY CARDY

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The second 2021 Festive KAL pattern reveal…

Find all the KAL details & pre KAL chat on Ravelry here and a Blog post is coming in the next few days. Note: all new 2021 Festive KAL patterns will be available ahead of the KAL in late November.

A colourful addition to any wardrobe, the Party Cardy is relaxed and polished, dressy and comfortable to wear. Designed to make the most of a beautiful mini-skein set or use up leftovers from your stash. The drop shoulder construction makes it the perfect layer over a dress or on its own. It features dramatic, wide sleeves finished with a beautiful lace cuff. Wear it open or buttoned for a polished look. The cropped body is finished with a lace hem for even more elegance.

Colours are worked in even stripes, work these in a random colour order or choose a fade or a rainbow of colours to dress up any outfit or keep it simple with two colours or try a textural version alternating wool with kidsilk or Suri silk in the same colours.

SIZES
To fit bust 30 (34, 38, 40, 42) [46, 48, 50] {54, 56, 58, 62}”/75 (85, 95, 100, 105) [115, 120, 125] {135, 140, 145, 155} cm
See pattern for full list of measurements. Designed to be worn with 2-6”/5-15 cm positive ease at the bust. If you are between sizes, size up for a relaxed fit or size down for a more fitted look.

YARN
Fingering weight yarn
Contrast Colour (both versions): 154 (160, 166, 183, 188) [193, 200, 206] {211, 228, 233, 240} yds/141 (146, 152, 167, 172) [176, 183, 188] {193, 208, 213, 219} m

3 Colour Version
Colour A: 392 (420, 437, 549, 570) [581, 616, 637] {669, 772, 796, 837} yds/358 (384, 399, 502, 521) [531, 563, 582] {611, 706, 728, 765} m
Colour B: 422 (452, 472, 585, 608) [621, 658, 679] {714, 728, 751, 881} yds/386 (413, 431, 535, 556) [568, 601, 621] {653, 665, 686, 805}m

Multi Colour Version
C1 – 22 (22, 22, 24, 24) [24, 24, 24] {24, 25, 25, 26}: mini skein set, each skein consisting of 80 yd/74 m. Colours in gradient sets will be referred to as C1 through C26. Size 62″/155 cm only will require a 26th mini.

Sample shown in:
Multi colour: Miami Fiber Co, South Beach Singles (fingering weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 100g), C1-25: Ill Fated Advent, CC: Shadowsinger
3 Colour: Love and Speckles, Singles, (fingering weight, 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yd/365 m per 100 g), CC: Ruby, CA: Rosa
Love and Speckles, Kidsilk Fluff, (lace weight, 72% Mohair, 28% Silk, 459 yd/420 m per 50 g), CB: Rosa

NEEDLES
Two US 5/3.75 mm long circular needles or size required to obtain stockinette gauge
One US4/3.5mm long circular needle and DPNs, or circular needles for small circumference knitting, or size required to obtain lace gauge

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, spare needle for 3 needle bind off, waste yarn or stitch holders (optional), needle stoppers (optional), 6 to 7 x 3/4”/19mm buttons to suit completed project.

GAUGE
24 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette st on larger needles, blocked
28 sts and 32 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm in PARTY LACE on smaller needles, blocked