BLUESTONE CARDI


Designer: Kelsey Stephens (Primrose Yarn Co.)

The official Primrose 2022 Rhinebeck Sweater! Every year, I look forward to casting on that one sweater that I get to wear at New York Sheep and Wool! It has become a highly anticipated, yearly tradition. For this year’s festival, I decided to design one! I knew when I designed the "Bluestone Pullover", that I wanted to do a cardigan version, and bring the beautiful colorwork motif on the bottom, up to the yoke, creating an all over, show stopping colorwork sweater. Thus, the Bluestone Cardi was born!

YARN:

MC: ROAN Sport (100g | 325 yards / 297 m | 60% American Superwash Merino / 40% Domestic Non Superwash Merino; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins
CC: Homestead Sport (~72g | 250 yards / 228 m | 100% American Superwash Merino); 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
Sample Shown in: (MC)- Bone & (CC) Mismash: Everything Zen + Bad Karma

SIZES:

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Bust Measurement blocked 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64)” // 81 (91, 102, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152, 163) cm 4” / 10 cm pos ease
Recommended ease is +2“ (closed) & +4” (open); however, this is a form fitted cardi. If you like a little extra room for your sweaters, it is highly recommended to go up, one full size then what you would typically choose.Sample is shown on 39” bust in size 4

NEEDLES:
(ribbing) US 2 / 2.75 mm, 32” circ. needles
(main fabric) US 4 / 3.5 mm, 16”- 40” circ needles variety of cord lengths used for yoke increase sections, as sections get larger. Use size needed to achieve gauge.
(main fabric: sleeves) US 5 / 3.75 mm, 9” circ needles it is highly recommended to go up a needle size when knitting the sleeves due to the change in gauge knitting in a smaller circumference for the sleeves.

GUAGE:
24 sts & 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm measured from swatch knit in the round and in colorwork &
after blocking using main fabric needles

NOTIONS:
stitch markers, scrap yarn OR “The Knitting Barber” Stitch holder cords, scissors, tapestry needle, needle and sewing thread for steek preparation, .75” buttons

TECHNIQUES:

Tubular CO & BO

Steeking

Botton Holes

Stranded Colorwork

German Short Row Shaping

Long Tail CO