Beachy Cardi Pattern
Meet the Beachy Cardi, an oversized, wear everywhere piece for all your summer adventures. The signature detail of this design is the beautiful mix between the reverse stockinette stripe along the bodice and the open lace stitch below the bust.
Transition it into fall by layering it over long sleeve tops too. This pattern combines our Spun Cloud yarn and Wildflower Mini Skein kits.
Skill Level: Intermediate Knitter
Sizes 17 (12.75mm) 40" long circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Available Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Fit note: This sweater is intended to have about 8” to 12” of positive ease at the bust. The model is wearing a size 1 and has a 36” bust.
Bust: 47 (64, 79)”/ 119.5(162, 200)cm
Length: 24 ¾ (26 ¾, 28 ¾)”/63 (73, 83)cm
Gauge: 1 3/4 sts and 1 3/4 rows = 1”/2.5cm in stockinette stitch in main color yarn after blocking
2 (2, 3) skeins Spun Cloud (100% Wool, approx. 100yds/200g): French Vanilla (MC) shown here
1 (1*, 2) Wildflower Mini Skein Sampler Kit (100% Cotton, 60yds/70g): 5 colors, 17 yds each per mini skein for contrast colors. Sweet Dreams color shown here.
* Please note that for size M/L, you may run out of CC2 as you knit with just a few stitches left to knit on (this happened in testing!). If you’re Ok with that from a design perspective, simply attach CC3 and keep knitting. If you want the CC2 rows to be completely knit in CC2, we suggest getting another mini skein kit or a single skein of Wildflower yarn in that color so that you have enough yarn.
Pattern Designer: Amy Small