Carpe Diem Cardi Kit
The Carpe Diem Cardi is a fun easy-to-wear cardigan that’s quick to knit. Knit from the bottom up, in pieces, and then seamed, it features a reverse stockinette stitch front showing off all the bits of hand spun magic and little trinkets that pop up as you knit along with our whimsical Dreamland yarn. The back carries on with the reverse stockinette and also incorporates colorwork and an optional embroidery overlay. The colors are all tied together in the sleeves which feature a fun chevron stripe pattern. You can style it with or without the buttons, anything goes. After all, carpe diem!
What comes in your kit:
* The yarn needed to complete this project, depending on the size you are knitting and color combo chosen. If you want to come up with your own color combo feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The pattern as a immediate PDF download.
Note: The Kit Combo shown on the model in the sample colorway is a Pre-Order. It will ship out in April - if you are interested in this one, drop us a line at email@example.com
In all photos the Main Color is shown on the left and the Contrast Color (for your yoke and sleeve detail) is shown on the Right and on the bottom row of the picture.
What's not included:
* Needles - if you'd like these added to your kit you can purchase them here.
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)[6, 7, 8, 9] 36 (40, 42, 46, 50)[54, 58, 62, 66]” / 91.5 (101.5, 106.5, 117, 127)[137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5] cm bust circumference.
Fit Note: Intended to be worn with approximately 5-7” / 12.5-18 cm of positive ease.
Skill Level: Intermediate Knitter
Size 17 (12mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needle
Size 19 (15 mm) 32” / 80 cm circular needle
Body of Sweater: 6 sts and 9 rows = 4” / 10 cm in reverse stockinette stitch worked flat on larger needles with both Spun Cloud and Dreamland, taken after blocking.
Sleeves: 10.75 sts and 8 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Zig-Zag pattern worked flat on larger needle with Spun Cloud, taken after blocking.
(MC): 2 (2, 2, 2, 2)[2, 2, 2, 2] skeins, Model shown in: Honeysuckle.
For all sizes: 1 skein each of Antique Mauve (Color A), Twig (Color B) and Love Cloud (Color C)
(Color D): 4 (4, 4, 4, 5)[5, 5, 5, 5] skeins. Model shown in Chelsea Morning
Optional 4, 1 ½ inch buttons (Buttons available here)
Pattern Designer: Cheryl Kubat
P.S. To see examples of this sweater knit on more people and body types, visit our Ravelry page here.