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Modern Art Cardi Pattern

price: $10.00

Let your creativity run wild and have fun painting with yarn! Intended to be worn as a loose fitting cardi with tapered sleeves, the Modern Art Cardi is worked from the bottom up in pieces and uses intarsia along with different stitch patterns to create textured shapes throughout the entire piece. The shapes can be worked using the charts provided or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can create your own modern art!

Tap the link here to check out our Ravelry page for this style and see the Modern Art Cardi on a range of beautiful bodies!

* This pattern is a PDF download that you will receive once checkout is complete 

Pattern details:

Skill Level: Intermediate Knitter

Needle Size:

Size US 17 (12.75 mm) 40‚ÄĚ / 100 cm circular needles for magic loop (or additional needles of the same size for your preference of¬†small circumference knitting) for ribbing

Size US 19 (15 mm) 40‚ÄĚ / 100 cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge (or additional needles of the same size for your preference of¬†small circumference knitting)

Adjust needle sizes as necessary to match gauge. Note if you adjust your needle size, the smaller needle used for ribbing should be approx. 3 mm smaller than the needle used to achieve gauge.

Sizes:  1 (2, 3, 4)[5, 6, 7]

Finished Measurements:

40.25 (46, 51.75, 57.5)[63.5, 69.25, 75]‚ÄĚ /¬†100.5 (115, 129.5, 144)[158.5, 173, 187.5]‚ÄĚ / 100 (115, 130, 145)[160, 175, 190] cm finished chest circumference

Fit Note:

Recommended to be worn with 8-10‚ÄĚ / 20-25 cm of positive ease at the chest.


5.5 sts and 7.5 rows = 4‚ÄĚ / 10 cm on larger needles in stockinette stitch using MC, steam blocked


Main Color (MC):  2 (3, 3, 3)[4, 4, 4] skeins Spun Cloud (100% wool; approx. 100 yds (92 m) / 200 g) shown in High Vibes

Contrast Colors (CC):  

CC1:  1 (1, 1, 2)[2, 2, 3] skein(s) Dreamland (a mix of (mostly!) wool, a little mohair, and 1 % sparkling Angelina fibers-each colorway is slightly different; 35-40 yds (32-37 m) / 125g) shown in Circle Game

CC2: 1 skein Spun Cloud (100% wool; approx. 100 yds (92 m) / 200 g) shown in Frosty Green

CC3:  1 skein Cast Away (100 % wool; approx. 68 yds (63 m) / 100 g) shown in Nomad

CC4:  1 (1, 1, 1)[1, 2, 2] skein(s) Wildflower (100% cotton; approx. 60 yds (55 m) / 70g) shown in Midnight Amber

CC5:  1 skein Daisy Chain (95% wool / 4% silk / 1% polyester; approx. 60 yds (55m) / 100 g) shown in Dune Twist

Pattern Designer: Cheryl Kubat

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