Coolbreeze Cardigan

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Coolbreeze Cardigan

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The pattern includes instructions for both the adult cardigan and hat. It is also available as part of the Coolbreeze Collection, which includes baby sized versions of both the cardigan and hat. 

Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust Sample shown is size 34 worn with zero ease.

Yarn: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins TFA Yellow Label DK Weight yarn in main colour.
1 TFA Palette (featuring Yellow Label DK weight yarn) or approx. 65 yds of 8 different complementary colourways (CC) labeled A-H in the order you deem most pleasing.

Sample shown features the Sky Palette with Midnight as the main colour.

Needles: 4mm (US 6) 24” (or longer) circular 
set of 4, 4mm (US 6) dpns 
or size needed to obtain gauge.

for hat you will need size 3.75mm (US 5) and 4mm (US 6) 16" circular needles.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on 4mm (US 6) needles.

Additional Tools and Materials: tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders, 8 - 1" buttons.

Pattern also available on Ravelry.

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The Coolbreeze Cardigan was born out of a desire to use one of my DK weight Palettes in the yoke of a sweater – a simple idea, with high impact results! I love traditional fair isle colourwork, but really wanted to explore something a little different with this design. The colourful chevron rainbow pattern on the yoke and cuffs of this sweater is worked using slipped stitches, so though the result is a rich and complicated look, the execution couldn’t be simpler, you’re never working with more than one colour at a time. All the colour without the fuss, that’s my kinda knitting! This cardigan includes a coordinating slouchy hat pattern. I recommend knitting the hat first to get comfortable with the stitch pattern and to measure your gauge. A hat and a swatch all in one!