CardiZen

CardiZen

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CardiZen is a simple and quick knit. Appropriate for beginners, this cardigan is a perfect first sweater project. Knit from side to side, it lays on the bias over your body. This construction creates a flattering fit on all body types and sizes.

Included in this pattern:

  • 3 Adult Sizes

  • 3 Child Sizes

  • Seven full video links to guide you step by step.

  • Illustrations and photos for additional guidance.

  • Tip Boxes to provide clarity.

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CardiZen is a simple and quick knit. Process knitters will enjoy the ease of knitting a seamless garment with minimal finishing, but appreciate the structure of an afterthought seam. Product knitters will get the squish of a blanket with the aesthetic of a modern wrap.

This garment is worked flat and from side to side. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves, which are worked in the round. If you are between sizes or have a loose gauge after swatching, knit one size down. Better to fit for size with blocking. You can also try on as you go.

Included in this pattern:

  • 3 Adult Sizes

  • 3 Child Sizes

  • Seven full video links to guide you step by step.

  • Illustrations and photos for additional guidance.

  • Tip Boxes to provide clarity.

The Adult CardiZen: 
Sizes: 
S/M (L/XL, 2XL)

Finished Bust Measurements: 
36” (44, 52)“ Garter stitch knit horizontally will stretch to fit a wide range of sizes. Select a size closest to your preferred garment ease. “Model” has a 36” bust and is pictured wearing size S/M.

Gauge: 
● 9.5 sts and 17.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st. 
● 9.25 sts and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st. 
The ROW gauge will determine the bust size of this garment. If your gauge is loose, choose one size down.

Needles: 
● US 15 (10 mm) 40” (101 cm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge. Though the body of the cardigan is knit flat, circular needles are recommended, so as to hold the weight and width of the stitches on a cable. 
● US 15 (10 mm) DPNs or the same 40” (101 cm) circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for Magic Loop to work the sleeves in the round. 
● US N (10 mm) crochet hook

Yarn: 
Rowan Big Wool (100% merino wool ; 87 yards (79.5 m) / 100 g): 
Colorway: Biscotti 7.5 (9, 10.5) balls or approximately 653 (783, 914) yards. 
Alternatively, Cascade Lana Grande or any super bulky yarn that meets gauge.

Notions: 
Removable stitch markers, 1 large stitch marker, snips, optional row counter, highlighter. The closure pictured is by @jul_designs and is linked in pattern. Alternative closures: use a shawl pin OR a wooden toggle button.

The MiniCardiZen: 
Sizes: 
2T-3T (4-6 years, 7-8 years)

Finished Bust Measurements: 
22.5” (27.5, 31.5)” Child model is wearing size 2-3T.

Gauge: 
● 15 sts and 28 rows (14 garter ridges) = 4” (10 cm) 
in garter st. 
● 16 sts and 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st. 
The ROW gauge will determine the bust size of this garment. If your gauge is loose, choose one size down.

Needles: 
● US 10 (6mm) 40” (101 cm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge. Though the body of the cardigan is knit flat, circular needles are recommended, so as to hold the width of the stitches on a cable. 
● US 10 (6mm) DPNs or the same 40” (101cm) circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for Magic Loop to work the sleeves in the round. 
● US J (6mm) crochet hook

Yarn
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky 100% Peruvian Highland Wool (137 yards (125 m) / 100 g) 
Colorway: Porcini. 3.25 (4, 5) skeins or approximately 445 (548, 685) yards. 
Alternatively, Cascade Ecological Wool or any bulky yarn thatmeets gauge.

Notions: 
Removable stitch markers, 1 large stitch marker, snips, optional row counter, highlighter. The closure pictured is by @jul_designs and is linked in pattern. Alternative closures: use a shawl pin OR a wooden toggle button.