Raindrop is the second sweater included in the Mystery Sweater Club 2017 and is designed to be an enjoyable spring jacket/cardigan with personality.
This is a one-button cardigan mostly worked flat from the top down, with no charts included. The pattern features lots of optional details such as different sleeve lengths, short-row shaping and set-in pockets.
Knit it in a rich colour for an eye-catching garment or in a neutral colour for a casual look! .
All the sweaters in the Club are quite simple to do, highly customizable and easy to wear.
Sizes XS [S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL]
Finished chest circumference 31 [35, 39, 43, 46 ¾, 50½, 54½] inches/79 [89, 99 109, 119, 129, 139] cm. Measurements based on back measurement doubled at the underarm.The sweater is intended to be worn with a little bit of positive ease at the chest. Please choose a size with 0-3 inches/0-7.5 cm of positive ease compared to your actual measurements.
♡ Approx. 820 [940, 1050, 1170, 1300, 1440, 1560] yards/750 [860, 960, 1070, 1190, 1320, 1430] meters of aran weight yarn.
Yardage is an estimate for ¾ sleeve length, for long sleeve version please add approx. 100-150 yards/90-140 meters.
About choosing yarn: the cardigan is designed with summer yarns in mind. You will have a great result in both inelastic blends as linen, cotton or bamboo and bouncy wool or wool blends (including superwash). For my sample I used a cotton/linen blend [93 yards/85 meters per 50 gr] in a shiny silver grey.
♡ 36”/90cm or longer US8/5mm circular needle or different size to obtain gauge.
♡ US8/5mm DPNs (optional, for collar and sleeves).
♡ crochet hook (for provisional CO).
♡ waste yarn (for provisional CO).
♡ 6 stitch markers.
♡ waste yarn or stitch holders (for holding sts).
♡ one button, approx.1 inch/2.5 cm in diameter.
♡ darning needle.
Gauge after blocking 16 sts & 23 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stst.
Skill Level: Intermediate