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Stripe Hype Cardigan

This cardigan will get you hyped for colorful spring hues! Soft sections of stripes are blocked up by a light cream while mohair is held throughout to make a fluffy and oh-so-cozy comfort cardi. Simple drop shoulder construction and minimal shaping make this project perfect for mindless making in front of the tv or listening to your favorite podcast!

Time: 1 Week Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”

4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 12 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in hdc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Berroco Ultra Wool (100% superwash wool; 219 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 3401 Ivory (MC, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) balls), 2212 Butter (CC1, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls), 3331 Hibiscus (CC2, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls), 3326 River (CC3, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls)

Lace weight yarn

Berroco Aerial (65% kid mohair, 35% silk; 284 yards [260 meters]/25 grams) 3401 Ivory (6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls)

Hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, five 1” buttons

Special Stitches

hdc blo – half double crochet in back loop only

hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in sections then seamed together in a drop shoulder construction.

Body panels are worked bottom-up, whereas sleeves are worked top-down.

The pattern is worked with worsted weight yarn held together with mohair yarn throughout, no matter the worsted weight yarn color.

Stripe Color Pattern for Front and Back: 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10) rows MC, [2 rows CC1, 2 rows MC] 4 times, 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4) additional rows MC, [2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC] 4 times, 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4) additional rows MC, [2 rows CC3, 2 rows MC] 4 times, 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8) additional rows MC.

Stripe Color Pattern for Sleeves: 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows MC, [2 rows CC3, 2 rows MC] 3 times, 2 additional rows MC, [2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC] 3 times, 2 additional rows MC, [2 rows CC1, 2 rows MC] 3 times, 3 (3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) additional rows MC.

Pattern

Back

With MC, ch 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97).

Change colors according to stripe color pattern in Pattern Notes.
Row 1 (WS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96) sts)

Rows 2-62 (62, 66, 66, 70, 70, 74, 74): Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Right Front

With MC, ch 27 (29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47).

Change colors according to stripe color pattern in Pattern Notes.
Row 1 (WS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (26 (28, 32, 34, 38, 40, 44, 46) sts)

Rows 2-42: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Row 43 (dec): Ch 1, hdc across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn. (1 st decreased)

Row 44: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Rows 45-62 (62, 66, 66, 70, 70, 74, 74): Rep last 2 rows 9 (9, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15) times. (16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts remain)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Left Front

With MC, ch 27 (29, 33, 35, 39, 41, 45, 47).

Change colors according to stripe color pattern in Pattern Notes.
Row 1 (WS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (26 (28, 32, 34, 38, 40, 44, 46) sts)

Rows 2-42: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Row 43 (dec): Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc across, turn. (1 st decreased)

Row 44: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Rows 45-62 (62, 66, 66, 70, 70, 74, 74): Rep last 2 rows 9 (9, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15) times. (16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts remain)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sleeve (make 2)

Change colors according to stripe color pattern in Pattern Notes.

With MC, ch 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97).
Row 1 (WS): Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96) sts)

Rows 2-6 (4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2): Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Row 7 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) (dec): Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn. (2 sts decreased)

Rows 8 (6, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4)-46 (46, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50): Rep Dec row every 7th (5th, 4th, 4th, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd) row 3 (5, 10, 7, 15, 9, 7, 1) more time(s), then every 6th (4th, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd) row 3 (4, 2, 6, 1, 10, 13, 22) time (s). (40 (40, 40, 44, 44, 44, 48, 48) sts remain)

Row 47 (47, 51, 51, 51, 51, 51, 51): Ch 1, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog] across. (30 (30, 30, 33, 33, 33, 36, 36) sts remain)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing

Cuff Band (make 2)

With CC1, ch 6.
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (5 sts)

Rows 2-30 (30, 30, 33, 33, 33, 36, 36): Ch 1, hdc blo in next 4 sts, hdc in last st, turn.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Button Band

With CC1, ch 6.
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (5 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, hdc blo in next 4 sts, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 4 (buttonhole): Ch 1, hdc blo in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk next st, hdc blo in next st, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc blo in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-2 sp, hdc blo in next st, hdc in last st, turn.

Rows 6-10: Ch 1, hdc blo in next 4 sts, hdc in last st, turn.

Rows 11-38: Rep Rows 4-10 four more times. (5 buttonholes total)

Rows 39-146 (148, 158, 160, 170, 172, 182, 184): Ch 1, hdc blo in next 4 sts, hdc in last st, turn.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Seam shoulders using locking mattress stitch. Seam cuff bands to sleeves. Fold sleeves in half lengthwise. Matching folds to shoulder seams, sew sleeves to body using locking mattress stitch, then sew sleeve and side body seams. Seam button band to cardigan, then sew buttons onto button band opposite button holes. Weave in all ends, block to finished measurements.

Schematic Measurements

A: 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)’’

B: 25 (25, 26½, 26½, 28, 28, 29½, 29½)’’

C: 7½ (8, 8½, 9½, 10, 10½, 11½, 12)’’

D: 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)’’

E: 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12)’’

F: 20½ (20½, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22)’’

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