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Darla Cardigan
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Slip on some retro style with a cozy cardigan inspired by vintage knits but using modern construction. The simple shape lets Bubbly Bouclé’s texture take center stage, and contrasting colors and sweet appliquéd motifs make the Darla Cardigan even more playful. Named after the talented acting dog whose credits include Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Silence of the Lambs, and The ‘Burbs, the Darla Cardigan features an iconic appliqued poodle on the sample, and the pattern includes three other vintage-inspired motifs that can be appliquéd onto the finished cardigan. In addition to the more challenging poodle motif, there are playing-cardinspired diamonds and hearts that are cute and simple to knit, and the adorable teddy bear head is as easy to make as a heart! Choose your favorite from the four options for your own Darla Cardigan.

The Darla Cardigan is knit seamlessly, starting with the upper back, which is put on hold once the underarms are reached. Stitches are picked up from the upper back’s cast on edge to knit the upper fronts. When both fronts reach their underarms, the fronts and back are joined when the underarm stitches are cast on, and the body is knit down in one piece with a straight fit. Stitches are picked up around each armhole to knit a seamless set-in sleeve cap that is shaped with short rows, and the ¾-length sleeves are completed with rib knit in a contrasting color. Stitches are picked up from the front opening to knit the button bands in the contrast color, and the neckband is picked up and knit at the end. Appliquéing on the motif of your choice is the final step.

Pattern Type: Knit
Sizes Included: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 68" finished circumference
Yarn Weight: Sport
Yarn Line: Bubbly Bouclé - Bare, Bubbly Bouclé
Yardage: 1312-1640
Needle Sizes: US 7 (4.5mm) 16" and 32" circular needles and DPNs,

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