My launch party cardigan!

There were a few of you who were looking at the photos from my launch party in September and wondering what cardigan I was wearing…

At the time the pattern was not finished, I had made a mad dash to knit the cardigan up in time for the book launch!  It is a crazy fast cardigan to knit, I think it took 4 or 5 days in total.  It’s top down raglan with a cropped body style and 3/4 length sleeves so a perfect rush job to add that splash of colour to your wardrobe!  In the pattern I’ve added tons of options, different lengths and 3 different sleeve lengths.

I’ve finished writing the pattern up and it’s currently at the tech editor.  For anyone who’d like to knit a little number for your Christmas party I’m selling the pattern on pre-order at the reduced price of $5.00.

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When you buy now you’ll get a pdf to download with project details, then when the pattern is released in approx 2 weeks time you’ll get a link to download the complete pattern.  Once the pattern is released it’ll revert to full price.

Pattern Details:

Vivido Cardigan

Add a splash of color to your wardrobe with this cardigan that knits up in a flash.  Knit from the top down with raglan shoulder shaping, and a flattering a-line body, there are several different options given for modifying as you go.  The sample is shown in a cropped style with ¾ length sleeves but options are given to add length as well as giving 3 different sleeve lengths.


To fit bust up to size: 29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53)” / 73.5 (81.5, 89, 96.5, 104, 112, 119.5, 127, 134.5) cm

0-2”/0-5cm positive ease recommended.

Finished bust measurement: 28.25 (32, 35.25, 38.5, 40.5, 43.75, 47, 50.25, 53.25)”/ 72 (81.5, 89.5, 98, 103, 111, 119.5, 127.5, 135.5) cm.

Finished length: 21 (21.5, 22.25, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24.25, 24.5)”/ 53.5 (54.5, 55, 56.5, 57, 58.5, 59.5, 61.5, 62) cm.

Size 35.25”/ 89.5cm modeled with minimal ease.



Cascade ‘Eco+’ (100% Wool; 478yds/437m per 250g skein); Color: 8463; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins for ¾ sleeve cropped version, actual yardage: 600 (655, 700, 750, 795, 860, 925, 1010, 1080) yds/550 (600, 640, 725, 790, 850, 925, 985) m.

Note: Ensure you have extra yarn available if you are going to lengthen the sleeves or body.

Needles & Notions

Size 10 US/6mm circular needle, 32”/80cm length

(Size 10 US/6mm dpns if not using magic loop)

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 button approx 1”/25mm diam.


15 sts and 20 rows = 4″/10cm in St st.

17 sts and 24 rows = 4″/10cm in Sl Stitch pattern.

Techniques described:

I-Cord Bind Off, M!L, M1R, M1p.

Other Skills Needed:

Cable Cast On, Backwards Loop Cast On.

One thought on “My launch party cardigan!

  1. So pleased at this pattern release! I was at the yarn tasting after the launch, and was one of the people asking HOW we could get our hands on the cardigan pattern. (And admiring the match with your tights!)

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