FPF: Daedalus Wrap Cardigan and C3 Crochet Crop Cardigan

Now that the weather is cooling down it’s time to start thinking of making garments to keep us warm. I have to admit that, for me, the word ‘garment’ conjures up nightmares of multiple pieces and dreaded seaming. However I find myself recently dreaming of making cardigans, vests and jumpers. This week I have chosen to look at two cardigan patterns.

Daedalus Wrap Cardigan by Jodie Gordon Lucas

Originally designed as a Knitty knitting pattern for hand spun yarn, the Daedalus Wrap Cardigan works equally well using commerical 4ply yarn. This easy oversized cardigan/wrap is basically worked as a rectangle with sleeves; the corners of the rectangle create a feminine swing/drape at the hemline, or a double thickness front panel when pinned at the throat. A simple lace and eyelet pattern breaks the monotony of plain stocking stitch, making it ideal for lace beginners or a TV knit for more experienced knitters.

C3 Crochet Crop Cardigan by Monica Welle Brown

For crochet lovers, we have the C3 Crochet Crop Cardigan. Simple feminine lace makes this cardigan interesting, whilst easy construction and 10ply/worsted weight yarn make this a quick, easy project. US crochet terms are used; see here for conversion into UK/Australian crochet terms. This cardigan can be easily adjusted to change the length of the sleeves and body; just make sure to adjust your amounts of yarn accordingly!

All the best in you cardigan making persuits; we’d love to see what you make! <3

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