Mosaic Cardi

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The Mosaic Cardigan is a celebration of nature at its best – inspired by flower meadows that lie dormant in winter only to burst out in color with the arrival of Spring. With ALL of the colors and fun mosaic graphics, it’s the perfect garment to use up yarn in your stash, to experiment and have lots of fun with color. It is worked top-down completely seamlessly with a slight drop-shoulder and tapered sleeves. The body follows Standard Mosaic Crochet charts, and the pattern comes with complete video tutorials for learning all of the necessary techniques. The Mosaic Cardi is the sister pattern to the Mosaic Jumper with a few differences; the Cardigan calls for Fingering weight yarn and it uses Standard Mosaic Crochet worked flat, while the pullover calls for Sport weight yarn and is made using Single-Row Mosaic Crochet in the round. Use the coloring page at the end to plan your color scheme!
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The Mosaic Cardigan is a celebration of nature at its best – inspired by flower meadows that lie dormant in winter only to burst out in color with the arrival of Spring. With ALL of the colors and fun mosaic graphics, it’s the perfect garment to use up yarn in your stash, to experiment and have lots of fun with color. It is worked top-down completely seamlessly with a slight drop-shoulder and tapered sleeves. The body follows Standard Mosaic Crochet charts, and the pattern comes with complete video tutorials for learning all of the necessary techniques. The Mosaic Cardi is the sister pattern to the Mosaic Jumper with a few differences; the Cardigan calls for Fingering weight yarn and it uses Standard Mosaic Crochet worked flat, while the pullover calls for Sport weight yarn and is made using Single-Row Mosaic Crochet in the round. Use the coloring page at the end to plan your color scheme!
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Pattern Information

Sizes + Measurements

This pattern comes in 9 different sizes. The instructions for each size are color-coded and in the order shown here: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9).
These are the approximate measurements of the finished garment:
Bust1: 79 (87, 97, 105, 113) (123, 131, 139, 149) cm / 31 (34¼, 38¼, 41¼, 44½) (48½, 51½, 54¾, 58¾) in.

To be worn with 0 cm / 0 in of positive ease
Sleeve and body length adjustable to taste.
Short sleeve sample is size 4, long sleeve sample is size 5; model measures approx 100 cm / 39¼ in around bust.

MATERIALS

YARN: Fingering weight yarn (size 1, 4 ply, sock yarn).
Divide total yardage provided into as many colors as desired (min 2):

Approx 865 (945, 1165, 1445, 1200) (1320, 1400, 1475, 1555) m / 945 (1065, 1165, 1250, 1310) (1445, 1535, 1640, 1700) yds in total for a cropped cardigan with short sleeves.

Approx 2085 (2335, 2535, 2755, 2885) (3165, 3355, 3545, 3730) m / 2280 (2555, 2775, 3010, 3155) (3460, 3350, 3545, 4075) yds in total for a full length cardigan with short sleeves.

For long sleeves add approx 550 (590, 625, 695, 745) (795, 855, 910, 945) m / 590 (645, 685, 765, 815) (870, 935, 995, 1030) yds

Short Sleeve sample used Brooklyn Tweed, Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 50g; 210 yds / 192 m) in colorways A: Klimt (yellow), B: Treehouse (dark green), C: Nocturne (grey), D: Mesa (pink), E: Burnished (brown), F: Aurora (green), G: Cassis (burgundy).

Peerie has now been discontinued, but a great substitute is Brooklyn Tweed, Tones Light (100% Columbia wool from Wyoming, 50g; 225 yds / 206 m).

To match cropped sample with short sleeves, here are the approximate amounts for each color:
A: 85 (95, 110, 115, 120) (135, 140, 145, 155) m / 95 (105, 115, 125, 130) (145, 155, 160, 170) yds.
B: 175 (195, 215, 230, 240) (265, 281, 295, 310) m / 190 (215, 235, 250, 260) (290, 300, 320, 340) yds.
C: 115(130, 140, 150, 160) (175, 185, 195, 205) m / 125 (140, 155, 165, 173) (190, 205, 215, 225) yds.
D: 85 (95, 105, 110, 115) (125, 135, 145, 150) m / 90 (105, 115, 120, 125) (140, 150, 155, 165) yds.
E: 235 (265, 290, 310, 325) (360, 380, 400, 420) m / 260 (290, 320, 340, 355) (395, 415, 440, 465) yds.
F: 55 (65, 70, 75, 80) (85, 90, 95, 100) m / 60 (70, 75, 80, 85) (95, 100, 105, 110) yds.
G: 115 (130, 140, 150, 160) (175, 185, 195, 205) m / 125 (141, 155, 165, 175) (190, 205, 215, 225) yds.

Long Sleeve sample used many different scraps of fingering weight yarn from stash.

HOOKS: 5 mm or size needed to meet gauge for body, 4.5 mm for edgings, 4 mm for short sleeves, and 3.5 mm for long sleeves.

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors and 5 – 10 buttons of 1cm in diameter.

Alternative yarns

Any fingering weight yarn will work, but here are some I love and recommend:

Gauge

Body Gauge: 20 sts x 22 rows of chart (Standard Mosaic Crochet) = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in worked with 5 mm hook.*

Short Sleeve Gauge: 21 sts x 25 rows of sc worked flat = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in worked with 4 mm hook.

Long Sleeve Gauge: 21 sts x 13 rows of dc worked flat = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in worked with 3.5 mm hook.

*Use your gauge swatch to familiarise yourself with the technique for following these kinds of charts. You can use any of the charts included in the pattern to obtain your gauge or work the Brickroad Table Set tutorial that I have included in my blog. 

**Gauge swatches should be blocked and at least 15×15 cm / 6 x 6 in for better results.

Lookbook

Download the Mosaic Cardi Lookbook to see all of the pattern details and testers photos in different sizes!

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