Sally Cardigan (Free)
Are you a fan of Mad Men? This cardigan is named after the Sally Draper character and is just as playfully cute as the actress that plays her. The retro styling gives it a vintage edge while keeping it fresh and current. The angora blend yarn gives the sweater a beautiful halo and an unbelievably cozy feel. This sweater will be a wardrobe mainstay during the cool fall and spring days. Don't let the honeycomb pattern intimidate you. Its much easier than you think.
Women's XS (S, M, L, XL)
Note: This is a fitted sweater, so if you're between sizes, go up.
Fitted sweater with 3/4 sleeves and a hem that falls slightly below the waist.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Sheffield (70% Merino/15% Silk/15% Angora, 50g/120yds)
MC: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) balls color #14 Brick Red
CC: 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) balls color #02 Light Blue
Please note that color #14 Brick Red is no longer available.
US size 6 (4mm) 24" circular needles and DPNs (or one long circular for magic loop, or size to achieve gauge)
US size 5 (3.75mm) 24" circulars and DPNs, or one long circular for magic loop (or one size down from above)
US size 4 (3.5mm) 24" circulars, or two sizes down from largest needles (above)
US E-4 (3.5mm) crochet hook
A few yards of contrasting waste yarn of the same weight to hold sleeve stitches, mark steek, and baste
Approx. 6 (7, 8, 9, 11) 1/2" buttons (exact number will depend on final length)
Note: crocheted buttonholes are easily adapted to any button size, so feel free to adjust for your button preference!
4 inches = 22 sts and 28 rows in stockinette, on largest needles