Because we live in altitude in the french Alps, warm woolens are a must in my wardrobe. Always looking for the perfect balance between warmth and style, I got tired of the traditional boxy sweaters and funnel necks.
Playing with this floral motif for various other designs, I had the basic idea for the “Floralie cardigan” ages ago: a taller and wider version of the same motif, but with incorporated increases that would replace the traditional way of increasing for the yoke.
But finding the proper bulky yarn took time… Until I stumbled upon those pretty cones of yarn, perfect color and content !
Made with bulky yarn, the delicate floral motif around the yoke keeps it light and stylish. A wide neckline and no waist shaping means clean and simple lines, making it a classic sweater you’ll love wearing every day. (at least I do !!)
Skip the sleeves and use a cotton blend yarn… and you’ll get a lighter version for the warmer months too !!
Because of the weight issues with bulky yarn, I highly recommend using acrylic blends for this sweater. (acrylic being much lighter than wool or cotton)
I used 2 strands of yarn for my winter version, making it a wool & acrylic blend.
I used the now discontinued “Goa” by GGH yarn for my summer version, which is a cotton & acrylic blend.
for Bust: 71/76 – 81/86 – 91/96 – 101/106 – 111/116 cm 28/30 – 32/34 – 36/38 – 40/42 – 44/46 inches
Finished bust dimensions of cardigan: 76-86-96-106-116 cm 30-33¾-37¾-41¾-45½ inches
– Approx 650-700-780-850-910 m of Bulky yarn for long sleeves version.
OR Approx 475-540-610-675-740 m of Bulky yarn for short sleeves version
– 6.5 mm (K) hook
– 8 large coconut shell buttons (enameled or natural), 3 cm (1¼ in) diameter.
– removable stitch-markers (optional)