Wood Blocks Cardigan PDF
Now back to the beautiful crochet. Thanks everyone for your comments and e-mails. It’s nice to know that there are a lot of crochet-friendly shops out there counteracting the rest–and shocking to hear some of the things said to crocheters, read through the comments for a laugh.
I spent last week editing and tweaking my Wood Blocks Cardigan pattern, named because I thought the silhouetted design looked a bit like a block carving. This was originally published in Inside Crochet last may and has been rewritten in US Terms. I’ve touched up the pattern in a few ways. I changed the sleeves so that they won’t be quite as loose as shown on the model, and added a new construction diagram. Since the Wood Blocks Cardigan is a motif-based pattern, there are only certain sizes where it works well, but you can tweak it by experimenting with your gauge (gauge changes slightly for each size). As is, it’s sized to fit Chest size: 34, 38, 42, 47 and 52 but I give information on what gauge you’ll need to get a 36″, 40″ and so on fit. This is worked in super lovely Lousia Harding Mulberry (silk) but any sport/dk weight yarn will do, even thicker if you make a larger size.
I wanted to design a motif that was pretty alone but came together to form a bigger flower, and I just love the way it turned out–you can hardly tell that each of the big flowers is actually 4 motifs placed together. And lucky you, they are joined “as-you-go” so that you don’t need to sew them all up at the end. Detailed instructions are given for 1-sided, 2-sided, 2 (opposite) sided, and 3-sided joins, so nothing is left to the imagination–although if you are an experienced crocheter, the joining is pretty straightforward once you make a few. The construction diagram even tells you the best order in which to work and join the motifs so you don’t have to wait till the end to construct it (which would require quite a bit of unravelling).
This one has been calling to me ever since I finished it, because I want to make it in my size, but I simply haven’t had the chance yet. If you make it, I’d love to see a picture! The pattern is available on Ravelry or Craftsy for $6.50.