This wonderfully marled crochet cardigan is the perfect transition piece in between seasons!
This pattern is accompanied by a YouTube video tutorial and you can get the Valerie Cardigan pdf printable pattern on ETSY.
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Here in Auckland, we’ve had our first rainy week after months of sun! I love summer but my favourite part of living in Auckland is the changing of the seasons. We are really lucky to have 4 defined seasons (although you can get all 4 seasons within a week at any time of the year!) and I love bundling up and wearing more layers. This also means we’re approaching wool season so its time to add more yarn to my stash!
The Valerie cardigan is made with 2 strands of aran (worsted) merino wool. The double stranded technique creates a wonderfully chunky, squishy cardigan while being lighter and airier. It makes this crochet cardigan perfect for the transition from winter to spring or summer to fall.
The Valerie Cardigan is easy level crochet project and works up very quickly! This cropped cardigan pattern available in sizes XS to size 3XL.
I used MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran and my gosh is it true to its name! The quality of this yarn is incredible – it’s so soft, smooth and never splits! It comes in a wide variety of neutrals with a few pops of colour. I found mine at LoveCrochet.com.
Using 2 strands will give you a marled effect, a bit like a tweed jacket, or you can use 2 strands of the same colour for a monochromatic piece.
One thing to note is that this yarn is on thinner side for an aran/worsted weight yarn (in my opinion). So, you could probably use 2 strands of DK weight yarn and as long as you meet the gauge it should be fine. Using DK weight yarn will also give the cardigan more drape and makes it airier – perfect if you’re moving into warmer weather
Crochet Skill Level: Easy
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
This pattern is written in English and uses US crochet terms.
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