I've got a new crocheted cardigan pattern that I can't wait to show you! It's called the Peguis Cardigan (pronounced peg-wiss). This cardigan uses single crochet and half-double crochet stitches and is so fun to make. Click here to go straight to the pattern!
First thing's first, it's made with my current favourite yarn: Lion Brand 24-7 cotton. Of course, you can use any yarn you like; however, this cotton gives this piece a really nice texture and drape. It's not too thick or bulky, but thin enough to give it a modern, store-bought look.
It's heavy enough to drape beautifully but is still nice and light so that it swings playfully as you move. It's mercerized, which means it's treated to give it sheen and durability.. so you can just throw it in the wash and not worry about it! This yarn has so many great qualities BUT my favourite part about this yarn compared to other cottons I've used is this: it's a chainette style yarn, which means that the way the yarn is wound is more like a chain opposed to a couple strands of yarn that are twisted into a spiral. It does not unwind! To read about it yourself, you can click here.
If you'd like to pick up the same yarn that I used for this project, you can purchase right here! You'll need 5 balls for the size XS and S, 6 balls for the M and L, 7 balls for the XL and 8 balls fo the 2XL.
Once you've chosen your yarn, all you'll need is a 5.5mm hook and a 4.0mm hook!
Okay enough about the yarn.. how about the pattern Already?!
To purchase the pattern on:
My website, click here.
Etsy, click here.
Ravelry, click here.
I can't wait to see your version of the Peguis Cardigan! I hope you have fun making it. Let me know if you have any questions :)
Happy crocheting ;)