Thursday, April 8, 2021

2021 Spring CAL Week 2: Spun Sugar Cardigan


Welcome to the 2021 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along...hooray! Today is week 2 of the CAL and we're working on the Spun Sugar Cardigan, a gorgeous light weight sweater perfect for warmer days ahead!  The cardigan is light, lacy, and airy...and so super easy to stitch up!  We will make two lacy "panels" and cleverly seam them together to make a flowing open front wearable...so much fun!



Here's what we'll be doing today:
  • How to crochet the v-stitch panels for the cardigan
  • Sizing info and tips
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, so we'll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

Check out this week's video here:


*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Missed week 1?  Learn all about the project and supplies here:


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Let's talk about sizing a bit...the cardigan is made by crocheting two long panels, kind of like two shawls.  You can make the panels/finished sweater any length you like, simply by working more rows of the pattern!  Crop, waist, hip, knee, or even down to the floor if you wish!  The one shown is knee length.  Circumference of the sweater is determined by the width of the panels-we can adjust this by adjusting the multiples of the stitch pattern (see below for multiples).  The cardigan is meant to be worn loose and flowy, so when you measure, add a little extra to get that lovely airy feel.

The cardigan as shown in the photos measures (again, you can tweak this to make it any size you need):
  • 22 inches across (I measured from arm opening to arm hole, straight across)
  • 32 tall (I measured from top of shoulder to bottom edge, straight down)
  • V-stitch panels are roughly 12 inches across and 70 inches long.

As you choose the multiples that work best for you, here's how one of the panels will sit on the shoulder before seaming to give you an idea of how it will need to be positioned...


V-stitch panel instructions: (Make 2 of the same length and number of rows):

Instructions:

Multiple of 3+1

Chain 52 (to get dimensions above, you can also change the multiples to get your own custom size)

Row 1: Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in the 4th ch from the hook. *Skip 2 chains, then work (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch.  Repeat from * to last ch, then work a dc into the last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 space from the previous row.  Work a dc into the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until 70 inches long or desired length.


Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

Thursday April 8, V Stitch Panels
Thursday April 15, Assembly, Seaming, Finishing
Thursday April 22, Reveal and Recap

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below, and don't forget to use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal


Also we have two special communities for our CAL makers! Each has a welcome area/thread, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!




Also, don't forget to use the hashtag, #fiberfluxcal to share your work on social media!

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous projects...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next week for part three!!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2021

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