Canarsie Top Down Knit Cardi [FREE Knitting Pattern]

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Look and feel good in this Canarsie Top Down Knit Cardi, a beautiful cardigan you’re sure to love. It’s thick and toasty, perfect for fall and winter.

As a matter of fact, this piece makes for a fantastic holiday gift idea for a loved one.

Canarsie Top Down Cardi – A Cozy Striped Cardi

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This free knitting pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Another gorgeous creation by Lion Brand Yarn designer Irina Poludnenko, the Canarsie Top Down Knit Cardi is a winter essential. It has a fabulous fit, too, so you can easily pair it with the rest of your ensemble.

In addition, this easy pattern is ideal for advancing beginners to tackle.

Moreover, its finished bust measures about 101.5, 113, 120.5, 132, and 143.5 inches. That’s 40, 44.5, 47.5, 52, and 56.5 cm if you prefer to use the metric system.

To make this cardi, you will need the Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn, a super bulky member of the Wool-Ease line. Spun from an excellent blend of acrylic and wool, it expertly combines warmth and easy care. Plus, it’s perfect for making super warm sweaters, jackets, and other accessories.

Furthermore, you will need a US size 11 circular knitting needles, 40 inches long. That’s 8 mm and 101.5 cm respectively if you prefer to use the metric system.

Finally, one of the techniques that this pattern requires is the SSK or the Basic Left-Slanting Decrease. It’s a simple decrease technique that slants to the left.

If you like to learn how to do this, you can check out our fully illustrated tutorial for this technique. You can find it here: Basic Left-Slanting Decrease (SSK).

Download Pattern

Download the FREE knitting pattern for this simple but classy cardigan here: Canarsie Top Down Cardi Pattern.

In addition, you can purchase the recommended yarn through this link here: Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn.

One Comment

  1. I was intrigued by the name of this sweater, Canarsie Top Down Cardigan. Canarsie is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York and it is where I grew up. How did you come up the name? Thank you.

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