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I fell in love with the #218 Pendants Blanket, but alas, I'm no baby! But maybe I could convert it into an open cardigan . . . ?
So, I added a wide Garter stitch border with some extra shaping to get a nice shawl collar and ta-da! My beautiful baby blanket is saved from being stored away or lying dormant on a couch and is now a most-wearable and very stylin' knit cardigan.
The finished cardigan has a Japanese flair to it with architectural lines. Let's just pretend this end result was on purpose when I designed the baby blanket ;-)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PDF BUNDLE (2 pdfs) that includes the instructions for the #218 Pendants Blanket AND the #218H Hamachi Cardigan Addendum, which are the instructions on how to convert the baby blanket into a cardigan. IF you don't need the Cardigan instructions, then click here to purchase the BLANKET PATTERN ONLY.
On Ravelry, the #218H Hamachi Cardigan Addendum is sold as a separate pdf from the Blanket: Fave/Queue the Cardigan pattern on Ravelry.
Finished Blocked, Flat Measurements for Cardigan: ONE SIZE fits S to L or Bust Sizes 34 to 40" [91.5 to 101.5 cm]. Approx 32" [81.5 cm] long down center back and 36 ½ (92.5 cm) wide measured from end to end at middle of armholes. FINISHED BLOCKED MEASUREMENTS FOR Baby (Lap, Throw) sizes of Blanket: 31 ½ (37 ¾, 49 ½)" [80 (96, 125.5) cm] wide x 36 ½ (49 ½, 58 ¼)" [92.5 (125.5, 148) cm] long.
Yarn Used for Cardigan: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 1.75 oz/50g [110 yds/100.5 m] per ball): 3 addiitonal balls in Lake Ice Heather #23898 to convert the baby blanket into this Cardigan. YARN USED FOR 3 sizes of Blanket, Baby (Lap, Throw): 9 (15, 24) balls in Lake Ice Heather #23898.
Pattern Gauge: 22 sts = 5" [12.5 cm] and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter st (when entire row is Garter st), blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight yarn (yarn label says 4.5-5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 6-9 [4 - 5.5 mm] needles).
Approximate Yardage Required: 224 yds [221 m] (in addition to the yarn needed for BABY blanket) for this Cardigan conversion. APPROX YARDAGE FOR BLANKET SIZES: 990 (1622, 2546) yds [905 (1483, 2328) m]. NOTE: PLEASE TAKE TIME TO BLOCK and CHECK YOUR GAUGE, as the estimated yardage is based on this exact gauge.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE: 32-40" [80-100 cm] or longer circular needle to hold 63 ¾" 9162 cm] worth of sts (for Cardigan) and 31 ½ (37 ¾, 49 ½)" [80 (96, 125.5) cm] worth of sts for the Blanket sizes.
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Posted by Linda Langley on 5th Jul 2016
I am loving this knitting project and have chosen the cardigan. I'm only about half way through at this stage. Although the pattern is lengthy (24 rows), it's very easy to see where any mistake has been made or if you're about to make one.
I am actually making it in Drops Paris Cotton because I live in a rather warm climate and am more likely to get more wear out of it than if it were made in a warmer yarn. It's a fun project and I'm impressed with the look of the pattern.