Gambit Cardi is a tidy Spring cardigan featuring a classic fit and a slight nod to mid-60s fashion inspired by The Queen’s Gambit. Knit top-down flat (no steeking!) and designed as an engaging beginner-friendly project with design elements to keep even the most seasoned knitter entertained, Gambit Cardi’s sophisticated fit lends to a stylish and infinitely wearable addition to your hand knit wardrobe.
Featuring classic design elements: stockinette, cable button band, a touch of seed stitch- on the collar, button band, cuffs and hem- and tidy i-cord edging for clean lines. Rounded out with a chic, slightly structured fit and elbow length sleeves. Perfect when paired with a sunny retro minidress or crisp modern separates, Gambit Cardi is a straightforward knit with lots of personality!
Gambit Cardi is ideal for the beginner garment knitter for several reasons: It’s DK so it’s quick, it’s seamless and knitted flat (worked back and forth rather than in the round), an unfussy fit offers lots of flexibility and the basic design elements are a great opportunity to build your repertoire of stitches. Helpful video tutorials will take you through every step of the making process from Collar to Hem such as: Choosing the right size, Swatching for Gauge, German Short Rows, Lifted Increases, Cables without a Cable Needle and more!
We love how the tweedy bits enhance the vintage feel of this sweet spring cardigan.
For complete sizing info please view the infographic at Woolandpine.com.
Recommended Ease: 2-6” Positive Ease
We have paired Spun Right Round Tweed DK with this pattern. It is the same base and gauge as the yarn used for the original design.
Tweed DK: 100% 85% Superwash Merino 15% Donegal Nep 231 yards | 100grams
ORDERING YOUR KIT
We are taking pre-orders for this kit. It will be dyed to order and expect have the yarn ready to ship in approximately 2 weeks.
Kit includes: Required Yarn and an optional add on for the pattern (delivered digitally via Ravelry).
31" - 3 skeins
35-37" - 4 skeins
40" - This size uses exactly 4 skeins. Select the next size up to add an additional "safety" skein
44-47" - 5 skeins
51-56" - 6 skeins
60-64" - 7 skeins
Option to add a digital pattern delivered via Ravelry.
Need Needles? You can find them here.
660 (780,830,920, 1000, 1070, 1200, 1260, 1320, 1420, 1502) yards 605 (715, 760, 840, 915, 980, 1098, 1152, 1208, 1300, 1390) meters
20 sts x 30 rows on US5 stockinette = 4" x 4" (measured after blocking)
Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished garment and your yardage!
Sizes (Finished Measurement): 2-6" positive ease is recommended.
Bust: 31 (35, 37, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 56, 60, 64)" 81 (89, 94, 104, 112, 120, 130, 137, 142, 152, 163)cm
US4 (3.50mm) 16" circular or dp needles US5 (3.75mm) 16"-40" circular or dp needles