The pattern for this cardigan is a chart. Whilst it is not hard to follow the diagram, I didn’t make the job easy by picking a fancy yarn to make this top. The yarn is a mixture of cotton, acrylic, viscose and nylon; in cream color with gold and silver specks and has bumps of white cotton bubbles along the entire length. I didn’t make an accurate cast-on the first attempt simply because it was so difficult to count the chain stitches with this yarn. I did it again and this time I marked the chain stitch for each cluster as I cast-on. After that, it was straight forward.
I added beads for extra sparkles.
The beads are only sewn around the yoke.
It is actually prettier than what the pictures are showing because I am not able to capture the shine and the sparkles of the beads.
Really happy with how it turns out.
Material: Sirdar SunSeeker Cotton Boutonne DK (A gift from my sister Flo) Crochet Hook size: 4.0 mm (G)
Pattern: #16 Crochet Cardigan by Puppy Jardin published in European Handknitting 2007 Spring/Summer