Go To Topper Free Summer Cardi Knit Pattern.
“This summer topper is fun to knit and fun to wear. I originally conceived it as a swim suit cover up because I often need something to pop on over my suit for strolling around or eating lunch at a summer resort. But as I knit, I began to picture this top over a tank and leggings on my daughters… a neat way to dress up show off for “clubbing” or sightseeing. Then I went on to see it over a skirt and sleeveless top at the office….well, you get the idea. You could wear it anywhere.”
Finished bust: 42 (46)”
Finished length: 28” for both sizes
Instructions are written for S/M with changes for M/L in parentheses. If only one number is given, it applies
to both sizes.
Cascade Yarns® Sunseeker® Shade
50% Cotton / 50% Acrylic
100 g (3.5 oz) / 246 yds (225 m)
6 (7) skeins in color #11 (Fusion Coral)
US 7 (4.5 mm) straight knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
US 5 (3.75 mm) straight knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
US 5 (3.74 mm)/16” Circular Knitting Needles or size to obtain gauge
Stitch holder or waste yarn
3 – ½” buttons
Matching sewing thread
Gauge: 23 sts = 4” (10 cm) over chart pattern after blocking using larger needles.
Gauge is not critical to this project since the lacy stitch will “move with” the wearer.