The Oversized Cardi


Released planned for April 5th.
Knowing the bases of knitting: knit, purl, color working and knitting in the round, steek

Artfil Belle - 5/5/5/6/7/7 skein 
• Fingering yarn. 
• 80% Merino Superwash / 20% nylon. 
• 387yds (354m) / 100g.

My Oversized Cardi is a size S, I used (precisely) 1288yds/1178m of Pigeon as main color and 348yds/319m of Slate as contrasting color.

Total Yardage: 1475/1640/1769/1946/2102/2249yds, 1349/1500/1619/1780/1923/2057m.

3/4/4/4/5/5 skeins or approx. 1161/1290/1393/1533/1655/1771yds, 1062/1180/1275/1402 /1514/1620m of fingering yarn as main color. 
1/1/1/2/2/2 skeins or approx. 317/350/378/415/448/480yds, 292/320/346/380/410/439m of fingering yarn as contrasting color.

We suggest swatching with one color and in the round with a steek – could be a good training. 
Except for S/M, we suggest using the contrasting color for the gauge.

Knitted top-down and seamless the straight shape flatters all body type, the increases near the edges gives you a little more draping. Finally, a button on the collarbone helps keep it close on the bust. The bamboo ribs and the color transition at the end brings a nice touch of femininity. 
Special increases and decreases in the front allow for more fabric to get wrapped in. The central steek make the cardigan a great project to knit while chatting with friends. Also feel free to test the length by trying out the cardigan length a few times during the knitting! 
The steek of 7 stitches is placed at the center front of the cardigan, the cut will be the before last step! I recommend doing a crochet reinforcement, but other ways are available, find the one you are comfortable with. Otherwise, you can follow those great photo tutorials for steeking: TinCanKnits or BrooklynTweed.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2019-06-30
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
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Pattern source (brand and/or designer) Au Fil du Tricot
Spots available 8
Gauge Measured over 4” (10cm) of stockinette after blocking: 25 stitches et 31 rounds. 
Charted or written pattern Both
Sizes required XS / S / L / XL
Skills required


Know how to do a steek !

Knit in the round, top down.

Stockinette and colorwork.

Increases and Decreases.



Finished measurements

I'm look for 2 testers per size.

The cardigan fits sizes bust of XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL. (from 34” to 44” with 2” increases). 
Knit this cardigan in your size, because of the positive ease (2’’/5cm) it will naturally go up 1 size. 
Finished bust circumference: 36/38/40/42/44/46’’ or 91/96,5/101/106,5/112/117cm.

Construction type in the round
Required or recommended yarn fingering
Tools required

Needles: US3 (3,25mm) 14” (35cm) and US4 (3,5mm) with 30” (75cm) circular needles. 

4 markers, scarp yarn/stitch holder and a crochet hook (smaller than the bigger needle used). 

1”/2cm diameter button.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester
  • Complete project by the deadline can be pushed a little bit (a week or 10 days max.)
  • Complete page with FO picture in natural light (worn or nicely disposed - as you like).
  • Please keep track of actual yardage used. Feel free to add more rows/repeats, but please mention in on the project page.
  • Feel free to post comment, question, recommendation.
  • yarn not provided
  • respond to the “end of project” survey.


  1. How much yarn did you use (estimated yardage and/or weight / per colour if applicable)?
  2. What are the final (blocked) dimensions of your project? Are they the same as specified dimensions?
  3. Was the pattern layout easy to read and follow?
  4. Is the abbreviation stitch section complete and clear?
  5. Do you like having a reminder besides the instructions?
  6. Were the written instructions clear? Do you see any way in which they could be improved?
  7. How would you rate the difficulty of this pattern and why? a. piece of cake  b. Easy c. Intermediate d. Challenging e. Difficult
  8. With proper credit, can your project pictures be shared on social media?
  9. Would you like to be earburned should there ever be a future test?
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Free copy of the updated pattern + any other pattern from the one I published (except the ebook).


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

Finished Yoke
Finished lower body
Finished sleeves
Ravelry project page updated with finnished cardigan


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