Callander Cardigan

Callander is a simple, cosy, top-down raglan cardigan. It features a lovely textured edging at collar, fronts, hem, pocket openings and cuffs.  The texture was selected to give a bit of weight to the edging, helping it hold its shape and give it the right drape.  The raised stitches at the raglan line were put in to not only echo the edging, but give a strong visual guide for the increases at the neckline, so that makers wouldn't need to count or use stitch markers. 

Callander forms part of the Three From The Top collection of cardigans. Whether you are new to crocheting garments and looking for easy, well explained patterns or an experienced crocheter looking for stylish, wearable patterns this is the book for you. Each design has a timeless quality to it and is sure to be loved and worn for many years. With detailed notes on everything from choosing the right size and making simple fit adjustments to professional finishing and care advice; you will learn more than just how to make the three cardigans projects.

Size
{0-6m, 12-18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y}[XS, S, M, L](1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) 
To fit chest/bust: 
{17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28}[30, 34, 38, 42](46, 50, 54, 58, 62)in/ {43, 48, 53, 58, 64, 67, 71}[76, 86, 97, 107](117, 127, 137, 147, 157)cm
Pattern is designed to be worn with a 2-4in/ 5-10cm positive ease. Choose a size larger than your bust/chest measurement.

Materials
{3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 7, 7}[8, 8, 10, 11](12, 13, 14, 15, 15) 50g balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed (4ply, 78% Cotton, 22% 
Acrylic, 130m/218yds) 
Adult sample uses shade Crystal Quartz, child sample uses shade Lilac Quartz
4mm hook
1 large hook and eye

Tension
18 sts and 14 rows in half trebles to 4 in/ 10cm using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension) 
Difficulty Rating
Intermediate
Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in the round, raised
trebles (post stitches), missing stitches, increasing, decreasing.

Construction
Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down, starting at the
neckband. The raglan increases are worked either side of raised stitches to make increasing easy. Body is split from the sleeves. Vertical slit pockets are worked in pattern (with directions on how to omit if desired.) Body is worked with waist shaping if desired. 
Sleeves are worked directly onto the body.

This pattern is written in Standard UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in brackets.

You can buy the print version here for £12

Alternatively you can purchase the PDF from Ravelry for £10


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