Throwback Thursday: Benday Cardigan

Date: 6th October 2016 | Category: TBT

This week, we're throwing back time to issue 33 and Joanne Scrace's Benday Cardigan!


A colourful cardigan in a rainbow of colours, this makes a perfect coverup for little girls (or big ones!) on cool summer evenings and a great
transitional piece as we move slowly into autumn.

Why we love it: Originally, Joanne's Benday Cardigan was intended as a cropped cardi for women and was adapted for children. Although the rainbow design is sure to appeal, it would look just as striking in a more muted range of colours or even just a single colourway.


Benday Cardigan by Joanne Scrace

Find the full pattern in issue 33 of Inside Crochet magazine.

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK, 75% Extra-fine Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere, 50g/116m/127yds
MC: Radicchio (0248) – 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s)
CC1: Spicy (0249) – 1 (2, 2, 2) ball(s)
CC2: Pineapple (0250) – 2 balls
CC3: Captain Peacock 0163 – 2 balls
CC4: Ink (0247) – 2 balls
CC5: Black Cherry (0222) – 2 balls
CC6: Pashmina (0166) – 2 balls

4mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
3.5mm crochet hook (or 0.5mm smaller than main hook)
5 buttons (20-25mm/¾in in diameter)
Needle and thread for buttons
Yarn needle

Joanne Scrace, who designs as Not So Granny, specialises in gorgeous, wearable, seamless crochet and knitting, sometimes with a retro
influence but always with a fresh modern feel.

The Benday cardigan is designed with 5-10cm/2-4in ease all over. For a tighter fit, choose a smaller size. Featured cardgan is second size.

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