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Kram Cardi CAL: Sneak Peek! | KT and the Squid

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Not too long ago I posted on my Facebook page asking what you all would like to see in a sweater for a CAL. The response was HUGE so I hope I was able to come up with a design to please you all!


The Swedish word for hug is kram. I think the name is perfect because I feel like I’m getting a big hug wearing this sweater. I can’t reveal the whole thing yet but here’s what I can tell you.

  • It’s a cardigan.
  • The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash. I’ll have amounts for you before the CAL officially starts.
    • You can check out colors available HERE. They have a LOT! I used Ridge Rock (874)
    • You can purchase from Craftsy, Amazon, Patternworks or your LYS.
    • One lucky participant will win a generous 4 balls when the CAL is complete! I’ll have more details when the CAL starts.

  • Sizes: I will discuss how to choose your size before the CAL starts as well.
    • Bust: 28”(32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”)
    • Finished bust: 34”(38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”)
    • If you need a different size than what I have to offer you are more than welcome to alter the pattern at your own risk. Please keep in mind I have worked extremely hard on these 7 sizes (which is a lot for a free pattern) and I am unable to advise on how to alter at this time. Thanks for understanding!
  • Skill level: Easy
    • I used stitches any beginner crocheter should already know.
    • Shaping is minimal.
    • I added a couple seams but they are very simple. Which makes it a great introduction to seaming!

So…..Are you exited? Well, lucky you because the full reveal and supply list is ready! You can see it HERE.

30 thoughts on “Kram Cardi CAL: Sneak Peek! | KT and the Squid

  1. I am hoping to participate. However, I do not have ability to purchase yarn online and have no local yarn store. So, what weight is the yarn you are using so I can start looking for a comparable one at my local Wal-Mart? Thanks!

  2. Excited! !!

  3. I am very excited! Love Cascade Yarns and the 220 superwash is a particular favorite.

  4. I hope I can join I have always wanted to learn to make a cardigan or something with sleeves! I just need to make sure I have time to join or do it! Thanks!

  5. I am so excited. This will be fun 🙂

  6. Would love to participate! If only I could decide on a color…😳

    1. I know, I had a tough time choosing too!

  7. I so want to do this CAL been wanting to work on perfecting my sleeves. Can’t wait!

  8. I can’t wait for this CAL to start. I’ve always wanted to do a cardigan.

  9. hoping to be able to join… have so many things going at once but doesn’t mean i wont add to my to make list

    1. You can always jump in late if you need. I’ve done that a few times with other CALs that didn;t line up with my schedule 😉

  10. I can’t wear wool, any reccommended substitutes that are not wool? I would really like to make this, I never get to make things just for me!

    1. Hi Jessie,
      Cascade had some recommendations for those allergic. I am waiting on a shipment from them to see the yarns. I’ll post my findings with the supply list. Hopefully in the next couple days!

  11. What does “KRAM CARDI” mean?

    1. It’s just the name of the design, lol.
      Kram is hug in Swedish and Cardi is short for cardigan.

  12. I was wondering if we can’t get the cascade yarn is there any other equivalent brand or weight that I could use instead, really wanting to join the CAL because I have mom ever made anything for myself thank you in advance

    1. Hey Meghan,
      I’m recommending Cascade for this pattern but any weight 4 (maybe a dk) should work as long as gauge matches.
      I’ll devote the first week to gauge so you’ll have time to work that out.
      Thanks!

  13. Please could you tell me what the equivalent type of yarn would be in England?

    1. Hey Kathy,
      It’s worsted weight yarn. You should be able to get it in the UK but any yarn that is the same weight should work.
      Thanks!

  14. Cant wait to start but hope we can do this in another yarn that isnt wool.

    1. Yes! Feel free to try any yarn you’d like (as long as you can match gauge). The first post is up and I have suggested a few others there.
      http://ktandthesquid.com/2015/08/13/kram-cardi-cal-design-reveal-and-supply-list-kt-and-the-squid/
      Thanks!

  15. I would love to join

  16. It will be nice to make something different for a change

  17. Looks great, where can i buy this yarn in the Netherlands?

    1. Hi Inge,
      I’m not really sure you can get it…If you can find a nice worsted it should work fine. It might be called something else there.

  18. Looks like fun

  19. How do I sign up for the CAL?

    1. Hey Jean,
      All you have to do is follow along with the posts. You can join the Facebook group or subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any posts.
      Thanks!

  20. I think I would make this I the exact same colors! Charcoal and burgundy.

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