I designed this to be a comfy basic cardigan with a loose fit, bloused sleeves, and raglan shoulders. The body and sleeves are stockinette stitch, and the edges are worked in knit one, purl one rib. It's worked in the Elizabeth Zimmermann style – from the bottom up and almost completely seamless (the only “seams” are the underarm stitches, which are grafted together at the end). The sleeves and body are worked separately and then joined in one piece to shape the shoulders and neck. I made mine in variegated 100% wool, but you can substitute any worsted-weight yarn you like for the pattern.
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Skill level: Medium
Required skills: Basic casting on, binding off, knitting and purling Using double-pointed needles Sewing on buttons Grafting stitches together kfb: knit front and back k2tog: knit two together ssk: slip, slip, knit
Supplies: US 6 24” circular needle US 6 double-pointed needles (four or five) 6 balls of Patons Classic Wool (205 m/223 yds per ball) in Harvest 11 3/4” buttons Stitch markers (at least 6) Stitch holders (scrap yarn will do) Weaving needle
Measurements: Loose fit, size small/medium Hem and Chest width: 18” when laid flat and buttoned Hem to Underarm length: 15” Underarm to Shoulder length: 8” Wrist to Underarm length: 18” Hem to Collar length: 25”
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