This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up, then divided to create fonts and back, at the armhole. The stitches for the shoulder saddles are cast on separately, worked to the length of the shoulder, then joined as you pick up stitches around the armhole, allowing you to shape the sleeve cap and knit the sleeves from the top down. The saddles are seamed to the shoulder, then the front and neck bands are picked up and worked, to finish the garment.
Seaming is only required to attach the saddles to the shoulders. Creating the shoulder saddles separately and sewing these short seams creates a well-structured shoulder that gives stability to the wide neckline.
Pattern contains 10 sizes
Finished Bust Circumference (buttoned)
- 31 ½ (33, 36 ¼, 37 ¾, 39 ½, 41, 45 ¾, 49, 53 ¾, 57)"
- 80 (84, 92, 96, 100.5, 104, 116, 124.5, 136.5, 145) cm
Sample size: 36 ¾" / 93.5 cm shown on a 36" bust.
Suggested ease: +/- 2" / 5 cm.
- 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of Sundara Fingering Silky Merino (50% Merino / 50% silk) – 500 yd / 457 m per 5 ¼ oz / 150 g in color Compassion
- US 4 / 3.5 mm circular knitting needle at least 24" / 60 cm long*
US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles at least 44" / 112 cm long
10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 12) buttons ½" / 1 cm Stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Needle and coordinating thread.
* Or size to obtain gauge
- 20 sts x 29 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch
What you get
You are purchasing a PDF download. You will need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to open and print the file. I accept Pay Pal payments only. This pattern is 5 pages plus a cover and is provided in color that should print well in black and white. The pattern includes a full and detailed schematics, photos and all the instructions needed to complete this pattern.
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To knit this pattern, you must be able to:
- Seam (minimal)
- Cast on
- Bind off
- Work in the round
Resources and Thanks
Tech editing: Kristi Porter
Photography: Julia Trice
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