carre cardigan

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carre cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: carre cardigan
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • provisional cast-on (explained in the pattern)

Pattern Description:

Carre is a classical looking cardigan but with an unconventional construction, in one piece and nearly completely seamless (only a little sewing at the wrong side for the pockets). The body is worked top down, starting with a provisional cast-on. All waist shaping is done in the center stockinette section.

The large bands are worked all around - hence the name carre (square) - and hide 2 pockets. You will need 3 or more circular needles to work them.

The invisible sleeve inset is inspired by the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers.

All techniques used (provisional cast on, different ways of increasing) are explained in full detail including diagrams and illustrations.


18 sts and 26 rows stockinette stitch with the largest needle = 10 x 10 cm (4x4)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • finished measurements bust: 32.5, 37 , 40.5, 45, 48.5, 52.5 (83, 94, 103, 114, 123, 134 cm)


  • 950/1100/1250/1400/1550/1700m (1050/1200/1350/1550/1700/1850 yards) worsted /10ply
  • 4,5mm (US7) straight ndls and circular needle or dpns or size to obtain gauge
  • 4 or more 4mm (US6) circular ndls or dpns for the bands
  • 14 buttons
  • markers

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

cascade heathers

About Designer

About Designer

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I am a graphic designer with a weakness for everything that's handmade, especially textile- and yarnrelated.
I have always been designing all kinds of things : clothes, knitwear, small furniture ... I like to experiment with shapes and textures, always searching for a different approach of constructing a garment. What appeals to me most is using common stitches (knit and purl) and simple, ...

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