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I gravitate toward designs with clean lines and contemporary (but not too contemporary!) stylings. I strive to make my designs available to knitters in as wide a range of sizes as possible.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chandail
Chandail Chandail Front
Chandail Chandail Side
Chandail Chandail
Chandail Chandail Back

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Cabling
  • Grafting
  • Picking Up Stitches

Pattern Description:

A bottom-up cardigan featuring front and sleeve cables, waist shaping, and a minimum of finishing. The body is knit in one piece to the armholes, and then the sleeves are knit in the round and joined to the body for the yoke. The only sewing required is grafting (Kitchener stitching) a few underarm stitches!

Pattern also includes tips on how to modify the neckline to be higher or lower to suit your taste.


18 sts/26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X). Sample shown in size S, modeled with 2 inches negative ease
  • 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inch bust circumference


  • YARN: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino wool; 200 yds/183 m per 110g skein); color Graphite; 5 (6, 6, 7 / 7, 8, 8) skeins
  • NEEDLES: US #7 [4.5 mm] circular needle, 24"-40" long (depending on desired size)
  • NEEDLES: 1 set US #7 [4.5 mm] double-pointed needles (or preferred type of needles for working sleeves in the round)
  • NEEDLES: 1 spare set DPNs or spare circular needle, US #7 or smaller

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers: 6 in type/color A, 2 in type/ color B, 4 in type/color C
  • Waste yarn, cable needle, yarn needle
  • 2 toggle buttons, 1.5 inches in length

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage



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