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City Cardigan to Knit K2.43

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : City Cardigan to Knit K2.43
City Cardigan to Knit K2.43
City Cardigan to Knit K2.43
City Cardigan to Knit K2.43

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This top-down cropped cardigan, with a deep hem, closes with 3 buttons. It has a matching button and buttonhole on the ribbed cuffs.

The Lazy Seed Stitch pattern gives the fabric a subtle texture, and short rows at the top of the sleeve add a tailored shape to the shoulders.

Without the short rows this pattern is easy.

The raised rib used in the long collar and deep hem is created by working into the back of each rib stitch.


In Stockinette stitch, 11 sts and 14 rows = 2" (5.00cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 32" (81.5cm)
  • S, finished chest 35" (89cm)
  • M, finished chest 39" (99cm)
  • L, finished chest 43" (109cm)
  • XL, finished chest 48" (122cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 52" (132cm)


  • Double knitting (DK) yarn, 870 yards (795m) - 1400 yards (1275m)
  • Size 6 (4mm) circular needles
  • Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • 5 buttons, 7/8" (2cm) diameter
  • 5 support buttons, 1/2" (1.25cm) diameter for inside