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Cotton Candy Cardigan, one piece sweater

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cotton Candy Cardigan, one piece sweater
Cotton Candy Cardigan, one piece sweater
Cotton Candy Cardigan, one piece sweater
Cotton Candy Cardigan, one piece sweater
Cotton Candy Cardigan, one piece sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

While I was working on this sweater, carrying it around in a clear plastic bag I realized that it looked just like cotton candy. Like cotton candy, it is made in one piece and swirled around to create the finished product.

Not only does it work up great in mohair, but a smooth yarn works just as well. The pink mohair is Plymouth Yarn, Imperiale Super Kid Mohair. The green is Plymouth Yarn, Somerset, a cotton/silk blend.

Short rows are used to create a circular shape for this one piece cardigan. "Bands" of short rows alternate with "bands" of stockinette stitch. It is a repetitive pattern which can be good for the advanced beginner but it is an unusual shape so experience with pattern reading is helpful. Being familiar with the short row technique is recommended although a detailed description is supplied.

The pattern includes color photos of the finished project, a detailed schematic, easy to follow directions, a list of abbreviations and a stitch glossary explaining the techniques used in the project.


18sts=4in/10cm in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small 32in-34in
  • medium 36in - 38in
  • large 40in - 42in
  • extra large 44in - 46in


  • US 8/5mm needles
  • US 6/4.25mm needles
  • 675 to 1,150 yards worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 7 ring markers

Suggested yarn:

780 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Yarn, Imperiale Super Kid Mohair


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Women, Petite, Tall
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My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated ...

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