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Elderberry Cardigan

from Tabetha Hedrick, Knitwear Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Elderberry Cardigan
Elderberry Cardigan
Elderberry Cardigan
Elderberry Cardigan
Elderberry Cardigan
Elderberry Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • To be able to knit this cardigan, you should be able (or ready to learn) to knit, purl, knit one stitch below (fisherman's rib), follow simultaneous shaping instructions, decrease, measure armhole depth, pick up stitches, and seam pieces together.

Pattern Description:

Elderberry Cardigan combines 'classic' and 'simplicity' into a definitive, lovely piece that will be a favorite year after year.


19.25 sts and 30 rows in 1x1 Rib, moderately stretched, with size 6 needles = 4 inches/10 cm
Take time to block and measure gauge swatch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's size XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
  • This is a standard fitting cardigan, so choose the size that is 2 to 3 inches larger than actual bust measurement Bust: 35.5 (38.5, 41.75, 46, 49, 54, 55)"


  • Worsted Weight (CYC #4) Yarn Used: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Super Fine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 215yd/198m per 3.5oz/100g skein); Steel Cut Oats #6214; 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins
  • US 6 Needles
  • 24-inch length US 6 Circular Needles
  • Tapestry Needle
  • (4) 1-in buttons
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About the designer

Tabetha Hedrick, a freelance knitwear designer and writer raising a family in Colorado, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy ...

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