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I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found at Polka Dot Cottage (http://www.lisaclarke.net), writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday ...

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Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial
Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial
Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial
Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial
Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial
Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Long-tail and backwards loop cast-ons
  • Knit and Purl
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches
  • Basic bind-off

Pattern Description:

A top-down, seamless-yoke sweater,featuring ribbing & seed stitch details,and minimal finishing.

From those first crisp moments of fall, to the last lingering chills of spring, a simple cardigan is a wardrobe staple. Throw it over your favorite tee, layer it under a light Winter jacket, wrap it around you as you sit by the fire and watch the falling snow... This sweater is meant to be worn every day. Whether you're sitting around the house in a t-shirt and jeans, or hitting the town in a corduroy skirt and boots, an Everyday Cardigan will be right at home.

Knit almost entirely in stockinette stitch, the pattern is straightforward enough for a relative beginner, but includes a little bit of ribbing and some seed stitch details to add visual interest.

If you are a new knitter, don't let terms like "ribbing" and "seed stitch" scare you off - these are simply combinations of knits and purls. If you can do those two stitches, then you've got this!


More than just a simple knitting pattern, this ebook is like a mini-class. Each topic includes step-by-step instructions and photos where appropriate.

You will learn:

How to knit seed stitch
How to knit ribbing
How to make a buttonhole
How to knit a seamless circular yoke with seed stitch and ribbed details
How to separate the body from the sleeves
How to knit the body of a sweater with button band and ribbed hem
How to knit sleeves


How to choose what size to knit
How to make a gauge swatch
How to read a multi-size pattern
Links to resources to help you learn more

Fully-illustrated 13-page PDF.


20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32 (34, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48)"


  • 1100-1540 yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend, like Cascade 220
  • One set of 5 US #7 double point needles
  • One US #7 (4.5mm) 32" or larger circular needle
  • One US G (4mm) crochet hook
  • Six 3/4" buttons
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch markers
  • 2 yards of waste yarn for holding stitches

Suggested yarn:

1540 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220



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