This cardigan is worked seamless and flat from the neck down. When the underarm area is reached, the sleeve sts are put onto waste yarn to be worked later. Then the remaining portion of the body is completed. The sleeves are worked in the round. The 6 row neck band, front bands, lower body band and wrist bands are worked in Seed Stitch. The body and sleeves are worked in Stockinette Stitch. The front bands are added when the rest of the sweater is complete so that the stripes are not on the front bands.
There are alternative directions at the end of the pattern if you want to work the front bands as you go along.
The pattern has directions for placing buttonholes on the left front band for the bands knitted on afterwards and on the right front band for the bands worked as you go along. Simply reverse the directions to the opposite band if that is what you prefer.
Directions are included for doing the striping as pictured, but it also works well done with multi colored random stripes.
Sport Weight yarn yardage:
One color sweater: approx.
230,(280, 340, 398) yds.
Two color sweater: approx.
MC: 196 (250, 305, 358) yds.
CC: 25 (30, 35, 40) yds.
22 sts/28 rows= 4" stockinette
My great-aunt taught me to knit when I was a child of about 8 yrs old so I've been knitting "forever". For the past 2 years I've been designing baby sweaters and selling the patterns. After I ...
My great-aunt taught me to knit when I was a child of about 8 yrs old so I've been knitting "forever". For the past 2 years I've been designing baby sweaters and selling the patterns. After I retired a few years ago, I started knitting for charity. I knit mostly baby sweaters and send them to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD. Selling the patterns I design helps to cover the cost of yarn and shipping. When I design a baby sweater in multiple sizes, I knit all the sizes myself, then send them all to Pine Ridge. I love knitting and I love babies. :)View all patterns by designer (43) »