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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Zephyr
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase and decrease
  • Provisional and/or Judy's Magic CO
  • Previous top-down sweater experience is recommend, but not necessary
  • pick up and knit
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

A versatile V-neck cardigan with simple lines and a decorative rib buttonband. Comfortable like your favorite sweatshirt, only much more sophisticated. Perfect for day or night, work or play, this cardigan will be a timeless wardrobe staple. Plus, worked in worsted weight wool it will be ready to wear in no time!

This pattern is worked top down with a contiguous yoke. The buttonband begins with Judy's Magic Cast On and is worked in one piece. The body stitches are picked up from the buttonband. It continues in one piece, worked at the same time as the yoke and the rest of the body. Once the body and sleeves are complete, the only finishing is attaching the toggles, loops and hook and eyes.

Modeled in size 34.25 on a 34 inch bust, with 2 inches added to sleeve length and with cuffs turned back.

A link to a video tutorial of the buttonband stitch is included in the pattern and a spreadsheet of stitch counts for each section/size is included to help you keep track of the shaping.


Always wash and block your swatch to ensure a proper fit.
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch on US 8/5mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • Madelinetosh Erin Heritage Wool Series, 100% wool, 240 yards/219 meters, shown in Silver Fox: 5 [5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8] skeins, 994 [1100, 1200, 1355, 1481, 1645, 1757, 1920] yards.
  • US 8/5mm 32-40 inch circular needle
  • US 7/4.5mm 32-40 inch circular needle
  • Plus needles in the above sizes for your preferred small circumference knitting in the round (2 circulars, long circular for magic loop or DPNs)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 - 2 inch/5cm toggles
  • 2 - large hook and eye closures
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

madelinetosh Erin Heritage Worsted or Imperial Stock Ranch Erin
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Women, Petite, Plus-sized
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I love soap and candle making, all sorts of paper crafts and a bit of jewelery making...but my true love is knitting. I learned to knit in 2007 and started designing in 2010. I am always sketching up ...

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