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Everyday Cardigan Knitting Tutorial


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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! TOPICS COVERED 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 Plus: 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Long-tail and backwards loop cast-ons Knit and Purl Increasing and decreasing Picking up stitches Basic bind-off GAUGE 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 32 (34, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48)" SUGGESTED YARN 1540 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 COLORWAY 8914

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1100-1540 yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend, like Cascade 220
  • One set of 5 US #7 double point needles
  • stitch markers

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I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found at Polka Dot Cottage (, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.