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I gravitate toward designs with clean lines and contemporary (but not too contemporary!) stylings. I strive to make my designs available to knitters in as wide a range of sizes as possible.

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Full Circle Cardigan

from Triona Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Full Circle Cardigan
Full Circle Cardigan Bust detail
Full Circle Cardigan Sleeve detail
Full Circle Cardigan Pocket detail
Full Circle Cardigan Back
Full Circle Cardigan Front

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting and purling
  • Basic increases and decreases (including knitting and purling through the front and back of a stitch)
  • Cables
  • Picking up stitches for neckband

Pattern Description:

This seamless sweater is constructed in one piece from the top down. The silhouette is long and easy, but waist shaping ensures a body-flattering fit. Playful round cables snake down the fronts and the back, echoed by small cables on the sleeve cuffs.

Pattern includes cable instructions in both chart and written-out (line-by-line) formats.


17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES: XS (S, M, L / 1X, 2X, 3X). Sample shown in size M, modeled with no ease.
  • FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENT: 30.5 (34.25, 37, 41.75 / 45.5, 49.25, 52)", or 77.5 (87, 94, 106 / 115.5, 125, 132) cm


  • YARN: Araucania Toconao (100% merino; 139 yds/127 m per 100g skein); color 512, Cactus Green; 6 (7, 7, 8 / 8, 9, 9) skeins
  • NOTE: The yardage given on the Toconao labels appears to be incorrect. My skeins were in the 150-170 yd range. If substituting yarn, you will need approximately 1025 (1100, 1200, 1250 / 1300, 1400, 1450) yds / 937 (1005, 1097, 1143 / 1189, 1280, 1326) meters of heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn.
  • NEEDLES: US #8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, 29" or longer; set of four or five US #8 (5.0 mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS: Stitch markers (4 of color/type A, 6 of color/type B); cable needle; waste yarn; yarn needle; four 1.5-inch/3.8 cm buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Araucania Toconao


Cactus Green

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