Basic Black by Glenna C.
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Basic Black

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November 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1096 - 2192 yards (1002 - 2004 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Originally published online in MagKnits. This is a basic stockinette v-neck cardigan with waist shaping and 3/4 sleeves.

Notes from the designer: Because this sweater comes with waist-shaping, ensure you have compared the dimensions with your own measurements to make sure the shaping sits well on your own torso (i.e. if you are on the petite side or on the tall side especially) ;)

To add length to make this a good fit for lower rise jeans/pants, add 1-2 inches in even stockinette before starting the waist shaping decreases.

Please note I am not able to guarantee pattern support for free patterns after their 1st year of release.
This pattern was originally released in 2007.

Difficulty level



Finished bust 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)“ 79 (89, 99, 109, 119, 130, 140) cm


8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16) skeins Plymouth Yarn Wildflower DK (51% cotton, 49% acrylic; 137 yds 125 m per 50 g), color Black

US 4 3.5 mm needles

US 6 4 mm needles

5 3/4”-inch 19 mm buttons

tapestry needle

stitch holder

Yarn substitutes:

A word of warning - Plymouth Wildflower DK can be quite “splitty.” Some light-weight substitution candidates are Knitpicks Shine Sport, Rowan Wool Cotton, or Elann Luna. Virtually any DK-weight yarn may be substituted.


22 sts and 28 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette with larger needles