Basket Case Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke
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Basket Case Cardigan

August 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Basketweave Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1170 - 1950 yards (1070 - 1783 m)
34.5 (37.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5)”

This pattern is included in the extra chapter only available in the eBook edition of the book.

The blocky nature of the drop-shoulder silhouette makes a good backdrop for the graphic ribs and basketweave blocks in Kristen TenDyke’s sporty cardigan. Kristen followed the basic instructions for 5 stitches/inch for the sweater shown here, but added a basketweave pattern on the yoke, sleeves and lower body edging. She added to the overall textured look by working most of the lower body in rib and the front bands in garter stitch to prevent rolling, and she added the neck with a row of picked up stitches that were bound off on the following row. The simple knit-and-purl pattern can easily be translated to any of the sizes or gauges provided in this book. To align the k3, p3 ribs with the basketweave pattern in the yoke, Kristen chose to break the pattern along the side “seams” rather than adjust the number of stitches in the basic pattern.

Finished Measurements:
about 34.5 (37.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5)” bust circumference buttoned