Cardigan by Anna Zilboorg


January 2002
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 7 - 4.5 mm

This cardigan ‘recipe’ uses Anna Zilboorg’s strip-knitting technique. From the book:

“The All-Purpose Strip Knit anarchist sweater pattern invites endless variations on a single sweater. It is constructed in strips that attach to each other as you proceed. There can be as many or as few strips as you like; each strip can be designed any way you like.”

The finished size of this sweater is 46” around, 23” long. To change sizes, change the number of stitches in each square.

8 oz. rainbow-dyed yarn (40-50 yds/oz)

A minimum of 20 oz. of assorted colors that can be knit at 4.5 sts/inch. Each yarn should be 5 yards long or some multiple of 5 yards long. The more scraps the better since you’ll want lots to choose from.

24” circular needles size 7 or whatever size will give you a gauge of 4.5 sts/inch. Straight needles the same size. 24” circular and DP needles two sizes smaller for cuffs and edges.