A contemporary take on a classic shape, the three-color Carnival Cardigan features seed stitch accents outlining a simple four-row, knit/purl texture stitch.
Only one color is used on each row, with no horizontal carrying or ends to weave—a simple technique that creates the illusion of more complex color work!
The cardigan is worked from the bottom up and seamed; there’s no need to set in the sleeves that are picked up and knit from the shoulder to the cuff. Button bands and neck are also picked up and worked in seed stitch. Choose five 7/8” buttons for the button band.
The Carnival Cardigan works up quickly in three luscious colors of Wool of the Andes Bulky. Or make it in one solid color for a more traditional look.
Row 3 of Texture Stitch should read:
K1, (P2, K1), repeat between ( ) across row
For Size XL, Back of Cardigan:
After working Seed Stitch border on 75 sts, increase 4 sts to 79 sts.
After armhole bindoffs and decreases, there should be 69 sts.
Shoulders - work 22 sts and place on holder; work next 25 sts and place on second holder; work remaining 22 sts and place on a third holder.