Cheerful Cardigan by Anna Cohen

Cheerful Cardigan

December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1185 - 1975 yards (1084 - 1806 m)
Bust: 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)"
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Cheerful cardigan has a very unique, yet exceedingly simple to knit design. Mitered shaping and short-row sleeve caps make this an interesting knit and a gorgeous finished piece.

This cardigan is begun with the lace band, which is mitered at the left and right fronts. Stitches for the yoke are picked up along the inner edge of the band. Stitches for the lower body are picked up along the long lower edge of the band and worked down. After joining the shoulders, stitches for the sleeves are picked up along the armhole edges. The sleeve caps are worked back and forth using short-rows, then joined to work in the round down to the cuff. The collar is picked up and worked in one piece, allowing the bound-off edge to roll. All these steps result in a wonderfully seamless piece.

Anna Cohen attended FIT in New York and Polimoda in Italy, graduating with a Fine Arts degree in International Fashion Design, and went on to design for some of the top designers in the apparel industry. A pioneer in sustainable fashion, Anna launched her namesake ready to wear apparel collection in 2005 to critical acclaim, garnering awards and press in the United States and abroad. She began working with the Imperial Stock Ranch (Imperial Yarn) in 2008, helping to develop knit and woven textiles, and hand knitting patterns – like this one.