Diagonal Square Cardigan
Made up of squares and rectangles knit on the diagonal in garter stitch, this multicolored cardigan sweater’s intriguing designs are “painted” in with a minimum of effort. (Lion Brand Yarn)
Lion Brand Pattern #: 1218
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest 40 (44, 48, 52) inches
Length 24 (24, 24, 25) inches
Homespun® (Article #790) 5-6 balls
Shown in Regency
Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 29-inch (75 cm) Circular Knitting Needles
Nine 7/8 inches (22 mm) buttons
Pieces: Shapes for Body, Sleeves (2)
3 Needle Bind Off
Attached 2 stitch I-cord
Unattached 2 stitch I-cord
Upper part of front folds to each side forming small ‘lapels’. Design features i-cord edges and buttonholes.
Construction schematics are provided.
Lion Brand Notes:
The body of this jacket is comprised of 3 simple shapes: a square, a rectangle, and a long strip. The squares (4) and the rectangles (4) are knit in garter stitch on the bias, and the long strip (2) is simple garter st. Back = 2 squares top, 2 rectangles bottom. Fronts = 1 square top, 1 rectangle bottom. Long strips go between fronts and back under the sleeve. Specific piece placement is “Knitter’s Choice”. Sample has garter ridges/colors slanting in different directions on front (making a “square”) and back (making an “X”).
Hint: You can control the “striping” of the pieces better if you start each piece with the same color each time.