Diagonal Square Cardigan by Lion Brand Yarn
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Diagonal Square Cardigan

April 2002
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
925 - 1110 yards (846 - 1015 m)
Small, Medium, Large, 1X
This pattern is available for free.

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)

Special Stitches:
3 Needle Bind Off
Attached 2 stitch I-cord
Unattached 2 stitch I-cord
I-Cord Buttonholes

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.