Elderberry Cardigan combines ‘classic’ and ‘simplicity’ into a definitive, lovely piece that will be a favorite year after year.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Women’s size XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) – Instructions are given in the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
This is a standard fitting cardigan, so choose the size that is 2 to 3 inches larger than actual bust measurement
Bust: 35.5 (38.5, 41.75, 46, 49, 54, 55)”
Length below armhole: 15.5 (15.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17, 17, 18)”
Cardigan shown measures 38.5” with an ease of 3” in circumference
Worsted Weight (CYC #4)
Yarn Used: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Super Fine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 215yd/198m per 3.5oz/100g skein); Steel Cut Oats #6214; 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins
WORKING GAUGE w/SAMPLE YARN
20.25 sts and 29 rows in 1x1 Rib, moderately stretched, with size 6 needles = 4 inches/10 cm
19.25 sts and 30 rows in 1x1 Rib, moderately stretched, with size 6 needles = 4 inches/10 cm
To be able to knit this cardigan, you should be able (or ready to learn) to knit, purl, knit one stitch below (fisherman’s rib), follow simultaneous shaping instructions, decrease, measure armhole depth, pick up stitches, and seam pieces together.
ABOUT YOUR PATTERN PURCHASE
My patterns contain clear and detailed instructions, full schematics, and are heavily tech edited to ensure accuracy. In addition, I include mini-tutorials on gauge (both working and finished), the cable cast on, and a 5-st One-Row Buttonhole.