Ellen Top-Down Cardigan
Buttons are BIG this Spring 2012 knitting season! This cardigan features buttons for the front overlap closure and on the sleeves.
The cardigan is worked from the top down in seamless construction, starting at the yoke. This allows for trying on the garment while it is being knit for a customized fit.
Cardigan length and sleeve length can be decreased or increased, however if increased, additional yarn will be needed.
The neckline includes optional short-row instructions to raise the back’s neckline.
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) - 32 (34, 38, 42, 44, 48) inches chest measurement
850 (900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300) yards of DK or light worsted weight yarn.
U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) – 32 inch circular needle
U.S. 6 (4 mm) – 32 inch circular needle
Every knitter’s gauge is different, use size needle that gets gauge.
If not using Magic Loop:
U.S. 6 (4 mm) – 16” circular or DPN (for sleeves)
10 – 1/4 to 3/8 “ buttons
Scrap Yarn to hold stitches
Stitch markers of two different colors
Color A – marks button band
Color B – marks raglan increase
20 sts/4” (5 sts/1”) – in stockinette on larger needles