Pattern includes a visual plan, planning worksheets and step-by-step project sheet to be used to create your personalized cardigan.
Yarn: Smooth yarn will work well. Wool or a wool blend will make a warm winter garment; wool yarns are easiest to work with when steeking. Additional information for using cotton or other yarns is included. Any weight of yarn will work, but a medium- or bulky- weight singles (unplied) yarn of wool is suggested. Finer-weight yarn will produce a lighter weight cardigan while allowing you to fit more patterns and color changes into the yoke, but will also take much longer to knit and the patterns will be less graphic because of their smaller dimension.
Yardage guidelines for various sizes and yarn weights are included in the book on page 20-22.
Knitting needles: size appropriate for chosen yarn:
Circular needle for body: for an adult sweater, at least 29 inches (74 cm) long.
Circular needle for sleeves and neckband: 16 inches (40 cm).
Double-pointed needles (suggested 1 or 2 sizes smaller than primary needles) for cuffs: set of 4 or 5.
Additional supplies: stitch markers, spare needle or stitch holders, large plastic pins, buttons (seven), sewing needle and matching thread.
Additional information and special tips for making cardigans included in chapter 6- such as your options for working the cardigan and recommendations for when each option is best, steeking instructions and a measurement guide for working a cardigan flat in pieces, among other tips.