Seamless Round Yoke Fisherman's Cardigan by Elaine Phillips

Seamless Round Yoke Fisherman's Cardigan

September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 2200 yards (1280 - 2012 m)
S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
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This pattern is available for free.

The cardigan features a round yoke and seamless construction. I decorated the cardigan with rows of eyelets. I recommend using a 100% wool yarn for this pattern!

The cardigan is knitted seamlessly from the top down, back and forth. There are rounds of eyelets starting from the neck to the bottom of the cardigan, which provide a perfect point to change yarn colors. I started with Brown, transitioned to Brown Heather and finished up with Oatmeal for the bulk of the cardigan. However, the choice and placement of color stripes is up to you. You can knit it solid, or you can change colors every eyelet round, making the cardigan stripey. There are lots of possibilities. Please note that the change of color is in the wrong side row following the eyelet row. Circular yoke increases are also made in the eyelet rows.

The garter stitch button band is knitted together with the cardigan so that the color changes are seamless. The buttonholes in the button band line up with the eyelets to preserve symmetry.

The sleeves are worked in the round on dpn or 16” circular needles.