Cozy yet elegant, comfy and warm, this is the perfect cardigan to snuggle up in at storytime.
Just enough ribbing to be distinguished… and just enough garter stitch to be adorable!
With subtle worked-in garter stitch elbow “patches”… A double-breasted front and cozy shawl collar…. And optional inset pockets hidden behind a wide ribbed hem to stash away treasures…
A very fast and easy knit, this cardigan is knit from the top down seamlessly. The body is worked flat; the sleeves are worked in the round. Stitches are picked up along side edges and neckline to work buttonbands and collar. Optional pockets can be worked. Their lining requires some seaming.
Skills Required: casting-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting on dpns, picking up stitches, yarn over, seaming (only if working pockets).
Finished garment has chest circumferences of 20 (22.5, 23.5, 25, 27, 28) inches or 51 (57, 60, 63, 68.5, 71.5) cm.
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein of Cascade Ecological Wool or Eco+ or approximately 250 (275, 300, 350, 400, 450) yds or 230 (250, 275, 320, 370, 415) meters of similar chunky or heavy worsted weight yarn such as Berroco Vintage Chunky (which is superwash, unlike Cascade Ecological Wool / Eco+)
Needles / Notions
US 10 / 6mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge.
US 10 / 6mm double-pointed needles (for sleeves), or size needed to get stockinette stitch gauge.
US 9 / 5.5mm circular needles or 1 size smaller than needles that get you stockinette gauge.
Optional for pocket linings: US9 / 5.5mm double-pointed needles, or 1 size smaller than needles that get you stockinette gauge (you can also use circulars but it’s easier to work on the lining with dpns.)
4 stitch markers
2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
four or six 5/8-inch (1.5 cm) diameter buttons