Mason Cardigan by Bonnie Franz

Mason Cardigan

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
324 - 524 yards (296 - 479 m)
0-3months, 3-6months, 12m, 18m, 24m
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This sweater was born when a friend (very) unexpectedly became a grandfather. I wanted to design a cardigan whose simplicity would work to showcase a beautiful sock yarn. Although I named it “Mason” (after the baby in question) there’s certainly nothing particularly masculine about the design.

Raglan cardigan in sock/fingering weight yarn. Moss stitch edges with button closure for a traditional look. Knit in the round for easy finishing. Shown in size 12 months.

In sizes 0-3m/6-9m/12m/18m/24m- finished chest 20.5”/23”/25”/26”/27”(52/58/64/67/69cm); finished length 11.75”/12.5”/13.5”/14”/15” (30/32/34/36/38cm)

330/390/460/480/530 yards (302/357/421/440/485 meters) sock/fingering/baby weight yarn

Sizes 3US/3.25mm and 4US/3.5mm circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO GET GAUGE, stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, four 1”/2.5cm buttons

Note: Sweater is knit back and forth, sleeves are knit in the round. I use circulars for this. If you prefer to knit sleeves on double pointed needles, and/or body on straight needles, choose needles accordingly.