A fresh and easy-to-wear cardigan, with an interesting, fun construction. Features short-row shaped fronts and an easy textured pattern for the borders.
This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down to the armpits. The back stitches are then worked together with stitches picked up along each front raglans to form the body in one piece. Short rows are worked to shape the front edges. Sleeves are worked in the round. Please note: as can be seen in the profile photograph, the back dips slightly compared to the front - more noticeably so for the larger sizes.
Skills required: casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, working short rows (explanations provided), yarn over, working an I-cord (explanations provided).
Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette