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The construction is basic top-down raglan with ribbed button and buttonhole bands and edges, but the real benefit of the pattern is that it includes instruction for making this classic cardigan in four different gauges, meaning four different yarn weights (6, 5, 4, and 3 sts to the inch). It's like having four patterns in one. The sample shown (and yarn listed) is just one example of how you can use this pattern.

The fundamental patterns are all excellent for using hand-dyed yarns and for juggling different colors for striping. You could use any yarn in your stash to make yourself (or your man) a cozy cardigan that will never be out of style.

Eight sizes and four yarn could make 24 different sweaters from just this pattern alone. Have fun!

Independent Designer
Jen Hagan
Yarn Weight
Light Fingering, DK | Light Worsted, Worsted, Bulky | Chunky
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Skill Level
Needle size may be found in the pattern according to which of the four yarn weights is chosen.



Confusing pattern even for knitters with many years of experience. Had to rewrite pattern using multiple patterns and what I know of sweater construction. Too wordy. Web site was almost useless. The idea of multiple sizes and yarn weight was a great idea, the wording of the pattern could be made clearer , such as ,after set up row, row 1-35 k (RS), increasing at markers, increase at neck edge every 6th row, p ws.

Leslie Szymanski


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