Fundamental Top-Down Women's Cardigan
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 samples shown (and yarn listed) are just a couple of examples 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 a cozy cardi with either crew-neck or V-neck--it's your choice, because the pattern includes directions for both.
Twelve sizes and four yarn weights...you could make 48 different sweaters from just this pattern alone. Have fun!