Simple Pleasures is a top-down, seamless cardigan with seamless set-in sleeves and comfortable pockets.
The upper back is worked first from the shoulders to the underarms, then the stitches of the fronts are picked up from the cast on edges of the back shoulders and fronts are worked to the underarms.
Then the pieces are joined and worked in one piece to the hem.
The stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up around the armhole: along the sides you will need to pick up 1 st for every row, and at the top of the sleeve caps 3 sts for every 4 rows.
Sleeve caps are then shaped with a „wrapless short row” technique, that uses only regular increases, and handles the picked up stitches as „joining” stitches.
Sleeves are worked from the underarm to the cuff in the round.
Deep ribbing on the cuffs and ribbed pocket fronts add interest to this otherwise very simple cardigan. The collar, buttonband and buttonhole band are worked in one piece with mitered corners.