This simple open front cardigan is knit in one piece from the top down with raglan shaping for the sleeves. Apart from the pockets it is completely seamless. It features flattering a-line shaping and a twist stitch pattern on the back and pockets.
XS(S, M, L, XL)
Bust: 30(34, 38, 42, 46) inches / 76(86, 96.5, 106.5, 117) cm (Based on twice the back width at underarm)
It is intended to be worn with approx. 0-2 inches / 0-5 cm positive ease. Choose a size up to 2 inches / 5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement.
Increases and decreases
Knit in the round
Pick up stitches
Double Knitting weight yarn 100g/250 yd skein x 5(5, 6, 7, 8) skeins
US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle (at least 32” / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
US 6 (4mm) circular needle (at least 32” / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
4 stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Stitches are cast on for the neck and the yoke is then worked flat and shaped with raglan increases. Stitches are set aside for the sleeves and the body is worked in one piece with shaping. The sleeve stitches are placed onto dpns and knit down in the round. Finally stitches are picked up to work the front band.