Cardigan with Openwork Fabric and Draped Fronts

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Fuse’s lofty openwork fabric and generous drape-front design make it the ultimate sweater for cozy Saturdays around the house. Don’t be deceived, though – it’s not just for dressing down! Avery’s addition of shank buttons and crocheted button loops at the base of each front allows for an origami-inspired structure that creates a cowl-like fit and accentuates the shape of the body when worn in this way. A versatile garment that can be styled in multiple ways always scores major points on our list!


  • Approximately 1120 (1120, 1260, 1400, 1540, 1680) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Soot

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • Working Gauge: 18½ stitches & 26 rows = 4″ in Charted Pattern with Size A needle; before blocking
  • Finished Gauge: 14½ stitches & 25½ rows = 4″ in Charted Pattern with Size A needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light lace-blocking (with slight stretch)

Size A needle:

  • One 32″ circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
Finished dimensions
  • 36½ (39½, 43, 46½, 49½, 53)” finished (blocked) garment at bust
  • Intended ease: +3-4″
  • Sample shown is size 39″ with +4″ of ease on model
Construction notes
  • Sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms. The Body is worked in one piece from the bottom up, beginning with the lower band, which is worked side-to-side and short rowed at the beginning and end to create curved edges.
  • Stitches for the Body are then picked up from the side edge of the band, and worked up to the underarm, while increases are made at each edge to create the slanted front pieces.
  • The Body and Sleeves are then joined together and the yoke is worked in one piece, with increases continuing at the front edges, and raglan decreases made where the pieces join. At the top, the edgings are continued side-to-side, while decreasing into the body stitches, until each edging meets the center Back. The edgings are then joined together at the Back neck with Kitchener Stitch.
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