An open-front cardigan in Quarry with a dramatic ribbed collar adds a note of cozy chic to your wardrobe. Three-quarter length sleeves balance the volume of the ribbed lapels, which are shaped with short rows worked at the ends of the collar rather than around the neck. Exaggerated drop shoulders create a flattering curve and seam detail at the upper arm. Opt for tubular edges for a professional finish or substitute your favorite standard method for a sweater you can knit up in a flash. The pieces are knit flat and the collar is worked on stitches picked up after seaming.
- 1015 (1100, 1270, 1365, 1560, 1670) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn
- 11 stitches & 17 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 15 stitches & 20 rows = 4″ in 1×1 Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One pair of straight needles and/or a 32″ circular needle* three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 51⁄2 mm (US 9)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used for most pieces. A circular needle is required for the collar due to the large number of stitches.
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 37 (41½, 46, 50, 54½, 59)” [94 (105.5, 117, 127, 138.5, 150) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 6–8″ [15–20.5cm]
- Sample shown is size 41½” [105.5 cm] with 7½” [19 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; Odd number of stitches)
- Sloped Bind Off
- Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method