It's the berries!
Classic cardigan with a vintage attitude, modern fit, and charming details including a cable and bobble berry border, pretty cable-decrease shaping, and a tidy hemmed stockinette band.
Construction: It's the Berries is knit in 5 pieces from the bottom and seamed, with set-in sleeves. Live stitches at front shoulders are "grafted" to bound off back shoulder stitches for a seamless yet stable shoulder. Front and neckline band is picked up and knitted in one piece with mitered corners at the neckline.
Sweater shown was modified to measure 38" / 96.5 cm, worn with 2" / 5 cm positive ease.
Needles & Notions: 7 / 4.5 mm straight or circular needles for body and Size 6 / 4.0 mm circular needles with long cable for band; markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, eight 3⁄4" / 2 cm buttons.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st on larger needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Techniques: Cables, bobbles, cable decreases, short rows, grafting live to bound off stitches. Explanations for all techniques included in instructions.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, vine cable patterns in charted format only, schematic, glossary.