Onwards and upwards cardigan
The weather may be grey but this garment is designed to give your mood a boost; it’s a glass half full type of knit. All the cable motifs have been specially designed to reach optomistically for the sky, twining onwards and upwards!
ConstructionThe body of the cardigan is knit seamlessly flat in one piece. Sleeves are knit in the round and joined to the body as live stitches.Underarm stitches are grafted together. Front bands are picked up and knit on.
Skills include: cables, twisted stitches, slipped stitches, picking up stitches, grafting , reducing in pattern, circular knitting. Very small amount of maths to calculate your own button hole spacing.
The cardigan is shown modelled in my sample at 0 ease on the chest and about 10cm/4in negative ease at the widest point of the hip. Choose a size within approx 2 inches of your actual chest size for a similar fit. Although the ribbing at the bottom will give some extra ease over the first few inches, the cardigan is straight from hip to chest. If you are much wider at the hip than chest you can either choose a size with more ease or cast on with larger needles and then switch down to smaller ones at the waist.