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Basketcase Cardigan


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A versatile cardigan that can be worn buttoned as a pullover or open as an outer layer. The simple slip stitch colorwork uses only one color per row so there’s no hassle with floats and every other row is a “resting” row. And there is no steeking!

The easy Mosaic colorwork technique makes for a dramatic yoke with a sweet echo of the colorwork design at the cuffs and hemline. The sweater is worked top down, flat and seamless with a stockinette body and sleeves framed by ribbing.

The sample shown was worked in Shibui Birch with an (optional) additional single strand of Shibui Silk Cloud carried in the main body and sleeves for the softest and coziest fabric ever held against your skin.

Strongly contrasting colors are advised for the most dramatic effect in the yoke.

Wear this cardigan to dress up a pair of jeans for a casual look or with slacks or a skirt to the office.

Make several in different color combinations and be ready for Basketcase to become your favorite “go to” sweater!

Independent Designer
Kay Hopkins
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A smooth, heavy fingering or light sport weight yarn are perfect for this sweater. Gauge is 26 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm square in st st after blocking
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