Boat Neck Cardigan

I made this for me!!

Created by: Pat E

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  • Project Details


    I love boat neck tops as they're so flattering on me so when I discovered this pattern I had to make it. I decided on a plain burnt orange colour using yarn from my stash. The floppy ribbed borders are a nod to vintage styling of years gone by and give the cardi a relaxed air.


    Needles & Hooks

    • Single Point 5.00mm (US 8)
    • Circular 5.00mm (US 8)


    • Stitch Holder
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Buttons


    Notes: I went down a needle size to get the tension and made the smallest size. I also added extra length to the sleeves and body as I'm long in both and wanted to get the proportions right for me. I also knit the front borders in with the actual fronts having marked the buttonhole placement on the left front. I also knit from the left front around the cardigan without casting off each piece placing the pieces in their correct order on a circular needle to hold the sts. The final front was the right hand side which meant I could just work across all sts from the front band for the neck without having to join yarn at the front edge so it was very neat.


    • Cardigans
    • Women


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    • Denise


      This looks lovely. I also like boat necks and would like to knit this cardigan for myself. Thanks for sharing the yarn and quantity you used, this will be very helpful.
      • Pat E

        My pleasure :-) It really is a lovely cardi and a quick and easy knit too :-)
    • Alison B


      Beautiful top, love the colour
      • Pat E

        Thankyou Alison ... It goes with so many of the autumn coloured clothes I wear :-)