Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Fluted Fabric Cardigan

I love the stitch design for this sweater – it’s very simple (just a slip stitch pattern done over 2 rows!), yet when you add the contrasting color, it looks very complex.  I used just 4 pairs of buttons, and didn’t continue them down the length of the sweater; the result is that it doesn’t cling to your hips – and it leaves lots of room for movement.

This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together. The color pattern is worked as a mosaic pattern. You only ever work with one color at a time, slipping the stitches that you will work in the other color on the following two rows. This makes it so easy to add color in your knitting. Stitches are picked up for the front band/collar and worked in reverse Stockinette stitch.

The slip stitch pattern is presented in written format.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Slip-stitch knitting, mosaic knitting, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, I-cord

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 29.5 (33.5, 37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 5.5, 61.5, 65.5, 69.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton: 1060 (1150, 1265, 1370, 1475, 1615, 1690, 1845, 1970, 2095, 2175) yards MC; 135 (145, 160, 175, 185, 205, 215, 235, 250, 265, 275) yards A.

Model knit in Super 3 by S.R. Kertzer (100% mercerized cotton, 125g hank = 185 yards): Color #3032 (MC) and #3945 (A).

Needles and Notions: One pair size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 40” long; one pair size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles (dpn) for I-Cord; eight 7/8” buttons.

Gauge: In Fluted Fabric Stitch, 24 sts and 31 rows = 4”/10 cm, after blocking

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