Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

San Diego Top-Down Cardigan

This cardigan is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the fronts are picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and fronts are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge, with waist and hip shaping. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, German Short Rows (explained in the pattern)

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

Finished Measurements: 25.5 (29.5, 33.5, 37.5) (41.5, 45.5, 49.5) (53.5, 57.5, 61.5, 65.5)” bust, with fronts overlapped; intended to be worn with approximately 2″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton: 780 (880, 980, 1105) (1210, 1320, 1440) (1550, 1680, 1790, 1910) yards.

Model knit in Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme (100% cotton; 100 grams / 180 yards): #515 Blue.

Needles and Notions: Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 12″ and 32″ long, and one set of five double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; stitch markers in 2 colors; waste yarn; removable markers

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm, blocked.

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