Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Seed and Slip Stitch Rib Cardigan

Seed stitch is a very simple pattern to work, and the slip stitch rib adds just the right touch to make this a lovely cardigan. The narrow ribs at the base of the sweater are worked again in the cuffs, button plackets and collar, which creates a wonderful sense of harmony and flow – something we can never have too much of!

This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together.

The stitch patterns are presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Easy

Skills Used: Increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

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

Finished Measurements: 37 (42.25, 44, 49.5, 51, 56.5, 58.25, 63.5, 65.25)” bust, buttoned; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight wool blend: 1225 (1375, 1425, 1550, 1625, 1800, 1875, 2025, 2075) yards

Model knit in Kid et Soie 10 ply by Naturally (70% mohair / 20% silk / 10% New Zealand merino / 50 grams / 93 yards): Color #301.

Needles and Notions: One pair size 8 (5 mm) needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair size 6 (4 mm) needles; seven 7/8″ buttons.

Gauges: In Seed and Slip Stitch Wide Rib pattern, using larger needles, 18 sts and 31 rows = 4″/10 cm; in Seed and Slip Stitch Narrow Rib pattern, using smaller needles, 20 sts and 35 rows = 4″/10 cm

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