The Basic Cardigan has a classic design perfect for casual outfits.
This cardigan is knitted top-down in stockinette stitch. First, the neckline and shoulders are shaped while knitting flat. Then the stitches are divided between the body and sleeves and you continue knitting the body flat. Then sleeves are knitted in the rounds using seamless technique. You use this method also to knit both the neckband and the edge band. Ribbing both in the body and in the sleeves as well as the neckband are knitted with a 1×1 rib stitch pattern and bound off with a tubular bind off for an elastic effect. Edge band is also knitted with a 1×1 rib stitch pattern but the stitches are bound off using classic bind off technique to help it keep the shape overtime.
Available sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL
The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL are designed to fit approx. bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 [30.5-33.5 (33.5-35.5) 35.5-37.5 (37.5-39.5) 39.5-43.5 in].
Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size M. A size M sweater has a bust circumference of 104 cm [48.75 inches] which in the given example would give you 14 cm [13.5 inches] of positive ease.
Bust circumference: 96 (100) 104 (110) 116 cm [ 37.75 ( 39.5 ) 41 (43,25) 45.75 in ]
Length: measured mid back excluding the neckband 50 (52) 53 (54) 55 cm [ 19.75 ( 20.5 ) 20.75 (21.25) 21.65 in ]
gauge 10 cm (4 in) x 10(4 in) cm, 16 s x 22 r in stockinette stitch on 4.5mm (US7) needles