Pattern of the Week: Worldly Cardigan
I can’t get enough cardigans when the weather starts to cool. The Worldly Cardigan by Amy Gunderson from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018 is the classic cardigan you’ll find yourself living in this fall. With its loose fit and cute pockets, you’ll wear this around the office and leave it on for cuddling up on the couch. If you’re in search of your new favorite cardigan, look no further.
The Worldly Cardigan is worked side to side, meaning the number of stitches determines the length of the cardigan and the number of rows determines the width. Keep this in mind if you want to make any modifications to the pattern (I’m dreaming of a cardigan that’s even longer, maybe past the knees!). The cardigan is seamed at the shoulders and includes drop-shoulder sleeves. This allows for a comfy, loose fit and less finicky seaming. The collar is worked as a separate piece with increasing and decreasing stitches to shape the neckline. But the best part of this cardigan is the pockets. Everyone loves a cardigan with pockets!
If you’re new to sweater construction, this is the perfect first garment. The sweater has minimal shaping and repeats the herringbone half double crochet stitch. If you’re curious about the herringbone half double crochet, check out this tutorial on how to work the stitch. It’s a simple variation of stitches beginning crocheters already know. And the minimalism of this sweater means it could be a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come.
Every issue, there’s at least one project that I can’t wait to make and wear. The Worldly Cardigan is the project that I just can’t wait to add to my closet. I’m already thinking about what color I want to make!
DESIGNER Amy Gunderson
FINISHED SIZE 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66)” bust circumference with fronts overlapping. Sample shown measures 42″, modeled with 7″ positive ease.
YARN Universal Yarn Adore (55% superwash merino, 45% anti-pilling acrylic; 273 yd [250 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #126 raisin, 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13) balls.
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; stitch marker (m), 4.
GAUGE 16 sts = 4″ and 11 rows = 31/2″ in hhdc patt, blocked.