Premiere patterns showcase classic designs and star designers from Love of Knitting, Fall 2016.
When the weather changes, or you’re getting over-chilled from air conditioning, a classic sweater is the perfect companion. You’ll also love this cardigan knitting pattern from Kristen TenDyke. She first contributed to Love of Knitting in the Fall 2013 issue. She’s also written Finish-Free Knits and No-Sew Knits for Interweave.
Goblet Cardigan is Kristen’s fifth design for the magazine. We love her eye for classical styles with subtle flair: garments combine simple lines and delightful details such as lace edgings or subtle cables. Kristen also specializes in sweaters for people who don’t like to seam. See more of her work at www.kristentendyke.com.
Designed by Kristen TenDyke
A springy wool and cotton yarn makes the perfect lightweight fabric for this casual fall cardigan. You’ll also love the minimal finishing required—knit the front bands as you make the body, and work sleeves seamlessly with an ingenious short-row method. Once you realize how well this process works, you’ll never want to sew set-in sleeves again.
Difficulty Level Experienced
Finished Size 30¾ (34½, 38¼, 42¼, 46, 49¾, 53½)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 38¼”; modeled with ¼” of positive ease.
Yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (80% wool, 20% organic cotton; 180 yd [165 m]/2 oz [57 g]): #99980 juniper, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle; seven ⅝” buttons.
Gauge 21 sts and 34 rows = 4″ in St st.