Interweave Knits Summer 2018: Bent’s Fort Cardigan

I love me a cardigan. Fine cardigans, bulky cardigans, pastel cardigans, dark cardigans—I love ’em all. I nearly always have one with me, whether it’s an elegant lightweight cashmere cardigan for dressing up or a chunky Big Lebowski-esque jacket thrown on over my PJs. They’re perfect for any occasion, and Interweave Knits Summer 2018 has some great cardigans to knit.

Worked in two different colors of yarn, the Bent’s Fork Cardigan uses a mosaic stitch pattern to create an abstract design that looks like rays of sun. A little bit Southwestern, a little bit Art Deco, it’s a fun pattern to play with and try different colors together. Use a subtle, tonal combination like gray and charcoal, or go bold by pairing black and highlighter yellow. Have fun choosing your own personal palette!

While a nice toasty cardigan may not be the first thing you think of knitting when it starts getting warmer, it’s a great addition to your wardrobe no matter the weather. It still gets chilly in the summer! The oversize fronts on this cardigan are great for wrapping around yourself while you hang out with friends by a fire pit. Or throw it on to warm up after a rainy outdoor concert. Take it camping for a bit of woolly comfort in the evenings. It’s a fabulous cardigan for any season!

Bent's Fort Cardigan

Pattern Details


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 18¾ (21, 23¾, 25¼, 26¾)” back width at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 21″ on model with 32″ bust.

YARN Brown Sheep Company Prairie Spun DK (100% wool; 256 yd [234 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #PSDK95 wild indigo (blue; MC), 6 (6, 8, 8, 8) skeins; #PSDK35 honeycomb (gold; CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 40″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 21 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in mosaic patt on larger needle; 20 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in St st on smaller needles; 21 sts and 47 rows = 4″ in Honeycomb st on larger needle.

Make the Bent Fort’s Cardigan yours, and wear it year-round.

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