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Featherweight Cardigan Pattern

Featherweight Cardigan Pattern

Featherweight Cardigan Pattern

"You can knit this up at a good clip!"

The Featherweight Cardigan has consistently been in the top-20 patterns on Ravelry for the last few years–and for good reason. This swingy and open top-down cardigan is an easy knit that’s great for all knitting levels. Wearable in many seasons, it can be knit in lightweight yarns from lace to fingering weight, depending on how whispery you want your fabric to be. Using a skinny yarn on larger needles makes the project go faster! This is helpful, since once you make one you’ll want another.

FINISHED SIZES
Bust: 32 (35.25, 38.75, 42, 45.25) [48.75, 52, 55.25, 58.75, 62]."
Length: 15.5 (16.75, 18, 19, 20.25) [21.5, 22.5, 23.75, 25, 26]."

YARN
The yardage required is the same for the lace-weight and the fingering-weight versions–the lace-weight version is just airier.
Lace-weight yarns:
3 (4, 4, 5, 5) [6, 6, 7, 7, 8] skeins of Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace (460 yds/420m each).
Or 3 (5, 5, 6, 6) [7, 7, 9, 9, 10] skeins of Isager Spinni Wool 1 (340 yds/311m each).
Or 940 (1410, 1410, 1880, 1880) [2350, 2350, 2820, 2820, 3290] yds of a lace-weight yarn.

Fingering-weight yarns:
5 (7, 7, 9, 9) [11, 11, 13, 13, 15] skeins of Regia Angora Merino (219 yds/200m each).
Or 5 (7, 7, 9, 9) [11, 11, 13, 13, 15] skeins of Regia 4-ply (230 yds/210m each).
Or 4 (6, 6, 7, 7) [9, 9, 11, 11, 12] skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (275 yds/251m each).
Or 3 (5, 5, 6, 6,) [7, 7, 9, 9, 10] skeins Baa Ram Ewe Titus (350 yds/320m each).
Or 4 (6, 6, 7, 7) [9, 9, 11, 11, 13] skeins Isager Alpaca Merino 2 (270 yds/247m each).
Or 940 (1410, 1410, 1880, 1880) [2350, 2350, 2820, 2820, 3290] yds of a fingering-weight yarn.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4 mm) needles: 32" circular and one set of double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn to hold sleeve sts, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
24 sts and 36 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Since this is worked from the top down, you can easily add length to the sleeves and body. The collar band is picked up and knit last–you can knit it in stockinette stitch, ribbing (as shown in photo), or a stitch pattern that you like. The possibilities are endless for knitters of all levels!

4-page printed pattern (requires shipping).