Skills required: cast on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, following a simple cable pattern (charts and written instructions provided), working an I-cord edging (explanations provided), yarn over, I-cord bind off (explanations provided), a small amount of grafting (link to online kitchener stitch tutorial provided).

Construction: This cardigan is worked from the bottom up and features an easy cable pattern on a garter stitch background. Sleeves are worked in the round first, and body is worked flat. Sleeves are then joined to the body to work the yoke in one piece. The neckline is finished with an I-cord bind-off. Both charts and written instructions are provided to accommodate personal preference.

 

Silverfox Cardigan


I was inspired by the lovely colorway of this beautiful Madelinetosh yarn and aimed to achieve just the right balance of garter stitch and cables. The cables are easy and lend a polished and unusual look to this cardigan. Many sophisticated details make this design a perfect heirloom.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 5.25 Euros.

Sizes available: 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2yo // 3yo, 4yo, 5yo, 6yo

To fit chest: 17, 18, 19, 20 // 22, 23, 24, 25 inches or 43, 46, 48, 51 // 56, 58, 61, 63.5 cm.
Garment chest at underarms: 19.25, 20.25, 21.25, 22 // 24, 25, 26.25, 27.5 inches or 49, 51.5, 54, 56 // 61, 64, 66.5, 69.5 cm

Yarn Requirements: 

  • 2, 2, 2, 3 // 3, 4, 4, 4 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh dk 100% superwash merino; 225 yards/206 m per 100g/3.5oz skein or approximately 350, 400, 450, 500 // 600, 625, 675, 700 yds or 320, 365, 411, 457 // 549, 571, 617, 640 meters of dk weight yarn.

Gauge: 

  • 20 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles
  • 20-stitch, 12-row repeat from Back Chart Size 1 measures 5” or 12.5cm wide and 1.3” or 3.5cm high with larger needles, after blocking

Needles: 

  • US 6 or 4mm circular needle or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge.
  • 1 set of matching dpns for sleeves
  • US 4 or 3.5mm dpns (i.e. 2 sizes smaller) for I-cord bind off
  • Cable needle or dpn

Notions:

  • 14 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 4 stitch holders or waste yarn
  • three 5/8 inch or 1.5cm diameter buttons