Silverfox unisex cable cardigan - knitting pattern
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.
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).
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.
Finished garment chest: 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
- knitting pattern (pdf file)
- US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements
- Sizes 3mo to 6yo
- Suitable for an intermediate knitter
Materials you need at home:
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.
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 * 4 stitch holders or waste yarn * tapestry needle * three 5/8 inch or 1.5cm diameter buttons
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
Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.
I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.