When I teach knitting classes on how to custom fit garments, this is the most popular pattern we use. This cardigan is versatile and flattering on a variety of figures. Wear it open or pin it with a fun brooch at the neck or waist. It works for everyone!
General knitting skills.
Small (medium, large, x-large)
NOTE: The open design accommodates a range of sizes. It can be left open in larger sizes or closed with an inch or so of overlap in the smaller sizes.
5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Madeline Tosh DK
(100% superwash merino, 225 yds/205 m, 3.5 oz/100 g);
sample in color fig
11 (11, 13, 15, 16, 17) skeins Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed
(85% wool, 15% angora, 92 yds/50g) [discontinued]
7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins Jo Sharp Silkroad dk Tweed
(85% merino wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere, 147 yds/50g) [discontinued]
Any light worsted yarn that gets gauge.
#7 or #8 needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Optional brooch for closure.
16 sts and 24 rows = 4" square in st st.