Kristen TenDyke - Basketcase Cardigan

  Basketcase Cardigan  
   The blocky nature of the drop-shoulder silhouette makes a good backdrop for the graphic ribs and basketweave blocks in Kristen TenDyke's sporty cardigan. Kristen followed the basic instructions for 5 stitches/inch for the sweater shown here, but added a basketweave pattern on the yoke, sleeves and lower body edging. She added to the overall textured look by working most of the lower body in rib and the front bands in garter stitch to prevent rolling, and she added the neck with a row of picked up stitches that were bound off on the following row. The simple knit-and-purl pattern can easily be translated to any of the sizes or gauges provided in this book. To align the k3, p3 ribs with the basketweave pattern in the yoke, Kristen chose to break the pattern along the side "seams" rather than adjust the number of stitches in the basic pattern.


Finished Measurements:
about 34.5 (37.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5)" bust circumference buttoned

Yarn Requirements:
Balance by O-Wool
50% organic cotton, 50% organic wool
50 gram hank = approx 130 yards
• 9 (10, 12, 13, 15) hanks: #2015 Lapis

Knitting Needles:
Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 32" circular and set of 4 or 5 dpns. Or size to obtain gauge.

Removable markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; markers; seven 1/2" buttons

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Basketweave Pattern. Take time to save time, check your gauge.


Photos courtesy of Interweave Press.



Pattern available in
The Knitter's Handy Book
of Top-Down Sweaters (e-book only)

by Ann Budd

Interweave Press 2012



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