Charleston Cardigan

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Knit.Now Issue 89, June 2018

The Charleston Cardigan features a modern lace stitch pattern that is easy to memorize. The clean lines and simple silhouette are a perfect match for all of your spring and early summer outfits.

Design Background

Charleston was designed with just the right amount of knitting intrigue. Over a base of stockinette stitch columns of lace interspersed over the garment let your spring outfit peak out from under your warm layer. Pair it with a sweet dress or simple jeans and tee outfit. The classic cardigan construction allows the stitch pattern and yarn to really shine, and let’s the knitter enjoy knitting for the sake of knitting. Knit this with a soft alpaca/merino blend yarn in a rich pink rose color to blend perfectly into your spring wardrobe. This is a design that is spring perfect and seasonless all at the same time.

Construction Details

All pieces are worked from the bottom up, flat, and then seamed. The pieces each start with a narrow trim of 1x1 twisted rib that flows easily into the lace pattern worked, a simple combination of yo’s and k2tog’s or ssk’s. The pieces are worked evenly to the armholes when set in sleeves are created. The sleeves are worked from cuff to sleeve cap in the same pattern. The fronts feature a gentle v-neck shape that begins just before the armhole shaping. Once all pieces have been worked, blocked, and seamed, stitches are picked up for the neckband. The neckband is worked in 1x1 twisted rib as well, and button holes are created along the front.

Styling Options

Charleston Styling Options