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Knitting Daily Launches eBook of Seven Free Knit Cardigan Patterns
eBook features cardigan patterns for every style, shape, and skill-level
Knitting Daily contributing editor Sandi Wiseheart has pulled together in this eBook seven classic knit cardigan patterns from Interweave resources like Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Interweave books, and the Interweave Store.
Each of the cardigans are stand-outs in their class. Whether you imagine cables twining up the sleeves or gracefully flowing lace, each knitted cardigan pattern can spark imagination. From beginner to experienced, layer-friendly knitting patterns to graceful stripes, each free cardigan knitting pattern can be both a delight and challenge.
Here's what Sandi Wiseheart has to say about her choices for the patterns in this free eBook:
Free Cardigan Pattern #1, Katharine Hepburn Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman:
“This cardigan combines classy 1950s styling with a year-round blend of lace and tiny cables,” says Wisheart. Lace and cables. Cables and lace. However you pair the two, you’re bound to come up with a winning combination of hand knitted cardigans. Kathy interpreted this classic combo in two lengths—cropped and hip—in this year-round knitted cardigan. This pattern is an exclusive excerpt from Lace Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd.
Free Cardigan Pattern #2, Amber Beaded Cardigan by Michele Rose Orne
“This pattern offers deceptively simple lace knitting in a flattering silhouette,”
Free Cardigan Pattern #3, Aran Duffle Coat by Judith L. Swartz
“With its cabled hood and lovely Aran cables to its big front pockets and deep ribbed cuffs, this sweater will be a joy to snuggle into,” says Wiseheart. Based on a duffle shape, this oversized cable knit cardigan features deeply cuffed sleeves, dropped shoulders, roomy pockets, and toggle closures. This aran knitting pattern is easy to knit, yet highly textured.
Free Cardigan Pattern #4, Refined Aran Jacket by Pam Allen
“This pattern has been knitter's favorite since it first came out, and is equally at home over a skirt in the office or over jeans out shopping,” says Wiseheart. A classic style, worked in classic yarn, this versatile cable knit cardigan sweater is designed with gorgeous detailing. Aran knitting techniques create knitted cardigans that are uniquely feminine and positively stunning. This is one of our favorite aran knitting patterns.
Free Cardigan Pattern #5, Sienna Cardigan by Ann E. Smith
This slender knit cardigan sweater is worked in an easy garter stitch, with a clever bind off along the collar. A classic V-neck cardigan shape is set off by a band of cabled lace down each front and an unusual picot-edged collar. Simple styling, a bordered waist, and sleeves that finish with a neat bind-off edging keep the focus on the stitch details. All the design elements come together in this wool/alpaca blend knitted jacket.
Free Cardigan Pattern #6, Side-way Ribs Cardigan by Norah Gaughan
“Norah’s Cardigan is a quick, easy knit with thick yarn and big needles. Each piece starts at the cuff and ends at the center for a fun (and fashionable!)
Free Cardigan Pattern #7, Curry Cabled Cardigan by Cathy Payson
Wide and narrow cables form flattering vertical "stripes" in this appealing cable knit cardigan sweater. Cable knit cardigans are just large enough to be cozy and just fitted enough to be flattering.
“This is a wonderful and varied collection of cardigans of stylish, well-constructed cardigans,” says Wiseheart. “Just because you need to stay warm doesn’t mean you can’t
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