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The Worn-Open Cardigan is part of my "CustomFit Basics" collection, a series of basic sweaters with simple trims designed to work with just about any yarn you'd like to use. Cardigans meant to be worn open are deservedly popular - they're very easy to throw on and off, go with a variety of different outfits and styles, and work well across a variety of yarns.
This one features seed stitch trim on the cardigan opening and sleeve cuffs, and discreet 1x1 ribbing on the bottom. Worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves, I've shown it here in an easygoing straight silhouette. You can also make it a-line, hourglass, and tapered silhouettes, for anyone you'd like.
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Pictured in straight silhouette. Also available in a-line, hourglass, and tapered silhouettes. Please see our page on silhouettes for a full explanation of silhouettes in Customfit.
I used Aalta Truth for this sample, in the color "Light Gray". This 80% merino / 20% baby alpaca yarn is a dream to knit with and to wear - it's soft, softly heathered, and with a soft halo. (Did I mention soft?)
To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater, you'll need approximately 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) hanks of Truth to make this yarn.
(If you're using anything else, I strongly recommend Hannah Fettig's excellent app Stashbot for estimating your yardage needs.)
Worn-open Cardigan uses the following design choices:
- Style: cardigan
- Silhouettes: Pictured in straight silhouette. Also available in a-line, hourglass, and tapered silhouettes.
- Length: Long
- Sleeves: Three-quarter-length tapered sleeve
- Neck style: Average-width average-width vee neck
- Hem edging and height: 1x1 Ribbing, ½"/1.5 cm
- Sleeve edging and height: Seed Stitch, 1½"/4 cm
- Button band allowance: 2"/5 cm
- Button band edging and height: Seed Stitch, 2"/5 cm