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Minimalist Cardigan

The Minimalist Cardigan is knit in allover moss stitch.

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The Minimalist Cardigan is knit in allover moss stitch, giving solidity to a soft alpaca blend. Ruthie Nussbaum planned the three-quarter sleeves with a completely straight silhouette: The lower edges blouse slightly above snug ribbing for casual polish.
Finished Size: 34 (35 1/2, 39 1/2, 43 1/2, 48 1/2, 52 1/2)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 35 1/2".
Yarn: Lily Chin Signature Collection Park Avenue (60% merino, 40% alpaca; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #27 maroon, 8 (9, 10, 12, 13, 15) skeins. Yarn distributed by CNS Yarns.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in moss st, after blocking.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2007

SKU: EP0226

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ruthie Nussbaum

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Minimalist Cardigan Review by susan lehtinen

I just finished the Minimalist Cardigan this week. Wore it for the first time yesterday to rave reviews. I used cotton yarn so it's a great weight and finish to be used instead of a suit jacket when looking for "business casual". Also the cotton can be laundered easily. The instructions were flawless. The fit was excellent (of course I always tweak things a little so I put darts in the back and a short row in the front to provide some extra room for the girls). Without any alteration, the sleeve fit very well into the body and the shoulders were well proportioned. The garment is easy to wear -- it hangs well from the shoulders. It was a bit tedious knitting acres of seed stitch but the overall effect was lovely. I like the shape so much I'm thinking of making it again -- maybe a different stitch.

(Posted on 10/5/11)

Review by Beth Bogs

Just finished this sweater for my daughter. Loved this pattern - the only improvement would be a top-down raglan version as I never look forward to sewing all those seams. That said, after careful blocking the sweater went together beautifully. The moss stitch, tho'' a bit tedious, gives this sweater a wonderful feel and body. I''ll make this one again... for myself next time!

(Posted on 4/8/10)