This cardigan is all about simplicity. It skips the common ribbed cuffs, hem, and button band in favor of stockinette throughout for greater fabric drape. A simple single crochet and reverse single crochet edging is worked along all edges to prevent rolling. The back, fronts, and sleeves are all worked separately and then sewn together. The pocket linings are worked as you go and then stitches are picked up and worked for the pocket top. The sweater is sized to fit actual bust measurements of 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)" with garment measurements of approximately 3" more. Designed by Barry Klein.
Savona, from Trendsetter, is a classic wool tweed. It is made from recycled wool fibers that are spun into new yarns in subtle neutral colors. Savona is a sport weight yarn but is knit more firmly in this project, at 7 stitches per inch in stockinette.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn for the cardigan. For this project you will also need:
- single point needles in US size 5 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- 2 stitch holders
- crochet hook in size D
- tapestry needle
The sweater is shown in Savona main color 3532 with accent 1115. If you would like your project to be in this color combination, simply order the kit using the pull-down menu above to select the size. If you would like to pick your own colors, see our Savona page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your two color choices in the box above. Please tell us which is the main color.