This seamless sweater has a modern look with an easy fit through the body, gentle shaping at the waist and slim fit through the arms. The unusual shoulder construction is accentuated by an optional vertical intarsia stripe.
The main part of the sweater is knitted back and forth on circular needles and the sleeves are worked in the round. The button band is knitted separately and attached at the end.
Bust / Hips 31 (35, 39, 43, 47)"
Length 26.5 (27.5, 28, 29, 30)"
pictured: size 35" bust modeled with 1" negative ease.
US 6 DPN’S and ≥ 24 inch circular needles
US 7 DPN’s and ≥ 24 inch circular needles
(body knitted flat; sleeves worked circularly)
DK Weight yarn 50g balls (125 yards each) in two colors
• Color A- 6 (7, 7, 8, 10)
• Color B- 4 (4, 4, 5, 6)
9 ¾ inch buttons
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Q: I’m nervous about sewing the button band to the sweater. Any tips?
A: Sure, here’s the steps I followed to make mine: 1. Pin the band to one half of the cardigan. Overlap the edges about .25” with the band resting on top. 2. Try the cardigan on in a mirror and make adjustments to your pins so the band lays as flat as possible. 3. Repeat the process on the other half of the cardigan. 4. Once your band is pinned perfectly in place, use a running stitch to attach the band.
Q: Any advice about the buttons?
A: Select a button that is lightweight. Over time, heavy buttons will weigh down and stretch one side of your cardigan. Also, I like to use a backing button for garments like this. If you’re unsure what that is, watch my video tutorial about sewing buttons.