I can already feel a chill in the air at night—a sure sign that fall is approaching. And what could be better to ward off that chill than a cardigan sweater? It can be thrown on over a tee shirt and worn open or it can be buttoned up under a blazer if it's a little chillier. In fact, its versatility is one of the best parts of a knit cardigan—you can wear it any way you need to, under or over, open or closed, dressed up or dressed down.
In our new free eBook, Knit Cardigan Patterns from Knitting Daily: 7 Free Knitting Patterns, Knitting Daily contributing editor Sandi Wiseheart has pulled together seven classic knit cardigan patterns from Interweave resources like Knitscene, Interweave Knits, and the Interweave Store.
We think each of the cardigans in this eBook are stand-outs in their class. Here's what Sandi has to say about her choices for the patterns in this free eBook:
The Katharine Hepburn Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman combines classy 1950s styling with a year-round blend of lace and tiny cables. The Amber Beaded Cardigan by Michele Rose Orne offers deceptively simple lace knitting in a flattering silhouette. (The beads are optional and sewn on after the knitting is done-clever!)
Then there's the Aran Duffle Coat by Judith L. Swartz, which from its cabled hood and lovely Aran cables to its big front pockets and deep ribbed cuffs, is a joy to snuggle into on a blustery winter's day. The Refined Aran Jacket by Pam Allen, a knitter's favorite since it first came out, is equally at home over a skirt in the office or over jeans out shopping.
In the Sienna Cardigan by Ann E. Smith, a classic V-neck cardigan shape is set off by a band of cabled lace down each front and an unusual picot-edged collar. The Side-Way Ribs Cardigan by Norah Gaughan 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!) sideways project.
Finally, the Curry Cabled Cardigan by Cathy Payson shows off rivers of wide and narrow cables in graceful, flattering vertical "stripes" in a cozy classic sweater.
This is a wonderful and varied collection of cardigans—which is one of the most important pieces in your wardrobe. You'll want to make every one of these knit cardigan patterns, so download your free eBook now and get started!