Published: August 28, 2009
Skill Level: Intermediate
A Knitting Daily eBook edited by Sandi Wiseheart
Cardigans are the quintessential knitter’s knitting—for what knitter, beginner to experienced, has not dreamed of the perfect sweater she or he might knit one day? This is a collection of seven Perfect Cardigans, hand-picked by Sandi Wiseheart.
The Katharine Hepburn Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman combines classy 1950‘s 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.
Skill level: Intermediate.
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