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#73 Women's Top-Down Short-Sleeved Cardigan PDF Knitting Pattern

  • knitting pattern photo of #73 Women's Top-Down Short-Sleeved Cardigan
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Here's a nice, quick little stylish jacket to knit now! It's worked from the top down, which minimizes seaming, as well as giving you the option of different sleeve and body lengths! What's not to love about that!!!

This makes it a wonderfully versatile knitting pattern to use. How many sweater variations will you make with it?

The model shown has the hip short-sleeve length you are seeing everywhere this season. Leaving the garter stitch cuffs unfolded will give you a 3/4 sleeve loop. It is knit to a top of the hip length, but could easily be worked to a more cropped length or to a longer tunic length, if desired.

The yarn used is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, which comes in 79 gorgeous colors (at last count!). Make one in a bold color, like the Kiwi color chosen here, or stripe it, or color block it.

Kid's version of this pattern is also available for sizes 6-12 months to 10 years old.The yarn used is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, which comes in 79 gorgeous colors (at last count!).

This is a pattern you will use again and again!

See it discussed on the SweaterBabe.com Blog.

For the OPTIONAL Top-Down Cardigan Techniques PDF Download, please visit this page. Written instructions are included in this pattern, but the OPTIONAL download may be helpful to some.

Fave/Queue this pattern on Ravelry.

Finished Knit Measurements: Written for sizes Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large) or Bust Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 42-44, 46-48)" [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 106.5-112, 117-122) cm]. Finished Knit Chest Size: 40 (44 ½, 48, 51, 55)" [101.5 (113, 122, 129.5, 140) cm].

Skill Level: Intermediate level knitting patternPattern is written for Intermediate level knitters, but an Easy level knitter may download the separate Techniques PDF, which has full-color photos of all the special techniques used in the pattern. See below.

Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [125 yds/114 m] per skein): 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) skeins in Kiwi #M-191.

Pattern Gauge: 8 stitches = 3" [7.5cm] and approx. 17 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch on Size 11 [8mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
A bulky weight yarn in a soft wool/mohair blend
a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on size 10-1/2 [6.5mm] needles.

Total Yardage Required:
Approximately 750 (875, 875, 1000, 1000) yds [684 (798, 798, 912, 912) m].

Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: 24 to 32" long (or longer) circular needle in Size 11 [8mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many stitches to knit on straight needles).

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  1. An Easy Classic

    Posted by Vickie on 6th Jan 2014

    I'm not the most experienced knitter but whipped this up in a weekend. I had to lengthen the arms and body a bit (I'm 6 ft tall)but the pattern easily allows for this. I will definitely knit this up again! The best $5 I ever spent!