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Pattern Inspiration: Nurturing Cardigan

December 4, 2014

Sweater season is our favorite time of year, and the chilly start to winter here in Minnesota has us thinking about all things sweater. From the warmest pullover to a versatile cardigan, it’s time to update that winter wardrobe! Kristen TenDyke’s upcoming book No-Sew Knits: 20 Flattering Finish-Free Garments is full of delightful sweater possibilities, and we’re quite smitten with the Nurturing Cardigan that’s knit with our organic Skinny Cotton yarn.

© Joe Hancock

This simple boxy sweater is perfect for layering, and it’s a cinch to knit, too: the body is worked in one piece straight up to the underarms. From there, the underarm stitches are bound off, then the back and fronts are worked separately to the shoulders where they are joined with a three-needle bind-off. There is no complex shaping in the body, making it easy to work a lace pattern (which can be easily interchanged with any of the stitch patterns used in the chapter). The possibilities for this sweater are endless!

We’re seeing some fantastic finished hats in our Bulky Hat KAL that’s happening now through December 15th in our Ravelry group! So far, our KAL participants are loving how quickly these hats knit up – and boy, are they warm! Make gifts for your entire family in a snap and you just might win our grand prize; for each hat you finish and post by December 15th, you’ll be entered in our drawing. Click here to join in the fun!

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