Full Circle Cardigan

Full Circle big


This seamless sweater is constructed in one piece from the top down. The silhouette is long and easy, but waist shaping ensures a body-flattering fit. Playful round cables snake down the fronts and the back, echoed by small cables on the sleeve cuffs.

Pattern includes cable instructions in both chart and written-out (line-by-line) formats.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L / 1X, 2X, 3X). Sample shown in size M, modeled with no ease.

FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENT: 30.5 (34.25, 37, 41.75 / 45.5, 49.25, 52)”, or 77.5 (87, 94, 106 / 115.5, 125, 132) cm

YARN: Araucania Toconao (100% merino; 139 yds/127 m per 100g skein); color 512, Cactus Green; 6 (7, 7, 8 / 8, 9, 9) skeins

NOTE: The yardage given on the Toconao labels appears to be incorrect. My skeins were in the 150-170 yd range. If substituting yarn, you will need approximately 1025 (1100, 1200, 1250 / 1300, 1400, 1450) yds / 937 (1005, 1097, 1143 / 1189, 1280, 1326) meters of heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn.

NEEDLES: US #8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, 29” or longer; set of four or five US #8 (5.0 mm) double-pointed needles

NOTIONS: Stitch markers (4 of color/type A, 6 of color/type B); cable needle; waste yarn; yarn needle; four 1.5-inch/3.8 cm buttons

GAUGE: 17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

SKILLS NEEDED: Basic knitting and purling, basic increases and decreases (including knitting and purling through the front and back of a stitch), cables, picking up stitches for neckband.

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FC BackBust closeFC Sleeve detail