We love the simple knit-purl textures in this piece. The stitch patterns are classics from Fisherman sweaters, and have a unique look in this homespun style yarn. The horizontal striping and texture of the welting pattern are echoed in the “sailor’s rib” stitch pattern, tying everything together visually. Once you establish the two stitch patterns after a couple of repeats, it makes for relaxing knitting, with enough interest to keep you engaged.
New Basic 175 has the rustic look of a traditional Icelandic yarn, but it’s machine washable, lightweight, and outrageously soft. And New Basic 175 in the color Whisper is subtle and gorgeous! This pale greyish white with a hint of mauve makes us think of early morning mist, or the onset of dusk in winter. Plus the light hue shows off textured stitches really nicely.
This breezy piece coordinates effortlessly with a variety of styles! Whether you wrap yourself in the cardigan to keep warm at home, or fling it over a lightweight jacket to wear outdoors, this versatile piece will keep you cozy. You can roll the collar back for a double-thick collar, or wear it up, perhaps overlapping the front edges and closing with a shawl pin.
The cardigan is worked in pieces – the back and two fronts. This makes for very portable knitting, with just a little sewing at the end. The boxy shaping is quite minimal, with a touch of sloping at the shoulder for a nice fit.
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Check out a 360 degree view of this textured cardigan below!
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