Diane Soucy

for Knitting Pure and Simple

981 Children's Neckdown Cardigan (Top Down, ages 2 - 12)

"This popular basic cardigan is one you can make for years, with many different yarns," says Soucy. "Shown with the hood option, it can also have a crew neck or a jacket collar and can close with a zipper or buttons. Written at a gauge of 4 stitches to the inch for heavy worsted weight yarn. Sizes 2-4, 6-8, 10-12." A winning classic, great fun to knit, with traditional 1 x 1 rib at hem and cuffs and garter stitch edging the front of the hood and front bands. Cast off the sides of the hood together using a three-needle bind off, or graft them, and there's no sewing at all.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • top-down, no sewing
  • 3 sizes, to fit ages 2-4, 6-8, 10-12; see data page
  • digital PDF has 2 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.5 mm
    • US 9
    • 16.0 st st
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