The Worn-Open Cardigan is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of this cardigan and instructions on how to create it.
The Worn-Open Cardigan is part of my “CustomFit Basics” collection, a series of basic sweaters with simple trims designed to work with just about any yarn you’d like to use. Cardigans meant to be worn open are deservedly popular – they’re very easy to throw on and off, go with a variety of different outfits and styles, and work well across a variety of yarns.
This one features seed stitch trim on the cardigan opening and sleeve cuffs, and discreet 1×1 ribbing on the bottom. Worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves, I’ve shown it here in an easygoing straight silhouette and set-in sleeves. You can also make it a modified drop-shoulder construction, with a-line, hourglass, and tapered silhouettes, for anyone you’d like.
The Worn-Open Cardigan is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Naomi in an “women’s close fit” with set-in sleeves and a straight silhouette, but is available with a-line, hourglass, and tapered silhouettes as well. It can be made in all of CustomFit’s fit choices and construction choices for men, women, or children.
Your own customized version of the Worn-Open Cardigan pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. The design looks great at a variety of gauges.
I used Aalta Truth for this sample, in the color “Light Gray”. This 80% merino / 20% baby alpaca yarn is a dream to knit with and to wear – it’s soft, softly heathered, and with a soft halo. (Did I mention soft?)
To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater, you’ll need approximately 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) hanks of Truth to make this yarn.
For other yarns, CustomFit will give you a yardage estimate before you finalize a custom pattern, but you can also use Hannah Fettig’s Stashbot app or pamphlet to estimate yarn requirements when purchasing yarn.
The Worn-Open Cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in or modified drop-shoulder sleeves.
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