Summer Garter Yoke Cardigan

June 18, 2009

This is my second time knitting this sweater pattern. The first was made in Rowan Cashsoft Aran, shown here and Raveled here. My daughter loved it and she took it home. I'm always so happy when she likes a sweater of mine because she is hard to knit for.

For this white one, I used the lovely and wonderful Rowan Handknit Cotton, very soft in the hand and makes a beautiful fabric that is fairly easy care.

The pattern's smallest size is a small, so for an XS I made the following modifications:

Make The Yoke: Stop at row 37.

Shape The Raglan: Start this on row 38. At end of this section, repeat rows 3 and 4 six times: 245 sts (153 for body and 46 for each arm).

I did the waist shaping as written, changing the stitch count to correspond with the changes I made above.

This is one of FOUR white sweaters I am working on for the summer. I am at a bit of a standstill on the other three, so am working on some simple sweaters in the meantime, but have high hopes of finishing the white ones very soon! I just need to buckle down and spend some quiet time working out the modifications I need for proper fit. I really hate to change a pattern, but often find myself doing it because fit is everything in a knit, don't you agree?

My little granddaughter is already planning her 9th birthday party which will be an American Girl Tea Party. Love the possibilities of this! This is what I came up with last year, shown here and Raveled here.

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  1. How very, very beautiful!!!! 3 white knits though??? Do you not get tired of knitting no color? This IS really stunning though, so maybe...

    I have made quite a few of your creations favorites on Ravelry! Guess I better go make this one too. Thanks for sharing~Jan

  2. This is such a lovely sweater! It really suits you. :-)


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