Monday 23 April 2012

French Braid Cardigan Pattern

French Braid Main

My French Braid Cardigan pattern is now available and I could not be more excited about it! As far as pattern writing goes, I stayed the course with this one and managed to knock it out in much less time than it usually takes me. I had a very clear vision of what I wanted this cardigan to be right off the bat, when it wasn't working out just right, I ripped and re-knit until I got it! I'm very pleased with it and have been wearing it a lot ever since I cast off. 

French Braid Cardigan

If you ask me, spring time is actually the perfect season to knit yourself a lovely layering piece like this because since the weather is starting to warm up you don't have to cover up all your gorgeous hand knits with a big winter coat! I've been wearing mine instead of a jacket lately and it feels so good to shed that heavy winter layer. 

French Braid Cardigan

This sweater is knit from the top down in one piece with almost no finishing required. The swooping cable panel that runs around the neck and down the fronts adds a really flattering line to an other wise casually fitting sweater. This sweater definitely earns it's name with the french braid cable detailing down the front, on the sleeves and down the back. I knit this sample in my new Frost colourway and am crazy for it! 

French Braid Cardigan


Size: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”
Yarn: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight yarn 115g (4oz) = 187m (205yds) sample shown in Frost.
Needles5mm (US 8) 24” (or longer) circular 
              5mm (US8) dpns 
              or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge18 sts and 25 rows in 4” in stockinette stitch.
Additional Tools and MaterialsStitch markers in 2 different colours (4 colour A and 6 colour B), waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, crochet hook.

Ravelry Pattern Page here.
More details on my website here