Vintage Cables Cardigan
Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sizes Included: Small - 37" finished bust, Medium - 39" finished bust, Large - 42" finished bust, X-Large - 44" finished bust
Yarn Shown: Comfy Fingering Yarn
Needles/Hooks Suggested: Size 2 (2.75mm): 16" and 48" circular and straight
Fiber Type: Cotton & Blends
This isn't just any old cardigan pattern. There's a story behind it, and it's one I would like to share with you.
One day at one of my local yarn shops, I met an older lady who, when she found out that I design knitwear, asked if I could help her with a problem. I wasn't sure what she meant, so I asked. She proceeded to tell me about a 30-year-old cardigan that was damaged in a house fire -- and it was the only one her husband would wear. She asked if I could recreate the design so she could knit a new one for her husband.
I was really unsure, but I told her I would give it a go. I knew it would be a lot of work, and it was. But with the knitting back-up of my sister and a good friend, it's done. After lots of stitches, tinking, math, crying, laughing, and watching my self-set deadlines fly past, it's done. And it turned out to be a great cardigan for men or women. I hope you enjoy it!
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