I wanted to create a lightweight summer pullover and I knew that I wanted there to be stripes to keep with the nautical theme I was working towards with the collection. As I was swatching different ideas, I found that I like the Garter stitch stripes on the wrong side of the pattern. It took something expected and made it just a little bit cooler.
The sweater is perfect for spring & summer use in Knit Picks’ CotLin. Use the seafoam and white for a light spring look, go graphic with grey and black, or go classically neutral with cream and brown (From left to right: Sagebrush, Swan, Whisker, Black, Linen, Thicket).
This cardigan knits up so quickly as it’s just a combination of garter stitch and stockinette stitch. There’s minimal shaping and the 1×1 twisted rib at the hems keeps everything neat and clean. I incorporated stockinette selvage stitches at each edge to make seaming and picking up stitches for the button band as easy as possible.