The joys of spring are simple ones: a glimpse of color at the tip of a branch, a little bit of light after work. Our Simple Yoke Cardigan is the perfectly easy piece to welcome this hard-won season.
Knit in a top-down construction with yarn-over increases around the garter-stitch yoke, it couldn’t be simpler to create this loveliest of layers. We used our hand-dyed, fingering weight Posy, softly blooming here in Lilac Mist. Plant your own garden in any of 18 sweet shades, from earthy Fern Green to bright Azalea Glow or soft Drizzle Gray (hey, it’s spring!).
And the finishing touch that’s as cute as a button… Close up your cardi against any bit of chill with our new Round Corozo Buttons, in a dyed-to-match color to will put spring in your step!
Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.
- 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Posy, 75% superwash merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% nylon. Each skein is approximately 318 yards/100 grams; approximately 1445 (1685, 1835, 2105, 2255, 2565) yards required. We used the color Lilac Mist.
- US 1, 32-, 40- or 47-inch circular needles (depending on size you are making)
- US 1, 16-inch circular needles
- A set of US 1 double pointed needles
- Stitch markers
- Removable stitch markers
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13) ½-inch buttons. We used Purl Soho’s Round Corozo Buttons in Lilac Mist.
- A Simple Yoke Cardigan Pattern
28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
25 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
37½ (41¾, 45½, 49¾, 53½, 57¾), buttoned
To fit actual chest circumference of 31–34 (35–38, 39–42, 43–46, 47–50, 51–54) inches, with 3–6 inches of ease
- Finished Chest Circumference (buttoned): 37½ (41¾, 45½, 49¾, 53½, 57¾) inches
- Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 22¼ (24½, 24¾, 27, 27¼, 29½) inches
- Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm To Cuff: 17½ (17½, 17¾, 17¾, 18, 18) inches
SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 37½, worn with 5 inches of ease.
The Simple Yoke Cardigan Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.