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Draped Front Cardigan in “Idiot’s Guide: Knitting Sweaters”

The lovely Megan Goodacre has a new book out and we are delighted that she’s used our yarn in one of the 20 projects! It’s a book series you might even be familiar with, Idiot’s Guides: Knitting Sweaters.

The Draped Front Cardigan is a charmingly feminine sweater, with beautiful drape and soft, delicate details. Our Silk Crush is the perfect match! Wear it loose and open, or wrap it closed with your favorite shawl pin. As you knit, you’ll enjoy the top-down seamless construction and easy short rows on the collar. Treat yourself to a merino silk blend, like the one shown here, for something really elegant.

Draped Front Cardigan in Silk Crush. © Alpha Books.

Draped Front Cardigan in Silk Crush. © Alpha Books.

Draped Front Cardigan in Silk Crush. © Alpha Books.

Draped Front Cardigan in Silk Crush. © Alpha Books.

  • SKILLS NEEDED Knit/purl, working in the round, picking up and knitting, short rows
  • FINISHED SIZE Finished Bust: 29 3/4 (33, 37 3/4, 41, 46 1/4, 49, 53, 57, 61) inches (75.5 (84, 96, 104, 117.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145, 155) cm)
  • YARN SweetGeorgia Silk Crush (50% superwash merino wool, 50% silk; 375 yd, 115 g): mink, 125 – 2625 yards (1029 – 2400 m)
  • NEEDLES US 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • GAUGE 24 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St.

You can find Megan’s book through Amazon.

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About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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4 thoughts on “Draped Front Cardigan in “Idiot’s Guide: Knitting Sweaters”

  1. Christine Johnson says:

    These pictures don’t really show how the front drapes, though! Can you put up more pictures?

    1. Tabetha A. Hedrick says:

      I found one more and added it to the post. Thanks so much for asking about it. :) It’s a cute little cardi, don’t you think?

  2. Christine Johnson says:

    These pictures don’t really show how the front drapes, though! Can you put up more pictures?

    1. Tabetha A. Hedrick says:

      I found one more and added it to the post. Thanks so much for asking about it. :) It’s a cute little cardi, don’t you think?

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