This moss green cable cape cardigan reminds you of wonderful forest walks. This cape has it all: the intricate cable pattern makes it looks sophisticated, the button row makes it practical, the type of yarn makes it snuggly, and the fringe makes it fun! So here is your cardigan free knitting pattern 10/10, Anthropologie-styling quality.
The cape cardigan is just one piece! Yes, it is worked back and forth in rows; knit from the bottom edge upwards to neck. It is strongly recommended to use circular knitting needles instead of straight ones, so that you can easily handle the large number of stitches.
The official rating is intermediate, and I think that indeed you better have a few knitting projects under your belt before starting this one. I recall starting an even more intricate cable pattern as a teenager and never finishing the project as the cable pattern was too much of a challenge and it required full time attention to my work, which, as a youngster I could do only an hour or so at a time.
As well, working with a large number of stitches at any time can be daunting. Once you have learned how to keep track of a pattern in your work, the best part of making this that it is only 1 piece of work. Which I think is great. New sleeves, collar, front or back sections to piece together. Yeah!
Knitting Materials Needed
- 6 (6, 6, 7) skeins Tahki Yarns DONEGAL TWEED in color #851 light olive, but be sure to look at their other gorgeous colors as well!
- Circular Knitting Needles Size 7 (4.5mm) 36”/91.5cm long (or adjusted size to obtain the right gauge)
- Knitting Needles Size 6 (4mm) for the button sections
- Crochet hook Size G-6 (4mm) for the fringe
photo credit | free cardigan knitting pattern :
Tahki Stacy Charles