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Shepherd Tartan Cardigan

By: Free Vintage Knitting

A little classic charm never went awry. To give your man a look straight from the 1950s, try free vintage knitting patterns like the Shepherd Tartan Cardigan. This real vintage pattern, originally published in 1950, details how to knit a sweater complete with pockets and colorwork. The neutral color scheme can be easily layered to make any outfit extra dapper. For a sweater that will never go out of style, knit your way back in time with this classic tartan cardigan.

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Knitting Needle Size1 or 2.25 mm, 3 or 3.25 mm

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge7 stitches, 9 rows, 1 inches. stockinette stitch

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I would love to knit this, but I don't know a man who would wear it. I love that classic, almost formal look but the styles (at least of the men I know) tend to be much more relaxed unless they're in business suits. We have lost something along the way!

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