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Top Down Cardi

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There are few things more rewarding than hand knit sweaters. This simple Top Down Cardi gets its name from the direction you knit it - starting from the top down! Made mostly in garter stitch, this light sweater is a great project for a beginner to take on. You can easily gauge your shaping in top down patterns, so beginners can easily envision the end result of their labors with this pattern.

Top Down Cardi
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Knitting Needle Size: 4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

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For those who asked about making this sweater for an adult, just look for a raglan sleeve sweater in the adult size. There are many patterns on allfreeknitting.com You can then follow the basic stripe pattern to make the pretty yoke. You could add bits and pieces of yarn to make the random stripes in the body of the sweater. Look for the Italian join in a search engine or on Youtube, to find a great way of joining yarns without having ends to weave in or knots. It looks like the designer added in a bobbly stripe around the neck I think I would leave that off for an adult.

A geat way to knit for chn and babies if you are not sure of their size. You can use left overs without them looking like that too and can add a few inches if need be as the child grows. If using good wool it is a good way to make them last and last.

Love the sweater and would love to make it for my toddler granddaughter. What are the three sizes?

You may find the adult pattern on the website of lionbrand.com

for adults - something like this? http://www.oneskeinwonders.com/patterns/shrug.php

Oh, dear. I was so hoping this was an adult pattern!! I have a few like this for babies and kids, but don't knit anything for them! I just knit for myself and DH and maybe another adult, sometimes. Will you be working on one for us grown-ups??

I would LOVE to have this pattern in adult sizes. What a great way to use up various colors of left over yarn!

you can make this into an adult size this way. Using the gauge on your yarn, cast on stitches this way: measure form your collar bone to your shoulder bone - then figure out the # of sts per your swatch. thats the front measure from your front shoulder bone to the back thats the sleeve part Then from the back shoulder one all accross to the other one thats the back. follow the pattern for children. I shall try find one for adults and post it asap

Someone with a really good math background might be able to proportion this out to adult size and appropriate needles.

Hi Anne Leona - Unfortunately at this time we only have a pattern for the child's version of this Top Down Cardi. We will be on the lookout for adult top down sweaters and add a pattern if we find one. -The editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am with Jesbilhick -where is the adult version? Would make a great stash buster I think.

where is the adult top down cardigan?

I like the sound of this pattern, have saved it for when i finish what i am knitting. Know someone that has knitted a grown up cardigan for herself

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