Despite being a big city, San Diego has a relaxed atmosphere that matches this garment perfectly. The San Diego Top-Down Cardigan begins with the back collar, which is worked in two pieces from the center out. The back shoulder stitches are partially cast on and partially picked up from the collar, and the back is then worked down to the armholes. The fronts are picked up from the back shoulders and worked down to the armholes, then joined with the back, and the body is worked in one piece down to the bottom edge; sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole edges and worked down to the cuffs, with short-row shaping for the sleeve caps.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: XXS (XS, S, M) (L, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 25½ (29½, 33½. 38½) (41½, 45½, 49½) (53½, 57½, 61½, 65½)” bust, with fronts overlapped
Yarn Requirements: 780 (880, 980, 1105) (1210, 1320, 1440) (1550, 1680, 1790, 1910) yards of worsted weight yarn such as Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme (100% Cotton; 100g/180yd) shown in 515 Blue
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 12” and 32” circular and DPNs
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch