View Full Version : Open Front Cardigan

04-28-2009, 02:53 PM
Hi, I am looking for a pattern for and open front cardigan. I bought one and want to try and make one. Is there a way to make a pattern from the one I own? Also, what yarn should I use, I was thinking fingering or sport, something light, but not too expensive. I've included a picture of one that is similar to the one I own. Thanks for your help!

Jan in CA
04-28-2009, 03:30 PM
If you know about designing and are familiar with knitted fabrics you might be able to design something similar, but I think finding a similar pattern and altering it a bit might be easier. :shrug:

5th one down on this page is very similar.

This one has a drapey effect and might be able to be altered so it's closer.

04-28-2009, 05:10 PM
Thanks for responding so quickly, I was looking at the first one and do you think you could suggest a light yarn that would drape like the photo? or what fiber would simulate it? Thanks again!

Jan in CA
04-28-2009, 09:02 PM
The yarn used for the sample design is Allegoro by Classic Elite Yarns. It is a loosely plied 70% cotton, 30% linen and it's about 6 st. to the inch in gauge with size 5 US needles. This guide (http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html) puts at about a sport to DK weight. It's a fairly new pattern so there isn't a lot of info about it yet even on Ravelry.

I don't know of specific yarns, but I know bamboo produces a drapey fabric so it might be an option. Hopefully someone else here can help you out with info. :thumbsup: