Hey peeps! I have a new, free knitting pattern for you today which I hope you will all love.
It’s a basic, vintage cardigan with a low v-neck that can be paired with all of your new (or existing) clothes for the fall and winter.
Here’s the pdf for you all to download: Basic Vintage Cardigan.
It’s actually hard to see the details on the color image, but if you open up the pdf you’ll see that there’s a small edge of “ribbing” that goes all around the neckline and into the hem that creates the button band area. Why I have ribbing in quotation marks is because it’s not traditional ribbing; instead you’re knitting every row along the neckline (with 11 stitches) that gives an illusion of ribbing, but it’s way easier to do. Basically you’re doing a garter stitch (knit every row) along the neckline. This simple detail eliminates a lot of the finishing that you would have to do if it were traditional ribbing where you’d have to pick up stitches all around the neckline and then do the ribbing.
A great majority of the vintage patterns have been in one or two sizes (34 bust) since they assumed people would know how to make things larger/smaller if they needed to. But this pattern comes in 4 different sizes, so those of you who aren’t a 34″ won’t need to do a lot of math to resize this little cardigan. It comes in 33-34, 35-36, 37-38, and even 39-40. How cool is that?!
I really think this pattern would be a perfect beginner pattern to make your first vintage knit!
Anyone have any plans to incorporate some knitting or crochet into your fall or winter wardrobe planning?