The Sandbridge Cardigan
Thanks so much for your interest in The Sandbridge Cardigan, part of my Basic Elements Collection. Basic Elements are components of your wardrobe you’ll want to reach for again and again.
The name of this cardigan - Sandbridge - comes from the beach where I lifeguarded as a teen. It’s a beautiful beach in Virginia that had stretches of undeveloped beach, lots of incredible wildlife, and the sorts of soul calming breezes and easy evenings you can only find in a place as beautiful as that beach is.
This sweater is knit with worsted weight yarn, and the sample was done with Rios from Malabrigo in the color Frank Ochre. With textured body and stockinette sleeves, this cardigan will work dressed up or down. I chose to use a collection of buttons I’ve been given over the years, but you could very easily select a uniform set of buttons in any of a number of different styles.
Yarn: 910 (1060, 1210, 1360, 15600, 1660, 1880) yds worsted weight yarn
The sample was made with the following:
Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 3½ oz/100 gr; 210 yds/192 m) in Color Name
Needles: US 8 (5 mm) circular needles 32" long, and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.
US 7 (4.5mm) circular needles 32" long, and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
Waste yarn for use as stitch holder
10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11) buttons ¾"/2cm diameter
Thread for affixing buttons
19 sts and 27 rows = 4" in Tiny Bowknot stitch, after blocking. Save time by taking time to check gauge.
Bust: 32 (35¾, 39½, 43¼, 47, 51, 54¾)" / 81 (90, 100.5, 110, 119.5, 129.5, 139) cm, buttoned
Length: 24¾ (24¾, 26, 26, 26, 27, 27)" / 63 (63, 66, 66, 66, 69, 69) cm
Sample shown is size 39½"/100.5 cm
This cardigan is knit from the bottom up. The sleeves are knit first to the underarms, then set aside. The body is knit to the underarms, then joined to the sleeves. The yoke continues to the neck. Stitches are picked up along the front edges for the button bands.
Need help with some of the techniques? Here are videos for the M1R (Make 1 Right) and M1L (Make 1 Left) increases: