Common Ground

Common Ground is an open, hooded cardigan sized from XS-4X that is knit seamlessly from the top-down. It is meant to be worn open, so it does not completely cover the chest. The yoke part is knit in garter stitch to give it some texture. Then the body incorporates a simple diamond eyelet stitch pattern that gives it that extra something special. I included a hood to really give it that autumnal feel, but since the hood is created by picking up stitches you could always forego adding it if you prefer. It’s knit up using bulky-weight yarn so it’s a pretty fast project–I used Cascade Ecological Wool which, at over 470 yards a skein, you’ll only need 2-4 skeins of (depending on your size).

Pattern cost: $6.00

PATTERN INFORMATION

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X)

Finished Bust: 32 (35, 39.5, 44, 48, 52, 55.5, 58.5)” / 81 (89, 100, 112, 122, 132, 141, 149) cm
[see “Special Sizing Information” to pick your size]

Gauge:
3.75 sts & 5.75 rows = 1” / 2.5 cm in St st
3.75 sts & 7 rows = 1” / 2.5 cm in garter st

Yarn: 850 (960, 1065, 1170, 1280, 1390, 1490, 1600) yds of bulky yarn, shown in Ecological Wool by Cascade (100% Natural Peruvian Wool; 250 gram ball = 478 yds), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins

Needles & Other Supplies
• 29” / 74 cm & 16” / 41 cm circular knitting needles in size US 10 / 6 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• 29” / 74 cm & 16” / 41 cm circular knitting needles in size US 9 / 5.5 mm (or 1 size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge)
• 4 stitch markers
• 2 pieces of scrap yarn, around 20” / 51 cm in length
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

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