I now have my most favorite sweater EVER! The pattern is the Side-way Ribs Cardigan from Knitting Daily’s 7 free patterns, if you haven’t signed up for their website it is a must! It was a quick and simple knit, only calling for increases for the sleeves (M1), the backward look method for casting on more stitches for the front and back and a three needle bind off, all of which are simple even for a beginner. (just watch a video on each one and you’ll be surprised!)
(The pattern is here for those of you on Ravelry!)
Construction was a bit strange as you start with the sleeve first and then work up to the front and back by casting on more stitches.
The second side was made the same way but casting on is reversed for the front and back. Once it’s finished you do a three needle bind off on the back and sew the sleeve and sides together. I’ve had this yarn for over a year and I’m glad that I did this impulse buy, it Moda Dea Tweedle Dee and it’s super soft and was wonderful to work with! I bought 7 skeins and I have two left over.
This sweater isn’t meant to close in the front and some have made a band to go around the front and neck, as of now I’m going to leave it as is, but may change it later we’ll see.