Because of the sideways construction, the Sidelines Cardigan’s wide rib texture with slipped stitch detail turns into a textural horizontal stripe pattern that is combined with a wide hem, cuffs, and buttonband in twisted ribbing and a folded neckline (optionally worked in contrasting colors). The modular construction makes this an (almost) seamless project.
Sidelines is a casually oversized cardigan that can be tailored to your preferences: With 8 body and sleeve circumferences, 6 lengths from cropped to tunic-length, and 3 neckline options to choose from, you can mix and match to create your dream cardigan!
Customize your size by combining any circumference, length and neckline option:*
* Circumferences 7 & 8 can’t be combined with Length a. Any other combination is possible!
1-2 color(s) of DK-weight yarn (about 212 m / 232 yds per 100 g)
792-2168 m / 866-2371 yds / 5-12 skeins** in total
See yardage table for details for your size!
** Number of skeins refers to Merino DK by Hedgehog Fibres (MC) and Merino DK by WalkCollection (CC).
Sample 1 (blue-green-khaki/turquoise):
Merino DK by Hedgehog Fibres (100% Merino, 200 m / 219 yds per 115 g) in the colorway Sage (blue/khaki green – MC), and
Merino DK by WalkCollection (100% Merino, 225 m / 246 yds per 100 g) in the colorway Arielle (mint – CC) in size 3cS
Sample 2 (black/dark pink):
Tweedy by Hedgehog Fibres (50% Falkland Merino / 37.5% recycled Wool / 12.5% thread waste; 230 m per 100 g) in the colorway Noir (black – MC), and
Merino DK by Hedgehog Fibres (100% Merino, 200 m / 219 yds per 115 g) in the colorway Plump (dark pink – CC) in size 3cM
21 sts / 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch on US 6 / 4.0 mm needles (after blocking)
Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!
US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needles, 80-100 cm / 32-40” long (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape); optional: DPNs in same size for sleeves & cuffs
tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers, 1 removable/locking stitch marker, crochet hook, waste yarn for the provisional cast-on and to hold stitches, 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) buttons with a diameter of 15 mm / ⅝” for lengths a (b, c, d, e, f) + 1 additional button for neck-size S only