Wrap up in cozy style. This graphic cardigan translates all the energy and impact of striped triangular shawls into an eminently wearable blanket-front sweater. Skew is worked top down from the neck ribbing, then front stitches are put on hold while you establish the triangle at the back. Then the whole yoke is worked at once, stitches are set aside for the sleeves, and the work continues to the ribbed hem. All the back increases are completed at the center to maintain the chevrons, but balanced by decreases at the sides so that the fronts are not angled. Gently sinuous raglan shaping at the fronts ensures a comfortable and flattering fit through the shoulders and slim sleeves. Elegant and rustic at once, Skew will easily find a home in any wardrobe. Choose two high-contrast colors from the Shelter palette, try a subtle harmony of your favorite neutrals, or change the look by using odd skeins or a gradient of hues in the stripes.
Striped Drape-Front Cardigan