The Harvest Cardigan is our gift to the lovely knitters of the world this Christmas, and it is also the final pattern in The Simple Collection, our 100% free learn-to-knit series.
Classic and easy to wear, this simple and seamless top down cardi is perfect to pull on over anything.
Is this your first garment? We’ll walk you through all the techniques, step-by-step, in our ‘Let’s Knit a Cardigan’ tutorial.
I photographed Harvest as the last golden leaves of fall were dropping from the trees, but now winter is here and a warm, snuggly cardigan is the perfect knit!
Harvest Project Details :::
yarn: Worsted / Aran weight yarn; see the pattern for yardage requirements. We used Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in ‘glazed pecan’ and ‘smokestack’.
suggested needles: US 8/ 5mm and US 6 / 4mm
sizing: The pattern includes 7 baby-child sizes, and 10 adult sizes!
pattern: Free! Download the Harvest pattern now
::: Cleverly Simple Seamless Construction :::
Harvest is knit seamlessly from the top down, with a construction method that is interesting, yet very simple to work! The garter stitch collar is the base from which a typical, top-down raglan cardigan is begun. This wide garter collar flows seamlessly into a deep v-neck, which you can fasten under the bust with a pretty shawl pin for some va va voom! Or if you prefer buttons, you can work one or more buttonholes in the garter band, and pick a big bold button or three to adorn this simple cardi.
::: Adorable on little girls and boys :::
I love how Harvest suits little ones too! Hunter looks sweet and sophisticated in a soft grey, but there are many adorable versions of Harvest on girls and boys… check out other knitters’ projects on ravelry for inspiration!
::: The Simple Collection is for Sharing :::
This year, starting with the Wheat Scarf in June, and ending with the Harvest Cardigan this Christmas, we brought you The Simple Collection. We have invested untold hours and dollars into this project, to share our modern aesthetic, seamless construction techniques, and wide range of sizing with new knitters, and knitters who are new to Tin Can Knits.
Each of the 8 free patterns has the thoughtful details, clear pattern writing, and professional level of testing and tech-editing that you can trust from Tin Can Knits. And each pattern is accompanied by an in-depth tutorial, and blog posts outlining all of the techniques you need to make the project! Even if you have never cast on before, you can get started knitting (or teaching a friend) today.
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