Cardigan Knitting Pattern – Easy to Knit Cropped Raglan Sweater

cardigan knitting patternThis cardigan knitting pattern from Lion Brand (also listed on the Ravelry site) is easy to make using Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) yarn or something very similar. The cropped raglan cardigan pattern suggests using Lion Organic Cotton. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids, Heathers & Twists (099 Fisherman). I picked up the yarn at JoAnn. You can get information about the gauge, needles, and more on the Lionbrand site and also on my Ravelry notebook page for the cardigan.

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The Perfect Cardigan Pattern for Beginners

I really like the raglan shaping using eyelets (yarn overs). It adds a nice decorative detail.

The cardigan is worked back and forth on a circular needle (per my gauge test – I used size 8) in one piece from the neck down. Ribbing is picked up and knit along front edges to finish (size 7).

I like this cardigan knitting pattern so much, I’m thinking of knitting another in a dark color. One always needs a white/ivory sweater and a black sweater in their wardrobe.