Another piece inspired by Joseph Albers, this simple cardigan worked in one piece from the top down can be made in any color combination you choose. A combination of garter stitch and reverse Stockinette stitch with yarn-over details makes this piece both easy to knit and full of eye-catching details.


695 (770, 885, 985, 1115, 1215) yds fingering weight yarn in MC, 275 (320, 350, 390, 440, 480) yds in A, 90 (100, 110, 120, 135, 150) yds in B

Sample was worked in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (fingering weight; 100% merino wool; approximately 395 yds/114g skein) in Iceburg (MC), Thyme (A), and Olivia (B)

Size 6 (4.0mm) 32-inch and 16-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain equal gauge

Size 6 (4.0mm)† double-pointed needles (set of 4) or size needed to obtain equal gauge

6 stitch markers, 2 in first color to mark side seams,4 in second color to mark body darts

Yarn needle

2 stitch holders or waste yarn for unworked stitches

9 buttons, approximately 5/8-inch in diameter

Sewing needle and thread in color that matches buttons

†  The double-pointed needles are used to knit the sleeves in the round. You can use magic loop or 2 circular needles to knit in the round, whichever you prefer.