We spend a few weeks each summer at the family cottage in the Thirty Thousand Islands area of Georgian Bay. It’s a beautiful place with wind swept trees, gorgeous views, great channels to canoe or kayak, and excellent sailing. However, it can get a little chilly, particularly at the beginning and end of the summer. This cardigan gives just enough warmth to keep me cosy in the evenings, with a large shawl collar that can be turned up against a windy day. The sleeves are generously sized to allow for layering.
This design is knitted circularly whenever possible, using steeks (bridge stitches) to form a cylinder that is cut open for the cardigan front opening. Steeks are also used for the sleeve openings and even the neckline, all to keep you knitting with the right side facing you. The only purl stitches are in the ribbing, top section of the sleeves, bands, and collar.
Designed by Denise Powell