Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Evelyn Cardigan::Free Pattern

I knit this little sweater for a friends shower. I didn't have a pattern only an idea of what I wanted it to look like. I knew that I wanted to have little to no seeming, a little bit of lace, maybe a button or two, and for it to be fast because I had very little time. I pulled out some books and looked at some websites and made a few decisions.

I decided on top-down because I had recently knit another sweater that way and it was familiar. I choose raglan sleeves because that would mean no seaming and only a few stitches to pick up when I started the sleeves. I thumbed through some books and scrolled through some websites and found two simple lace patterns that I could modify for my purposes.

I picked out some worsted weight yarn out of my stash, knit a gauge swatch, found some basic sweater measurements in a book I had, did a bit of math, and started. After I finished the increases for the sleeves and had them on waste yarn I decided that it was time to start the lace.

Presto, Change-O, Al-a-Kazam and I had knit a sweater. It went rather quickly and I am glad to be able to share it with you. In the coming months I hope to re-gauge it for a lighter weight yarn, test knit Eleanor, and release it all to you for a small fee. In the meantime, Evelyn is free.

Happy Knitting!

November 2012:
I have removed this pattern from Ravelry as quite a few mistakes have been pointed out to me and I do not have time at the moment to correct them. I hope to have the pattern up and running again sometime in February of 2013. Many thanks to all the knitters who found the mistakes!

June 2013:
Unfortunately I have not returned to pattern writing. I haven't rewritten this pattern, I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. 


  1. Looking forward to seeing the revised pattern! Good luck ^_^

  2. is there a pattern link I'm missing for the revised pattern? I'm dying to make this!

  3. There is not, I'm sorry. I will amend this post. Thank you for your interest.

  4. pattern yet? this would be a good patt to try for my niece to be!

  5. pattern yet? this would be a good patt to try for my niece to be!


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