The Spring 2018 issue of Knitscene magazine is out now, and I have two designs in it! This is the Fullerton Cardigan, a simple drop-shoulder v-neck cardigan worked in a heavy worsted weight mohair blend yarn. The pattern is in the 90s story in the magazine and I drew my inspiration for the design from a similar boxy cardigan that I wore in the early 90s, as well as some iconic 90s cardigan wearers, like Kurt Cobain and Cher Horowitz in Clueless.
The simple construction of this cardigan will make it a great beginner’s project, but also a very wearable piece that’s perfect for showing off a textured or slightly variegated yarn.
The plain stockinette body would make a great backdrop for unique and colorful buttons, or if you’re lucky like I was, buttons that perfectly match your yarn!
I used a detail sometimes found in classic fisher ganseys at the top of the sleeve; just a bit of knit 2 purl 2 ribbing in an unexpected place. It looks nice, and I think it also helps prevent the droopiness you sometimes get at the underarms of drop shoulder sweaters.
Thank you for knitting!