Top-Down Cardigans | scroll to find free patterns available below
Top-down knitting really baffled me as I preferred to knit pieces.
The finishing job of sewing seams was something I enjoyed doing.
Curiosity got the better of me - What was this magical way of knitting which started at the neck, working down the yoke, dividing for sleeves and finally working the body ending with most of the sweater.
Wow, no seams. Of course if you wanted sleeves you would pick up the stitches around the armhole.
My exercise began with a baby garment, small and easy to rip back if I had a problem.
So pleasant was this experience, I ventured into garment patterns designed for crocheting top down.
Looking back, I wondered what took me so long to try this method.
Starting with a small project was ideal to quickly see how the garment comes together.
There are 5 baby garments for you to try - 3 cardigans and 2 pullovers.
Small and satisfying projects for cottage knitting!