How to Knit Hackberry Model Teen Girl Cardigan
Looking for a stylish and cozy cardigan
for your teenage daughter or granddaughter? Look no further than the Hackberry Model Teen Girl Cardigan
! With its simple yet elegant design, this cardigan
is perfect for any occasion.
What You'll Need
Before you get started, you'll need a few supplies:
- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
- Size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles
- A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- A pair of scissors
- 4 stitch markers
- 4 buttons
Start by casting on 70 stitches. Then, knit 8 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch). This will form the base of the cardigan.Next, you'll start working on the body of the cardigan. Knit 26 stitches, place a stitch marker, knit 18 stitches, place a stitch marker, knit 26 stitches, place a stitch marker, and then knit the remaining stitches. This will help you keep track of where the sleeves and front of the cardigan will be.
For the next row, knit to the first marker, then slip the marker, knit 2 stitches together, knit to the next marker, slip the marker, knit 2 stitches together, knit to the next marker, slip the marker, knit 2 stitches together, and then knit to the end of the row.Repeat this decrease row every 8th row, until you have 58 stitches remaining on your needle. This will create the waist shaping for the cardigan.Once you have reached the desired length for the body of the cardigan, it's time to work on the sleeves. Count 18 stitches from each marker and place a new marker. Then, knit to the first marker, slip the marker, knit to the next marker, slip the marker, and then knit to the end of the row. Repeat this for the other side of the cardigan.
Next, increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker every other row, until you have 32 stitches between the markers. Then, continue knitting in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until the sleeves reach the desired length.
Now that the body and sleeves of the cardigan are complete, it's time to add the finishing touches. First, fold the cardigan in half and seam the sides and sleeves using the tapestry needle and yarn.Next, create a button band by picking up stitches along the front of the cardigan. Knit 8 rows in garter stitch, then bind off.
Sew the buttons onto the opposite side of the cardigan, making sure they line up with the buttonholes. Weave in any remaining ends and trim the excess yarn.
The Hackberry Model
Teen Girl Cardigan is a beautiful and versatile garment that any teenage girl will love. With a few basic supplies and some knitting
know-how, you can create a cardigan that's both stylish and cozy.Happy knitting!