Introducing the Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern for Woolly Madly Deeply
I do love the Aline Modular Cardigan pattern – and like my other modular cardigan and adult fit garment patterns, it’s sized from small to plus-size with options to customize sleeve width, length etc.
Sml, Med, Lge, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
Chest / Bust
32-34. 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62.
81-86, 92-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 133-137, 142-147, 153-158
I used some Debbie Bliss BFL Aran to knit my sample version of the Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern, but any heavy Worsted or Aran weight yarn should be fine as long you as you get the right tension/gauge.
The Aline Modular Cardigan Pattern is worked in garter stitch, with iCord edgings and some short row side panels (for the optional Aline shaping). It’s an easy knit and I’ve included photos of the stages and a diagram showing the joins, pick up edges and direction of knitting for each section. You can choose to have visible joins (on the outside of the fabric which look decorative), or hidden joins (worked on the WS of the fabric and which are hidden inside the garment).
As always I’d like to thank my incredible test knitters, they are:
Mirella, JHankie, CarleneRuns, CoonPrairie and GreatMinds and I hope you like their photos and Carlene’s modifications.
Carlene altered the side panels of her Aline Modular Cardigan pattern sample to be symmetrical, which worked well with her self striping yarn and adapted sizing to make the lower body slightly larger than the upper body. It looks fabulous on her and I love the colours. She also raised the neckline, I’ve added information on how you can do that if you too live in a cooler climate.
If you don’t know Carlene, give her a cheer on Facebook. She’s been growing her hair very long and donated it recently to raise funds for her local Children’s Hospital, read more here.
Mirella in her Aline Modular Cardigan pattern sample
This particular cardigan was a labour of love, I had to think long and hard aout how best to use the decorative joins on the outside of the garment. It took a while to write the descriptions for each of the joins and as I wrote each, I knitted each one again to make sure it was correct.
My testers of the Modular Aline Cardigan pattern have been amazing and I cannot thank them enough for their hard work, dedication and attention to detail.
Do I need to add the icord edge to the garment?
Yes, I think it’s important to finish it with the icord edging. It’s the detail that takes it from a simple cardigan to a professionally finished piece.
It’s not hard to do. I’ve included written instructions and links to various video tutorials which show how to knit an icord edge.
Do I need to add buttons to my Aline Modular Cardigan?
I added buttons to mine because I like to wear it fastened on cold days, but if you live in a warmer climate, then leave them off. I don’t fasten mine as much these days, I’m in the realms of hot flushes/flashes and can go from comfortable to boiled in oil in seconds. I’m sure some of you can relate 🙂
Can I add pockets to my garment?
I suggest adding Afterthought Pockets which are very easy to do. There are a few methods, one using waste yarn. The other to cut the fabric afterwards, pick up stitches and knit the pocket edgings.
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