Flanders, by co-founder Sloane Rosenthal, is an on-trend cropped cardigan ideal for wearing over a spring dress or paired with your favorite high-waisted pants. This chic and effortless cardigan is covered in Sloane’s signature cables on the front, while the back and sleeves are in smooth stockinette to reduce allover bulk and increase breathability. This cardigan is constructed from the bottom up in one-piece, split at the underarms and seamed together at the shoulders. The set-in sleeves are worked top-down, featuring clever short-row shaping for a perfectly tailored sleeve cap.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Sloane Rosenthal
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): fawn (natural oatmeal), 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 35.25 (39, 43, 47.25, 50.75, 54.5, 58.25, 62.25, 67)" / 89.5 (99, 109, 120, 129, 138.5, 148, 158, 170) cm including bands, with fronts buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 39” / 99 cm with 3” / 7.75 cm positive ease on Sarah and .5” / 1.5 cm ease on Becca.
Size A (for body): US 8 / 5.0 mm: 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle.
Size B (for ribbing and bands): US 6 / 4.0 mm: 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle, and your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (optional); stitch markers; tapestry needle, three .5” / 2 cm buttons.
24 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in cable patt on Size A needle, after blocking.
19 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st on Size A needle, after blocking.
Decreasing; cabling with or without cable needle; seaming; knitting in the round; picking up stitches; short rows (wrap + turn).
About the Designer
Sloane Rosenthal (she/her/hers) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. In addition to her line of self-published patterns, her knitwear designs have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Wool Studio, and By Hand Serial. She is author of three knitwear pattern books, Independent Fabrication Volumes 1 and 2, and Wine Country Knits. A native of Washington, D.C., and briefly a devoted Californian, she lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family and a growing menagerie of horses, hamsters, and houseplants, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find more of her designs on Ravelry.