February 15 2016 – Holly
It's no secret that we love Tin Can Knits. Over the holidays, we had a series on the blog featuring a giveaway of the beautiful patterns of Tin Can Knits, and today we're featuring yet another one of their gems: the Antler Cardigan! It is one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry, which is not at all surprising considering just how cute this sweater really is. With it's cabled yoke detail, and the full spectrum of sizes: including 0 months to 4XL, you could easily make one for every member of the family. And we think you should! Take a look at our shop sample, knit up using 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios. The deep shades of green in the 138 Ivy colourway does cable detail justice and is perfectly complemented by the wooden Textile Garden buttons (also available in the shop). This yoked cardigan is worked from the bottom up, and is completely seamless (we can hear a collective sigh of relief from most knitters!) Construction is very simple and recommended for knitters looking to dive into their first garment pattern. Knit in Aran weight, you'll find progress comes quickly, especially in the smaller baby sizes. The cable pattern used in the yoke is also simple and easy to learn, giving you just a bit of visual interest, while the body and sleeves are just straight-forward stockinette. The result is a lovely cardigan that you can make to match your little one, all in the same pattern with plenty of notes and support from Ravelry and the pattern designers. If you're looking for a project to complement the Antler cardigan, you must check out the cosy Antler Mittens, also by Tin Can Knits. Featuring the same cable detail, and also offering a full range of sizes from Toddler to Adult (small, medium and large), they would make a perfect set for gifting. Both are worked with Aran weight, so you can even use up any leftovers from your cardigan to make matching mittens. Have you knit a yoked sweater recently? What is your favourite pattern from Tin Can Knits?