We are doing a 4 episode tutorial on how to knit and steek an cardigan. In this final tutorial we show you how to add a collar and how to do the finshing touches. See the tutorial here:
Yarn: We’ve used a DK weight yarn for this cardigan, the Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120
-Main Colour 00500 Dovre, between 650-700 grams (13-14 balls of yarn) for a Men’s Medium Sweater.
-The placket, cuff and bottom hem were knitted in colour 00154 Jeans and you’ll need 100 grams (2 balls of yarn)
Buy the yarn here.
When your plackets are ready and sewn on the body and the facing is stitched down on the inside, you can make the rib around the neck. For the collar, we use a short circular size 3.mm
Pick up st around the neck, next to the seam. This number of sts will be very differnt on every jacket, what you need is number of stitches divided with 2 + 1, on this rib you knit * k1, p1 * back and forth, if you start with k1 you should stop with k1. We didn´t caount the stitches, but we had to knit 2tog to get k1 in the beginning and in the end of the needle. Our collar is 3 cm high when finnished. For a 3cm high collar, you knit 1,5cm and the you make a button hole the same way as on the front placket, knit 1,5 cm and make a nice edge.
Knit 3cm more and bind off. Stitch the collar down on the inside and sew the collar together in front and stitch the button hole together. Sew on the buttons and you have made a jacket!
If you’ve missed our other three episodes, you can find them here:
And the patterns as well as many other free patterns are available here.
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