Gambit Cardi is a tidy Spring cardigan featuring a classic fit and a slight nod to mid-60s fashion inspired by The Queen's Gambit. Knit top-down flat (**no steeking!**) and designed as an engaging beginner-friendly project with design elements to keep even the most seasoned knitter entertained, Gambit Cardi's sophisticated fit lends to a stylish and infinitely wearable addition to your hand knit wardrobe.
Featuring classic design elements: stockinette, cable button band, a touch of seed stitch- on the collar, button band, cuffs and hem- and tidy i-cord edging for clean lines. Rounded out with a chic, slightly structured fit, 3/4 length sleeves and perfect when paired with a sunny retro minidress or crisp modern separates, Gambit Cardi is a straightforward knit with lots of personality!
Gambit Cardi is ideal for the beginner garment knitter for several reasons: It's DK so it's quick, it's seamless and knitted flat (worked back and forth rather than in the round), an unfussy fit offers lots of flexibility and the basic design elements are a great opportunity to build your repertoire of stitches. Helpful video tutorials will take you through every step of the making process from Collar to Hem such as: Choosing the right size, Swatching for Gauge, German Short Rows, Lifted Increases, Cables without a Cable Needle and more!
Custom Fit Video
We knit our sample with gorgeous Tweed DK by Swift Yarns in "Fresh Cut Grass". more beautiful colors are available on the Swift Yarn website. Any DK will do but we love how the tweedy bits enhance the vintage feel of this sweet spring cardigan.