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Introducing the Gambit Cardi - a Spring wardrobe essential that’s perfect for knitters of all levels! This cardigan features a classic fit with a nod to mid-60s fashion, inspired by The Queen’s Gambit. The sophisticated design elements include stockinette, cable button band, a touch of seed stitch on the collar, button band, cuffs, and hem, as well as tidy i-cord edging for clean lines.


Knit top-down flat with no steeking, Gambit Cardi is an engaging beginner-friendly project with enough design elements to keep even seasoned knitters entertained. The chic, slightly structured fit and elbow-length sleeves make it a stylish and infinitely wearable addition to your hand-knit wardrobe.

This cardigan is perfect when paired with a sunny retro minidress or crisp modern separates, and it’s a straightforward knit with lots of personality!


Gambit is ideal for the beginner garment knitter for several reasons: it’s knitted in DK weight yarn for a quick project, it’s seamless and worked back and forth, and the unfussy fit offers lots of flexibility. Plus, the basic design elements provide a great opportunity to build your repertoire of stitches. Get started on your Gambit Cardi today!

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Our sample of Gambit Cardi was knit in the stunning “Fresh Cut Grass” colorway of Tweed DK by Swift Yarns. However, this pattern is versatile enough to work with any DK weight yarn of your choice. The beautiful tweedy bits in Swift Yarns’ yarn add a vintage touch to this sweet spring cardigan. Head over to to explore their full range of gorgeous colors.

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