We’re all a little chevron crazy these days, and why not?! The more patterns the better. Originally these little V shapes were used on badges to indicate rank on military and police uniforms. They were also used on coats of arms to distinguish military units during battles. Heraldry is the study and practice of using these chevron-focused badges and coats of arms. While the more chevrons on your badge doesn’t necessarily mean you are a higher rank, why chance it? My Heraldry cardigan will have you covered in thousands of chevrons and therefore king of the chevron army!
A cropped sweater with three quarter length sleeves and an oversized collar that drapes open in the front, this sweater is sure to be your go to evening cardigan. Belt it for a more polished look.
Finished Size 30-35 (36-40, 41-45, 46-50)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown in Knit Picks Swish Worsted in 36-40” and in Baah Yarns Shasta Worsted in 41-45”.
Yarn Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g: Marble Heather (MC), 7 (8, 11, 14) skeins, Green Tea Heather (CC), 4 (4, 5, 6) skeins.
Yarn Baah Yarns Shasta Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 215yds/100g: London Blue (MC), 4 (4, 6, 7) skeins, Blue Topaz (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 24+ circular needle. For sleeves use this needle and the Magic Loop method, or you’ll need size 8 16” circular and/or DPNs. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Chevron Stranded Chart.
Notes This sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom up to armholes. Stitches are held as each front and back are finished, then the body is rejoined to finish the collar. Stitches are picked up around the armholes and sleeves are worked in the round.
About the Designer: Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is editor of Holla Knits. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.