The Prim Cardigan is one of the seven patterns from the Yarn Play collection – a collaboration with Malabrigo Yarns – by Katya Frankel.

Prim Cardigan is a stylish seamless design worked bottom-up with waist-shaping and raglan sleeves. The slipped stitches are worked on the background of reverse stocking stitch and visually accentuate the waist and raglan shaping. All shaping is worked on the wrong side of the pattern which makes increasing and decreasing a breeze.

Intermediate - knit, purl, slipped stitches, knitting in the round and flat, simple decreases and increases, and finishing.

The sweater is designed to be worn with ½ - 1 ¾ in / 1.5 - 4.5 cm of positive ease depending on size.


30½ (32¾, 34¾, 36¾, 39, 41, 43¼, 45¼) inches

76.5 (81.5, 87, 92, 97.5, 102.5, 108, 113) cm

Sport weight wool/5ply

300(400, 400, 400, 400, 400, 500, 500) GRAMS

23 sts and 30 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Stocking stitch worked using 3.75mm (US5) needles - measured after light blocking. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.

Needles and Notions
Size 3.5 (US4) short circular needle
Size 3.75mm (US5) long circular needle and short circular or a set of double pointed needles.
Six stitch markers, stitch holders and tapestry needle.
7-8 Snaps and buttons ½ in / 1.25 cm in diametre