How to Make Openwork Twists Model Cardigan
This beautiful cardigan
is designed with an intricate pattern
that will make it stand out from other cardigans. Best of all, it's relatively easy to make, even for beginners. In this tutorial, we'll show you step-by-step how to make your very own openwork twists model cardigan
Materials You Will Need
- 6 skeins of worsted weight yarn
- Size H crochet hook
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Make a Chain
Start by making a chain that is the length you want your cardigan
to be. Keep in mind that this cardigan is designed to be open and flowy, so it doesn't need to be a perfect fit. As a rough guide, you'll need around 150 chains for a medium-sized cardigan.
Step 2: Make the Foundation Row
Next, we'll make the foundation row. Double crochet
into the fourth chain from the hook, then chain one. Skip the next chain, then double crochet into the next chain. Chain one, then skip the next chain and double crochet into the next chain. Repeat this pattern
until you reach the end of the row. Your last stitch should be a double crochet.
Step 3: Make the Openwork Twists Stitch
The openwork twists stitch is what gives this cardigan its unique pattern. Here's how to make it:
- Chain three and turn your work.
- Double crochet into the chain-one space from the previous row.
- Chain one, then skip the next double crochet and double crochet into the chain-one space from the previous row.
- Chain one, then double crochet into the skipped double crochet from the previous row.
- Repeat this pattern until you reach the end of the row.
Continue working in this pattern
until your cardigan reaches the desired length. Be sure to use stitch markers to keep track of your progress.
Step 4: Make the Sleeves
To make the sleeves, follow the same pattern as the body of the cardigan until the piece measures the desired length from the shoulder. Then, fold the piece in half and sew up the sides, leaving a gap for the armholes.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
We're almost done! To finish off your openwork twists model
cardigan, weave in any loose ends and block your piece to ensure it retains its shape. Then, add any buttons or other embellishments that you like.
And there you have it – a beautiful and unique openwork twists model cardigan that you made yourself! This is a great project for anyone who wants to create something that's both stylish and practical. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun creating your own cardigan.