The Auchenbach batwing cardigan is an easy knitting pattern for beginner knitters. It is oversized and cosy and those batwing sleeves mean you can layer over your other knits to stay super warm and stylish when you nip out for a coffee.
The cardigan is knitted sideways all in one piece so there's very little seaming - always a good thing!
Instructions are provided so you can add more length to create even more cosiness once your first sleeve is completed.
The cardigan is worked flat starting at one sleeve cuff and working the first sleeve, then the body is worked by casting off and casting on stitches. The second sleeve is worked by mirroring the easy shaping of the first.
You will need to know how to:
- cast on
- bind off
- make a stitch
- knit 2 together
6mm circular knitting needles (80 or 100cm)
Aran/Worsted weight yarn 960-1575m depending on size
This cardigan is available in sizes XS (28 inch chest) through to 5XL (60-62 inch chest).
Shoulder to waist is approximately 28 inches (70cm), ease around the bust is approximately 5-10 inches
XS/S 28-34 inch chest
M/L 36-42 inch chest
XL/2XL 44-50 inch chest
3XL/5XL 52-62 inch chest