How to mirror shaping
Cardigan sweaters are some of our most popular designs, thanks to their appealing style and versatility. Imagine you're knitting a cardigan, and you've already completed the left front. You're starting to follow the pattern for the right front when you encounter this sentence: "Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping." A common phrase used by pattern writers to save print space, this line may seem alarming at first. However, since you've already completed the left front, you've got the key in your hands. Watch our new how-to video for a tutorial on how to reverse the shaping for a garment using this week's free pattern, Gardner, as an example.
Worked in soft and affordable Berroco Weekend® Chunky, Gardner features set-in sleeves and a v-neck. Both of these elements require specific shaping, making this stylish cropped cardigan a perfect project for you to practice your reverse shaping skills. And if you find the video helpful, be sure to check out our how-to video library to see more.