How to mirror shaping

Reverse Shaping - Video Gardner, Free Pattern

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.

Free PatternsFitted and cropped, Gardner is the perfect cardigan to wear with an empire waisted dress or blouse. Notches in the front and a multitude of buttons add visual interest.

Gardner - Free Pattern  

Gardner Knit in
Berroco Weekend® Chunky
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions
Berroco Weekend™ Chunky
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