"This popular basic cardigan is one you can make for years, with many different yarns," says Soucy. "Shown with the hood option, it can also have a crew neck or a jacket collar and can close with a zipper or buttons. Written at a gauge of 4 stitches to the inch for heavy worsted weight yarn. Sizes 2-4, 6-8, 10-12." A winning classic, great fun to knit, with traditional 1 x 1 rib at hem and cuffs and garter stitch edging the front of the hood and front bands. Cast off the sides of the hood together using a three-needle bind off, or graft them, and there's no sewing at all.