Cardigans are one of our favorite wardrobe pieces, especially when the temperatures drop at the end of April.  The perfect cardigan combines comfort with functionality, meaning you can easily throw it on over any outfit, yet easily stash it in a bag when you don’t need it. These four, open cardigans – which have no buttons down its front – are made with positive ease and pretty stitch detail to create a layering piece that effortlessly eases into your Spring wardrobe rotation.

Monteiro by Maria Martins

This cardigan is worked flat, from the top down with worsted weight yarn. Work the body of the sweater before adding a ribbed edging and sleeves. Written for six sizes, this cardigan calls for 684-1640 yards of yarn.

Solace Crop by Kristen Finlay

This trendy, cropped cardigan features dropped shoulders, short-row neck shaping, and cool texture. Use 920-1380 yards of DK weight yarn to knit of six sizes.

Jade Crop by Annie Lupton

This top down, raglan cardigan pairs a stockinette body with a star stitch border around the neck. Knit this layering piece in one of 10 sizes with DK weight yarn.

Creekside Crochet Ruana by Marly Bird

Crochet this comfy cardigan, complete with hidden pockets. Available in two-sizes-fits-most, use 2400-3000 yards of worsted weight yarn to add this cardigan to your wardrobe.