Ribbed Cardigan // Design By Kristen Tendyke
This everyday knit cardigan is like a dream, lending itself well for curling up by the fire or out on a hike. Knit seamlessly with fun techniques, such as seamless pockets and a tubular cast-on and bind-off, this unisex sweater is just the ticket for every knitter’s fall wardrobe.
The sleeves and body are knit separately from the bottom up to the underarm where they are joined and worked together for the yoke. Stitches are held for the pocket linings while knitting the body, then picked up and knit in the round on dpns after the body and yoke are completed. The cardigan button band and collar stitches are picked up and knit in the Brioche Pattern, while working short rows to shape the collar.
- yarn: 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted in Black Plum (200 yd / 183 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 100% Superwash Merino)
- needles: Size 6 US / 4 mm needles, 32″ / 80 cm long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st
14 sts and 22 brioche rows (see notes) = 4″ / 10 cm in Brioche pattern stitch
This pattern uses up every inch of yarn. If gauge changes even by half a stitch, an extra skein will be needed.
For accurate sizing, always take time to check finished gauge.
- finished measurements: Chest: 32 ¼ (36 ¼, 40 ¼, 44 ¼, 48 ¼, 52 ¼, 56 ¼)” / 82 (92, 102, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 143) cm
Shown in 36 ¼” / 92 cm size
Intended to be worn with 1-2” / 2.5-5 cm positive ease
Pattern includes a 7-page PDF