“This cozy cardigan is equally suited for curling up at home in your PJ’s, or for a stylish, layered look while on the go. The body is adorned with classic knit-and-purl patterns—moss stitch punctuated with chevron insertions—while the button bands and shawl collar are worked in a supple English Rib pattern (also known as “half brioche” stitch).
The garment is partially seamless, from hem/cuff to underarm. The raglan yoke for each piece is then worked flat and seamed upon completion. These seams offer strength and structure to the yoke area of the garment, which sees more stress from wear than other areas of the body. The button band and shawl collar are worked at a significantly denser gauge than the rest of the garment for a polished finish; for this reason, the band and collar are knit separately on a smaller needle and attached to the body during finishing.”– Jared Flood
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 1515 (1630, 1805, 1960, 2135, 2310) yards
- 11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Hayloft and Long Johns
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 20 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ over Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 22 stitches & 48 rows = 4″ over English Rib with Size C needle(s), after blocking
Note: For English Rib, if measuring row gauge from the WS (the “brioche” side), each stitch within a knit column counts as two rows.
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain Moss Stitch gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Ribbing):
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs* two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C [for Tubular Cast On (optional) and English Rib]:
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs* one size smaller than Size B needle(s) and/or size needed to obtain English Rib gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
*32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves).
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 35¾ (38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾)” circumference at bust (buttoned)
- Intended Ease: + 4–5″
- Sample shown is size 38¾” with + 4¾” ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- Bind off of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- Buttonhole of choice
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
- 2 x 2 Tubular Cast On – circular knitting (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- 2 x 2 Tubular Cast On – flat knitting (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- Cabled Cast On
- One-Row buttonhole