Slouchy Cardigan with Patch Pockets

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This long coat with pockets and deep ribbing is all insouciant style, but the secret of its success is in the perfectly planned details. Gentle waist shaping keeps the lines flattering, seamed construction adds stability, and fashioned decreases lend a touch of class to the raglan shoulders. The single-rib collar is worked together with the fronts and then extended and seamed to the back. We’ve styled Emerson oversized, with 8” of ease, but choose a size that gives you 2-4” of ease if you prefer a traditional fit.


  • 1520 (1665, 1840, 2005, 2195, 2370) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 11 (12, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Plume
  • 17 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 24 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in 1×1 Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Bind Off only)

  • One 32″ circular needle and one spare circular needle (any length), one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

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. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 37½ (41½, 45, 49, 52½, 56½)” circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 2–4″
  • Sample shown is size 41½” with + 8½” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On
  • Short Rows: Yarn Over Method
  • Joinery Bind Off (Three-Needle Bind Off)
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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