Chunky-Gauge Cardigan

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A boxy, open-gauge cardigan in Quarry: the ultimate in slouchy comfort that doesn’t sacrifice good looks. Riverbend’s hem is shaped with short rows so that the back is several inches longer than the cropped fronts. The deep V of the neckline makes it easy to layer. All pieces are knit flat, and we chose to assemble them with the purl side facing out, but instructions are also given for exposing the traditional knit side if you prefer. Two options are given for resolving the short rows so that they’ll be least visible on the public side of your garment, whichever side you’d like that to be. Edgings in single rib keep this cardigan minimalist and unfussy, so you can throw it on over workout clothes or dress it up with slim trousers and a buttondown.


  • 695 (780, 875, 970, 1085, 1175) yards of chunky weight wool yarn


  • 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
  • Photographed in color Sulphur
  • 10⅔ stitches & 15 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 10 mm (US 15)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32″ circular needle one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 9 mm (US 13)
Finished dimensions
  • 35 (39½, 44, 48½, 53, 57½)” circumference at bust, buttoned
  • Intended Ease: + 4-6″
  • Sample shown is size 39½” with + 5″ ease on the model

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

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • One Row Buttonhole
Julie Hoover
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