When I sat down to design Eastwood Cardigan, I wanted to make the perfect go to fall cardigan – easy to throw on over anything, flattering but kinda oversized, sweater-y and jacket-y. With POCKETS, of course! And this is what I came up with. This is basically me in a sweater – stripes, texture, unusual construction, and lots of wool. Easy to wear and style and take from early fall to late spring. I want one in ALL of the colors, and hope you do, too!
Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust/chest circumference. Cardigan shown in 36” in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, and in 32” in Dirty Water Dyeworks CLARA.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed; 110yds/50g: Reindeer Heather (MC) 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls, Brass Heather (CC) 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) balls.
Yarn: Dirty Water DyeWorks CLARA, 100% Blue Faced Leicester; 550yds/250g: Earl Grey 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, Chartreuse 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn) or use Magic Loop method for smaller sleeve circumferences. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles
Notes Sweater is worked kinda seamlessly, with a little fuss. Starting with the main color front textured panels, stitches are picked up from one front panel and worked in stripes around body, holding stitches for pockets and sleeves. Stitches are picked up around armholes and pocket holes, and neckline, to finish the sweater.
Unworked color can always be carried along while striping so there are minimal ends to weave in.
The Designer Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and runs Holla Knits. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.