Eastwood Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Allyson Dykhuizen

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Eastwood Cardigan in size 36", with a nearly perfect fit.
Eastwood Cardigan in size 32" worn with about 3" of negative ease

Eastwood Cardigan in size 32″ worn with about 3″ of negative ease

Ravelry Pattern Page

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!

Eastwood Cardigan in size 36", with a nearly perfect fit.

Eastwood Cardigan in size 36″, with a nearly perfect fit.

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.

In Dirty Water Dyeworks Clara, Earl Grey and Chartreuse

In Dirty Water Dyeworks Clara, Earl Grey and Chartreuse

Materials

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.

In Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, Reindeer Heather and Brass Heather

In Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, Reindeer Heather and Brass Heather

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.

Seamlessly Striped Sleeves!

Seamlessly Striped Sleeves!

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles

And don't forget about the pockets!

And don’t forget about the pockets!

Ravelry Pattern Page

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.

Designer Allyson Dykhuizen

Designer Allyson Dykhuizen

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 allyson@thesweatshopoflove.com.

Price: $6
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