Amna Pattern


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Knitting: Amna
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

A casual cardigan with a horizontally cabled yoke, Amna has lots of options and is sure to become a wardrobe staple. The cardigan can be worked with either short or long sleeves, and features two front closure options: a more open closure with three buttons on the yoke, or a zipped version allowing for full closure. Short row shaping is used to form the horizontally cabled yoke, stitches are then picked up around the bottom of the yoke. The remainder of the cardigan is worked from the top down; seamless construction keeps finishing to a minimum. DK weight yarn creates a sweater that is warm and cozy without being overly heavy; perfect for autumn, early spring, or mild winter days. Skills required beyond knit and purl include: increasing, decreasing, short rows, ability to read basic charted cable patterns..


22 sts x 30 rows = 4" (10cm) in stst on US 5 (3.75) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56)" For the buttoned version, 1-2″ positive ease is suggested. Samples shown are modeled with 1″ positive ease (blue cardigan) and 2″ negative ease (purple cardigan).


  • Sweaters pictured use a DK weight, 100% wool yarn, 115 yards/50g
  • For short sleeved cardigan: 675 (700, 775, 825, 875, 925, 975, 1025, 1075, 1125, 1175, 1225, 1275, 1350, 1400) yards DK weight yarn
  • For long sleeved cardigan: 850 (925, 1000, 1050, 1125, 1150, 1250, 1300, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1550, 1575, 1650, 1725) yards DK weight yarn
  • Size 5 US (3.75mm) needles, one set of double pointed needles and one circular (32" or longer cable recommended)
  • Size 4 US (3.5mm) needles, one set of double pointed needles and one circular (32" or longer cable recommended)
  • Cable needle
  • ~2 yards scrap yarn for yoke cast on

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • Three 1" buttons OR one 20-24" separating zipper (check schematic to determine most appropriate length for your size)

About Designer

About Designer

CatherineS on

I've been into DIY since I was little, but these days my main craft is knitting. My mother taught me the basics when I was eleven, and after several years of neglect I picked it up again at university. When I can squeeze it around my day job, I love to come up with knitting patterns, you can check out what I've got in development over on my blog,

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