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Pattern Details:

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Women, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, dec

Pattern Description:

I love the comfort of men's sweaters, and I confess that I have absconded with several of my husband's over the years. Finally I decided it was time to design my own take on a menswear-styled cardigan. Boyfriend is the result.

Roomy without being oversized, Boyfriend is a basic, practical sweater that can go anywhere, from a trip to town to a stroll on the beach. And while it's nice enough to wear out and about, it's cozy enough to wrap yourself in while reading or knitting at home.

Boyfriend has a traditional fit, with 3-4 inches of positive ease. Knit it without buttons if you like, or make the button band wider for a more casual look. Twin Rib edging and front panels of Lozenge pattern give this sweater tang and texture.


20 stitches and 29 rows in Stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
  • Chest: 32.75 (37, 41.5, 45.75, 50.25, 52.25, 56.75, 61, 65.5)
  • Length: 22.5 (23, 23.25, 23.25, 23.75, 23.5, 23.5, 24, 23.75) inches/ 57 (58, 59, 59, 60, 60, 60, 61, 60)cm


  • 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Madelinetosh's Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/ 100 gm skein; shown in cherry or approx 1085 (1255, 1330, 1475, 1645, 1775, 1910, 2100, 2165) yds/ 990 (1150, 1215, 1350, 1505, 1625, 1745, 1920, 1980)m DK weight yarn
  • U.S. Size 6 (4mm) straight and circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • 7 buttons, if desired
  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

1250 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelintetosh DK



About Designer

About Designer

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Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, Lori has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). You can find out more about VERSACIKNITS on ...

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