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Cape Cod Cardigan to Knit K2.33

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cape Cod Cardigan to Knit K2.33
Cape Cod Cardigan to Knit K2.33
Cape Cod Cardigan to Knit K2.33
Cape Cod Cardigan to Knit K2.33
Cape Cod Cardigan to Knit K2.33

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

Feminine, flattering and worked from the neck down and in one piece, the empire waist is defined with a reverse stocking stitch ridge that gives way to a soft gather and decorative increase stitches in the body. The same technique is used to create the graceful, bell shaped, sleeves. Since it's knit from the top down, you can easily determine your favorite length by trying it on as it grows.

Worked in worsted weight yarn, the Cape Cod Cardigan knits up quickly enough that you might consider making it in more than one color!


With size 8 (5mm) needles, 10 sts and 12 Stocking st rows = 2" (5cm).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 30" (76cm)
  • S, finished chest 34" (86.5cm)
  • M, finished chest 38" (96.5cm)
  • L, finished chest 42" (106.5cm)
  • XL, finished chest 46" (117cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 50" (127cm)


  • Worsted merino and bamboo, 1000 yards (915m) - 1485 yards (1360m)
  • Size 8 (5mm) circular needles
  • Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • 4 buttons, 7/8"(2cm) across diameter