Costanza Cardigan

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Costanza Cardigan Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable cast-on, decreases, increases, lace, seaming, sewing set-in sleeves, shaping in pattern stitch

Pattern Description:

Costanza is a cardigan with the fit of a tailored jacket. The structure is provided by the seams and the unique shape of the shoulders and the armholes. The simple stitch pattern compliments the subtle color change of a semi-solid yarn. The buttonloop closures complete the tailored look. This cardigan is worked from the bottom-up in pieces, which makes it a great on-the-go knitting project.

Written and charted directions are given for the stitch patterns. Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.


XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Shown in XS

This garment is intended to be worn with 0-2.5 cm / 0-1" negative ease. If you are between sizes, choose the larger size.

Yardage requirement: 875 (985, 1085, 1235, 1335, 1445) m / 955 (1075, 1185, 1350, 1460, 1580) yds, including 10% allowance


21 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.

21 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4" in Knit/Purl Pattern on smaller needle, blocked.

19 sts and 29 rows = 10 cm / 4" in Lace Pattern on larger needle, blocked.

20 sts and 42 rows = 10 cm / 4" in Garter stitch on larger needle, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Measurements
  • Bust: 74.5 (84.5, 95.5, 105.5, 114.5, 125.5) cm / 29.25 (33.25, 37.5, 41.5, 45, 49.5)"
  • Back length: 55.5 (58, 58.5, 60, 60, 60.5) cm / 21.75 (22.75, 23, 23.5, 23.5, 23.75)"


  • 3.75 mm (US 5) needles, any type; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
  • 3.25 mm (US 3) needles, any type

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 buttons about 2 cm / 0.875" diameter; yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

955 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Arroyo


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About Designer

About Designer

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Cristina is a Waldorf mama living with her son, husband and two cats at the seaside of Tuscany. Being a knitwear designer fits much better into her family schedule than being a science researcher. It nurtures her creative mind, too.

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