Garden Cardigan

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Garden Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Garden Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increases and decreases
  • knitting in the round
  • grafting using Kitchener Stitch

Pattern Description:

Garden Cardigan is a lightweight cardigan with cropped sleeves and leaf details. It is worked seamlessly from the bottom-up, with raglan sleeve and neck shaping. Cardigan is intended to be open and swingy, and there are instructions for optional i-cord button loops or button flaps. Pattern includes instructions for both a garter stitch variation (pictured in green) as well as a stockinette variation (pictured in red).

Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate (pattern uses increases and decreases, knitting in the round, Kitchener Stitch, and reading from a chart). Pattern instructions are written to accommodate a variety of skill levels, and includes diagrams and "pattern tips" specifically for the adventurous beginner.


For a lighter, spring or summer cardigan, use a cotton, linen, or bamboo yarn (such as Knit Picks CotLin).
For a warmer, fall or winter cardigan, use wool (such as Knit Picks Telemark or Knit Picks City Tweed).


For garter stitch variation: 860 {955, 1051, 1148, 1244, 1340}
For stockinette stitch variation: 737 {860, 955, 1051, 1148, 1244}
Needles: For garter stitch cardigan US5 (3.75mm); For stockinette version US6 (4mm), or size to achieve proper gauge, 32" circular needle and set of double pointed needles.

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4" in garter stitch (US5 needles) / stockinette stitch (US6 needles) after blocking. Take time to check gauge.

Notions: stitch markers (8), stitch holders/waste yarn, tapestry needle, buttons (optional)

Finished Measurements

Bust: 34" {38", 42", 46", 50", 54"}
Hip: 34" {38", 42", 46", 50", 54"}
Top Arm Circumference (note, additional sizes are offered to accommodate a wide variety of upper arm sizes): 11" {12", 13", 14", 15", 16", 17", 18", 19"}


  • 740 - 1340 yards in DK or Sport Weight Yarn
  • US 5 needle
  • US 6 needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • tapestry needle
  • buttons (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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Finding balance between adventure and calm, Jennifer's designs are inspired directly from her love of nature and wilderness, those spaces in which the wild and the tranquil inhabit. Her knitting designs use color and texture to articulate the transformational effect that nature can have on us. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy and when she is not knitting, ...

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