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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Goodnough
Goodnough Goodnough, by Bonnie Sennott
Goodnough Goodnough, by Bonnie Sennott
Goodnough Goodnough, by Bonnie Sennott
Goodnough Goodnough, by Bonnie Sennott
Goodnough Goodnough, by Bonnie Sennott

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, work cables, work increases and decreases

Pattern Description:

Goodnough (pronounced "good-no") is an open front cardigan with 3/4-length sleeves, mirrored cable front bands, and A-line shaping. It is worked bottom up in one piece to the armholes, then divided for back and fronts. Some seaming is required: the shoulders are seamed, and the front bands are seamed at the back neck. The sleeves are worked top-down, in the round, using short rows to shape the sleeve caps.

Goodnough is designed to be worn with 0-2 inches/0-5 cm positive ease, but can also look attractive worn with negative ease. The model in the photos is wearing it with a small amount of negative ease.

Stitch patterns are given in both written form and charts.

**Level of difficulty:** Advanced beginner

**Sizes:** Women's S (M, L, XL, 1X, 2X)

**Finished (Blocked) Measurements:**
Bust circumference: 30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5) inches/78 (88, 98, 108, 118, 128) cm
Hip circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"/81 (91, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm

**Yardage Estimates:**
950 (1,050, 1,150, 1,300, 1,450, 1,600) yards/870 (960, 1,050, 1,190, 1,325, 1,465) m DK or light worsted weight wool.

Techniques include stockinette, cables, working in the round on circulars and dpns, increasing and decreasing, and working short rows.

Goodnough is named after Goodnough Dike at the Quabbin Reservoir, in Ware, Massachusetts, which is where the photos were taken.


20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Six sizes, from 30.5 inches to 50.5 inches at bust


  • 950-1600 yards DK weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • US 6/4.00mm needle
  • US 4/3.5mm needle

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