Lilas Cardigan

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Lilas Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Lilas Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • simple increases

Pattern Description:

Lilas, French for "lilac", is the product of inspiration from some beautifully colored cotton yarn. It is knit from the top down in one piece and requires no seaming at the end. Its big, floppy collar and relaxed style make for a chic and versatile piece that looks fantastic layered with long sleeves or over tanks and dresses. Quick and simple, this is a great sweater for beginning knitters.


18 sts & 25 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust measurements (when sweater is closed): 28.5 (33, 36.5, 41, 44.5, 49, 52.5)"/ 72 (84, 93, 104, 113, 124, 133) cm


  • Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) balls of Haze Heather (100% Cotton; 164 yards/150 meters per 100g/ 3.53oz ball); 690 (800, 885, 995, 1080, 1190, 1275) yds/ 630 (730, 810, 910, 985, 1085, 1165) m
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle (XS-M should use at least 40"/ 100cm; L-3XL should use at least 60"/ 150cm), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Same size of needle preferred for working sleeves in the round (e.g. DPNs, two circular needles, or long enough for Magic Loop)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving ends)

About Designer

About Designer

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Knitwear designer (you can find my work in Knitty -- the Citron Shawlette -- Knitscene magazine, Twist Collective, and "Brave New Knits") and mama. You can read my knitting "epic" at

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