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René Pattern


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Knitting: René
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increasing/decreasing, shaping, seaming

Pattern Description:

A unisex pullover or cardigan to knit in eleven sizes (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, 7X), with alternating panels of cable and rib to provide cozy, sturdy texture. All pieces are knit flat, bottom up, and seamed; sweater has set-in sleeves with ribbed v-neck or round neck and front finishes. Knits up nicely in a variety of light worsted solid, tweed, or tonal handpainted yarns.


20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32.5(35.75, 39, 42.25, 45.75, 49)[52.25, 55.75, 59, 62.25, 65.75] inches/82.5(91, 99, 107.5, 116, 124.5)[132.5, 141.5, 150, 158, 167] cm around chest at underarm to fit with 4-6 inches of ease.


  • 1075(1225, 1400, 1600, 1775, 1975)[2200, 2400, 2650, 2875, 3125) yards/975(1125, 1275, 1450, 1625, 1800)[2000, 2200, 2425, 2650, 2875] meters of light worsted yarn
  • size 6US (4.0 mm) needle for body or size to obtain correct gauge
  • size 4US (3.5 mm) needle for cuffs and collar (or two sizes smaller than body needle)

You Will Also Need:

  • crew cardigan: 8(8, 9, 9, 9, 9)[10, 10, 10, 10, 11] .75-inch/2-cm buttons
  • v-neck cardigan: 6(6, 7, 7, 7, 7)[8, 8, 8, 8, 9] .75-inch/2-cm buttons

Suggested yarn:

3125 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Briar Rose Fourth of July



About Designer

About Designer

Anne Hanson on

I am the owner of Knitspot - knitting patterns, clubs, and artisan yarns. I am a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, and began designing clothing, knitwear and accessories during the 1970s. I teach and write about knitting, spinning, and designing at my blog, Knitspot. I live and work in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too.

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