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I have been knitting and sewing since I was a young girl. My mother and grandmother taught me.

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Sideways Leaf Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sideways Leaf Cardigan
Sideways Leaf Cardigan
Sideways Leaf Cardigan
Sideways Leaf Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • Short rows - work to marker, slip next stitch, wrap yarn around turn work and then work back. While working the short rows the main portion of the cardigan will follow the pattern stitch with the short rows worked in garter stitch.
  • W&tWrap and turn -with yarn in back, slip the next stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right needle, then bring yarn forward as if to purl, slip stitch from right needle back to left needle. Bring yarn back as if to knit and turn the en-tire piece ready to knit back on the opposite side.

Pattern Description:

Sideways Leaf Cardigan is a fun cardigan worked sideways.

The leaf pattern is created by a combination of knit and purl stitches. I wanted to create a cardigan that could be easily altered. If you want it a bit bigger just knit a little more until the next section of the pat-tern. If you need it a bit smaller then change sections faster than listed in the pattern.

The leaf pattern is fairly easy and the only part that may be a challenge is working short rows. Once you give it a try they are almost addictive because they create such an interesting and effective look. Knit in dreamy Malabrigo colored in a beautiful teal, the sweater is sure to be a constant go to cardigan for the Fall and Winter season.

The cardigan is worked sideways. The number of stitches cast on will be the length of the cardigan.


20 sts/25 rows = 4" in stockinet stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4x] (shown in size M) 28[34,40,43,46,49,52,58]
  • Chest: 28[34,40,43,46,49,52,58] inches Length: 27[27,27,28,28,29,29,31] inches


  • Malabrigo RIOS [Pure Merino Superwash; 210 yd/m per 100g skein]; color: 214 Teal Feather; 3[4,4,5,5,6,6,7]
  • # US 9/5.5mm straight needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • Stitch Holder
  • 6[6,6,6,7,7,8,8] buttons

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



Teal Feather