Sidewise Cardigan

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Sidewise Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Sidewise Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Boys, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitted Cast-on
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Familiarity with Slip-stitch patterns

Pattern Description:

The Sidewise Cardigan, available in 8 different sizes, can be knit for practically everyone. Play with various color combinations to create a variety of different looks from the same basic pattern.

The slip stitch patterns are knit from cuff to center back to create vertical interest and mirrored patterns. Slip stitch patterns keep the knitting simple while creating a complex looking finished garment.


16 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4") in any of the listed slip-stitch patterns

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" chest


  • 215 - 900 yds in Main Color
  • 120 - 335 yds in Contrast Color 1
  • 65 - 300 yds in Contrast Color 2 & 3
  • 30 - 140 yds in Contrast Color 4
  • 6.0 mm (US #10) circular needles 24" or longer

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 large stitch holders
  • Markers
  • Buttons are optional

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted

About Designer

About Designer

Gwen Bortner on

Gwen Bortner (@EntrelacQueen) teaches knitting techniques at workshops and conferences across the country. She's been published in Knitter's Magazine, Creative Knitting and lots of other places. You can find Gwen's patterns, books, classes and thoughts on life on her website, Knitability, and her blog, The Same Stitch. When she's not on the road, she lives with her husband, Arlis, in Le Grand, ...

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