Star Gazing Cardigan Pattern


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Star Gazing Cardigan Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increases and decreases
  • knitting in the round
  • lace knitting
  • grafting using Kitchener Stitch

Pattern Description:

Star Gazing Cardigan is a lightweight raglan, worked seamlessly from the bottom-up, with a lace detail along the front of each side of the cardigan as well as the bottom of the sleeves. The cardigan drapes loosely around the body with overlapping front panels, and uses waist shaping to ensure a feminine fit. Pattern includes instructions for an optional sash to pair with the cardigan.

Pattern Difficulty Intermediate: Pattern uses increases and decreases, knitting in the round, grafting with Kitchener Stitch, and lace knitting. Pattern is written to accommodate a wide range of skill levels.

Yarn: approximately 1324 {1432, 1520, 1628, 1716, 1824} yards / (1210 {1309, 1390, 1488, 1570, 1668} meters) in Light Sport or Fingering weight yarn
- For Cardigan, approximately 1131 {1239, 1307, 1404, 1482, 1578} yards / (1034 {1133, 1195, 1284, 1355, 1443} meters)-- For Sash, approximately 193 {203, 213, 223, 234, 246} yards / (176 {186, 195, 204, 214, 225} meters)

Sizes: x-small {small, medium, large, x-large, 2x-large} (pictured in size x-small).
To Fit Bust/Hip Size: 33 {35, 38, 42, 46, 52}" / 84 {89, 96, 107, 117, 132} cm

Note on Fit: Cardigan is intended to fit with 3" (7.5 cm) of positive ease as well as having approximately 14" (36 cm) of overlapping fabric at the front. The photo with the schematic has the finished measurements, which include the ease and overlapping fabric. (Ex., if your bust is 46" / 117 cm, knit the x-large size, which has a finished measurement of 63" / 160 cm).


22 stitches x 34 rows = 4" x 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • bust sizes 33 {35, 38, 42, 46, 52}"


  • 1324 - 1668 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • US 4 (long circular needle and double pointed needles)
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Finding balance between adventure and calm, Jennifer's designs are inspired directly from her love of nature and wilderness, those spaces in which the wild and the tranquil inhabit. Her knitting designs use color and texture to articulate the transformational effect that nature can have on us. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy and when she is not knitting, ...

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