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Tembo Pattern


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Knitting: Tembo
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Short rows
  • Grafting

Pattern Description:

Simple but dramatic, this cardigan will be a real staple in your wardrobe. The large garter stitch pockets and I-cord buttonholes create a dramatic focal point. The long length of the cardigan is enhanced with smooth waist shaping and a large garter stitch shawl collar.
Knit from the bottom up in one piece, shoulders are joined using a three needle bind off and the back of the collar is grafted for a seamless finish. Set-in sleeves are worked from the top down using short rows.


15 sts and 21 rows = 4"/10cm in St st.
15 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm in garter st.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust measurement: 28.75 (32, 35.25, 37.25, 40.5, 43.75, 47, 50.25, 53.25)"/ 73 (81.5, 89.5, 94.5, 103, 111, 119.5, 127.5, 135.5) cm.


  • Quince & Co 'Osprey' (100% Wool; 170yds/155m per 100g skein); Color: Storm (104); 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins
  • Size 10 US/6mm circular needle, 32"/80cm length x 2 (Size 10 US/6mm dpns if not using magic loop)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch markers
  • 5 buttons approx 1.25"/30mm diam.

About Designer

About Designer

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Carol Feller's patterns for men, women, and children are widely published in books and magazines, including Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, Knitting in the Sun (Wiley, 2009) and Knitty. Carol blogs on StolenStitches.com and can also be found on Twitter (@stolenstitches), and Facebook (carol.feller). She lives in Cork, Ireland, with ...

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