Urban Houndstooth Cardigan

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Urban Houndstooth Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Urban Houndstooth Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • basic increasing
  • basic decreasing
  • basic intarsia
  • slipping a stitch
  • provisional cast on
  • picking up stitches along an edge

Pattern Description:

Worked in a fabulously sexy alpaca and silk blend yarn in a deceptively simple slip stitch pattern, this snuggly houndstooth cardigan will make you look smart and chic, all at the same time. With an oversized shawl collar worked with doubled yarn in squishy Fisherman's Rib, and sneaky afterthought pockets, the beauty of this garment is in all the details! Easy, slip-stitch colorwork means you'll only be working with one color per row. This 6-page, full color PDF has 1 small photo within the pattern and the remainder of the photos on the cover page.


25 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette using smaller needles and single strand of yarn, measured across a swatch that has been blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes For women's garments: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Shown in size S, modeled with 0" ease.
  • Finished Measurements
  • Bust: 31.7 (34.2, 38.7, 41.9, 45.4, 48.32, 51.8)"
  • Waist: 30.4 (32.9, 37.4, 39.7, 42.2, 45.1, 48)"
  • Hips: 34.2 (36.8, 40.6, 44.2, 47.4, 53.4, 57)"
  • Length: 25 (25, 25, 25, 26.3, 25.5, 26.7)"


  • (MC) Blue Sky Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yds/133 m per 50g skein); color: Oyster; 8 (8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 14) skeins
  • (CC) Blue Sky Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yds/133 m per 50g skein); color: Crabapple; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
  • 1 set US 4/3.5mm double-point needles
  • 1 40-inch US 4/3.5mm circular needle
  • 1 40-inch US 9/5.5mm circular needle
  • 1 set US 9/5.5 mm double-point needles
  • 2 stitch holders
  • stitch markers in 3 colors
  • contrast color waste yarn
  • darning needle
  • 16 inch separating zipper
  • sewing needle or sewing machine
  • thread to match zipper
  • scissors

Suggested yarn:

1750 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Sky Alpaca Silk


Oyster & Crabapple

About Designer

About Designer

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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like ...

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