Wessex Cardigan

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Wessex Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Wessex Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • tubular cast on
  • three needle bind off
  • RLI (right lifted increase)
  • LLI (left lifted increase)
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • p2tog
  • ssp
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Worked in a four color stripe pattern, the Wessex Cardigan has a fitted shape and flattering V-neck. The body is worked flat in one piece from the bottom up. Solid color sleeves are begun with stitches picked up around the armhole and worked in short rows to form the sleeve cap, then worked in the round down to the wrist. A small section of stripes is worked at the sleeve cuff. This cardigan is meant to be worn with little or no positive ease in the bust.


16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stripe using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 31 (34, 37, 40)[43, 46, 49, 52]"; Length: 23.5 (24, 24.5, 25)[26,26.5, 27, 27.5]"


  • US #8/5 mm 16" and 24" circular needles and set of dpn
  • US #7/4.5 mm 24" circular needle and set of dpn
  • Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/HW (55% merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed; 164 yds/150 m per 100 g ball) Color A: Orca (grey), 4 (5, 5, 6)[6, 7, 7, 8] balls; Color B: Romance (red), 1 ball; Color C: Cobalt (blue), 1 ball; Color D: Lemon Curd (yellow), 1 ball.

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 one inch wide buttons
  • Sewing thread to match buttons
  • Sewing needle
  • 3 stitch holders (or waste yarn)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • 2 removable stitch markers or safety pins
  • 2 stitch markers

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks City Tweed HW


orca, romance, cobalt and lemon curd

About Designer

About Designer

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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and dyeing.

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