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Zigzag Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Zigzag Cardigan
Zigzag Cardigan
Zigzag Cardigan
Zigzag Cardigan
Zigzag Cardigan
Zigzag Cardigan

Pattern Description:

For most of us Zigzag Cardigan is easier to pronounce, but the true name of this piece should be Tse Bighanilini which in Navaho language means the place where water runs through rocks. That is what Navaho Indians call one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen " Antelope Canyon.

These magnificent, spiral rocks formed by erosion inspired me to design a tiny cardigan " fitted and cropped with 3/4 sleeves and zigzag details.

As with most of my cardigans, Zigzag is knitted top down, completely seamlessly with set in sleeves worked using short rows.
The Stockinette stitch on the body and sleeves makes the knitting almost mechanical, but the cables keep it exciting and interesting.


21 sts and 32 rows per 4 (10cm) in Stockinette stitch on larger needles " save the time by checking the gauge :)

Please note that I knit loosely so you may need different sized needles to obtain the gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
  • Chest measurements: 30 (32 3/4, 36, 39 1/2, 43, 47, 50 1/2)- 75cm, (81 3/4cm, 90cm, 98 3/4cm, 107 1/2cm, 117cm, 126 1/4cm).
  • Cardigan is meant to be worn with 1-2 (21/2cm-5cm) of negative ease. It is already incorporated into the pattern so the chest size is actually the cardi size measured after blocking.


  • Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk) 50g/183 yards (167 meters) or Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (100% Alpaca) 50g/182 yards (166 meters) " 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins.
  • Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
  • US 1 1/2 - 2.5 mm 40(100cm) circular needles; US 2 - 2.75 mm 32(80cm) circular needles or set of 5 dpns; US 2 - 2.75 mm 40(100cm) circular needles US 2 1/2 - 3 mm 32(80cm) circular needles or set of 5 dpns; US 2 1/2 - 3 mm 40(100cm) circular needles
  • 2 stitch markers in one color (A); 2 stitch markers in second color (B); 1 stitch marker in third color (C); 6 removable markers in any color
  • 10 (10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12) - 7/16 (11mm) buttons
  • Stitch holder or scrap yarn
  • Sewing needle and matching thread

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk
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About the designer

My name is Hanna Maciejewska.
I live near Torun, Poland.
I am a wife to a supportive and loving husband and a mother to the most beautiful and amazing girl.

I fell in love with knitting as a ...

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