Zippered Cardigan with 'Elf" Hood

from Impassioned Yarn by Cathy Kean

Zippered Cardigan with 'Elf" Hood Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increase
  • decrease
  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

This is an easy to intermediate unisex sweater pattern, for worsted weight yarn. It features contrasting trim and pockets which are knit into the sweater rather than sewn for extra strength.

The sweater is knit in one piece, without seams (so minimal sewing - yeah !!)

The sweater is designed to be worn large, has a warm hood, is perfect for fall and spring.

Techniques used such as three needle bind off, are fully expalined

XS, S, M, L, XL
Finished chest (38, 40, 42, 44, 46)


17sts and 24 rows = 4' square in st st
4.25 st / inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Finished chest (38, 40, 42, 44, 46)


  • US 9 (5.5 mm) 24" (60cm) circular needle
  • US 9 (5.5mm) dpn
  • 4 stitch markers
  • crochet hook, if desired for the cord

Suggested yarn:

1600 yards of Worsted weight

About Designer

About Designer

Cathy Kean CKGF on

I am a Chartered Accountant (and US Certified Public Accountant) with a Masters degree in Tax by day, and knitter/crocher by night.

My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was 10. I split my time between my day job, knitting, crocheting, designing patterns, and keeping my 3 boys and husband in hand knit socks!!

Please visit my website I have patterns ...

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