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Eastwood Cardigan


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When I sat down to design Eastwood Cardigan, I wanted to make the perfect go to fall cardigan - easy to throw on over anything, flattering but kinda oversized, sweater-y and jacket-y. With POCKETS, of course! And this is what I came up with. This is basically me in a sweater - stripes, texture, unusual construction, and lots of wool. Easy to wear and style and take from early fall to late spring. I want one in ALL of the colors, and hope you do, too! Sweater is worked kinda seamlessly, with a little fuss. Starting with the main color front textured panels, stitches are picked up from one front panel and worked in stripes around body, holding stitches for pockets and sleeves. Stitches are picked up around armholes and pocket holes, and neckline, to finish the sweater. Unworked color can always be carried along while striping so there are minimal ends to weave in. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY purl cast on bind off rib pick up stitches 3 needle bind off knit GAUGE 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" bust/chest circumference. Cardigan shown in 36" in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, and in 32" in Dirty Water Dyeworks CLARA. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed COLORWAY Reindeer Heather and Brass Heather

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size 7 circular knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers

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The Sweatshop of Love
The Sweatshop of Love
I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, and by Lion Brand Yarns. I self publish patterns and blog at The Sweatshop of Love and run Holla Knits and Red Letter Day Stitches.