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Gramps Cardigan (Adult)


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  • Short Rows

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Pattern Details

Doesn’t your grandpa have a cozy cardigan to wear around the house? Cardigan is worked from the bottom up. Shawl collar is extended with short rows to be wider at the neckline. Cabling is worked on the fronts and modified for the sleeves, and the back is knit in a wide-wale rib. Cable pattern is fully written AND charted. Directions are provided for 3/4 length and full length sleeves. Knit it oversized to be comfy like Gramps (shown in YOTH), or to your chest measurement for a little more sass (shown in pink, previous version). Design is unisex. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round cabling grafting live stitches together (kitchener stitch) wrap & turn for short rows basic increasing & decreasing SIZE XXS (XS, S, M, L){L/XL, XL, 2X} FINISHED CHEST 31 (35, 36.25, 40, 43.75){45.25, 49, 52.75}“ / 79 (88.5, 92.5, 102, 111.5){115, 124.5, 134} cm GAUGE 17 sts and 27 rows per 4”/10 cm in stockinette on larger needles, 36 sts per 5”/12.5 cm in Criss Cross Cable Pattern YARN 1225 (1375, 1450, 1650, 1825){1950, 2175, 2425} yards / 1125 (1250, 1325, 1500, 1675){1775, 2000, 2225} meters worsted weight yarn TOOLS Size 7 (4.5 mm) and size 8 (5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle NOTIONS Six 1”/2.5 cm buttons, needle and matching thread

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1000(1125, 1300, 1450, 1600)[1775, 1975, 2200] yards worsted weight yarn
  • Size 7(4.5 mm) and size 8(5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle; Notions: 6 1-inch buttons, needle and matching thread

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Kate Oates & Tot Toppers
Kate Oates & Tot Toppers
Kate Oates is a knitting pattern designer and author of several books: Grown, Knits for Boys and Knitting Clothes Kids Love. Under her own name, she creates a line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Her other line, Tot Toppers, features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has four of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. she also does freelance work for a variety of publications and yarn companies. In her non-knitting life, Kate holds a PhD in political science from the University of Florida. she lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan and boys Jesse, Charlie, Oliver & Eliot (4 very handsome Tot Toppers models). You might also see the Oates clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!