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Urban Houndstooth Cardigan


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  • Intarsia

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Worked in a fabulously sexy alpaca and silk blend yarn in a deceptively simple slip stitch pattern, this snuggly houndstooth cardigan will make you look smart and chic, all at the same time. With an oversized shawl collar worked with doubled yarn in squishy Fisherman's Rib, and sneaky afterthought pockets, the beauty of this garment is in all the details! Easy, slip-stitch colorwork means you'll only be working with one color per row. This 6-page, full color PDF has 1 small photo within the pattern and the remainder of the photos on the cover page. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl basic increasing basic decreasing basic intarsia slipping a stitch provisional cast on picking up stitches along an edge GAUGE 25 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette using smaller needles and single strand of yarn, measured across a swatch that has been blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes For women's garments: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) Shown in size S, modeled with 0" ease. Finished Measurements Bust: 31.7 (34.2, 38.7, 41.9, 45.4, 48.32, 51.8)" Waist: 30.4 (32.9, 37.4, 39.7, 42.2, 45.1, 48)" Hips: 34.2 (36.8, 40.6, 44.2, 47.4, 53.4, 57)" Length: 25 (25, 25, 25, 26.3, 25.5, 26.7)" SUGGESTED YARN 1750 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Blue Sky Alpaca Silk COLORWAY Oyster & Crabapple

Supplies Needed

  • 2 stitch holders
  • darning needle
  • 16 inch separating zipper

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.