Everyday Cardigan Knitting Pattern and Tutorial


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A top-down, seamless-yoke sweater, featuring ribbing & seed stitch details,and minimal finishing.

From those first crisp moments of fall, to the last lingering chills of spring, a simple cardigan is a wardrobe staple. Throw it over your favorite tee, layer it under a light Winter jacket, wrap it around you as you sit by the fire and watch the falling snow… This sweater is meant to be worn every day. Whether you’re sitting around the house in a t-shirt and jeans, or hitting the town in a corduroy skirt and boots, an Everyday Cardigan will be right at home.

Knit almost entirely in stockinette stitch, the pattern is straightforward enough for a relative beginner, but includes a little bit of ribbing and some seed stitch details to add visual interest.

If you are a new knitter, don’t let terms like “ribbing” and “seed stitch” scare you off – these are simply combinations of knits and purls. If you can do those two stitches, then you’ve got this!


The project is geared towards intermediate knitters and motivated beginners. If you have these skills:

Long-tail and backwards loop cast-ons
Knit and Purl
Increasing and decreasing
Picking up stitches
Basic bind-off

then you can do this.

And if you don’t have a few of those skills? There is a link to a video playlist to help you learn.


1100-1540 yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend, like Cascade 220
One set of 5 US #7 double point needles
One US #7 (4.5mm) 32” or larger circular needle
One US G (4mm) crochet hook
Six 3/4” buttons
yarn needle
stitch markers
2 yards of waste yarn for holding stitches


More than just a simple knitting pattern, this ebook is like a mini-class. Each topic includes step-by-step instructions and photos where appropriate.

You will learn:

How to knit seed stitch
How to knit ribbing
How to make a buttonhole
How to knit a seamless circular yoke with seed stitch and ribbed details
How to separate the body from the sleeves
How to knit the body of a sweater with button band and ribbed hem
How to knit sleeves


How to choose what size to knit
How to make a gauge swatch
How to read a multi-size pattern
Links to resources to help you learn more

Don't need all of this hand-holding? You can get just the pattern alone in my shop.

Fully illustrated.

A 13-page PDF download is included with this listing. If you prefer an EPUB or MOBI format, please leave a comment at checkout, and I will email it to you.

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EXCELLENT pattern! This thorough pattern has helped me get over a stumbling block where sweater knitting was concerned. I can't thank you enough, Lisa! :-)
Jun 26, 2015 by bluesnharmony

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