Knitting Pattern PDF - Oversized Raglan Cardigan

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I designed this to be a comfy basic cardigan with a loose fit, bloused sleeves, and raglan shoulders. The body and sleeves are stockinette stitch, and the edges are worked in knit one, purl one rib. It's worked in the Elizabeth Zimmermann style – from the bottom up and almost completely seamless (the only “seams” are the underarm stitches, which are grafted together at the end). The sleeves and body are worked separately and then joined in one piece to shape the shoulders and neck. I made mine in variegated 100% wool, but you can substitute any worsted-weight yarn you like for the pattern.

This is a PDF pattern that you can download upon purchase.

Skill level: Medium

Required skills:
Basic casting on, binding off, knitting and purling
Using double-pointed needles
Sewing on buttons
Grafting stitches together
kfb: knit front and back
k2tog: knit two together
ssk: slip, slip, knit

US 6 24” circular needle
US 6 double-pointed needles (four or five)
6 balls of Patons Classic Wool (205 m/223 yds per ball) in Harvest
11 3/4” buttons
Stitch markers (at least 6)
Stitch holders (scrap yarn will do)
Weaving needle

Loose fit, size small/medium
Hem and Chest width: 18” when laid flat and buttoned
Hem to Underarm length: 15”
Underarm to Shoulder length: 8”
Wrist to Underarm length: 18”
Hem to Collar length: 25”

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