Free chunky knit cardigan pattern!

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This cardigan is super simple and fast to make (love those projects)! I finished this one in two days, minus weaving in the ends, for some reason that part takes so much longer than you think, maybe just cause I kept putting it off. The cardigan is SO soft, it will keep you warm in the cooler months.

The pdf file is available for $5.00 through the shop or on my Etsy.

Skill level Beginner: knowledge of basic knit and purl stitch, casting on and binding off. Also, some sewing when assembling the cardigan.


Materials
Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket yarn or any bulky weight yarn to fit gauge.
Needle size: (set of 2) 8 mm needles and (set of 4) 8 mm
needles OR 8 mm circular needles.
Also: yarn needle, scissors, stitch holder.


Measurements
Height: 18”
Body width: 26”

Gauge
4 inches = 8 sts and 13 rows.

Abbreviations
rep repeat
k knit
p purl
RS right side st(s) stitch(es) WS wrong side

Notes
•Body is knit in all one piece, and sleeves are attached.
•The ribbing on the collar and front panels is done by gathering up the stitches along the sides and knitting together.
•All RS rows are knit while all WR rows are purl.

Pattern

Body (starting from back to front)

Cast on 42 sts.

K 2, p 2 rib, ending with k 2 on last 2 sts of each row.

Continue in rib for 2”.

Stockinette stitch for next 14” (piece should be 16” from cast on).

On next RS row, k 16, place these sts on st holder, bind off 10 sts, k to end.

Left side panel (with sts on working needle), row 1: turn, p to end.

Row 2: bind off 2, k to end (14 sts).

Rows 3-7: stockinette to end.

Row 8: k 1, inc 1, k to end (15 sts).

Continue in stockinette AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 every 4th row 7 more times or until there are 22 sts.

Stockinette for next 6” or until piece measures the same as the back up to ribbing at the bottom.

K 2, p 2 rib for 2”.

Bind off all sts and fasten off.

Right side panel, row 1: transfer all sts on holder onto needle, attach yarn so that first row is knit, k to end.

Row 2: bind off 2, p to end (14 sts).

Rows 3-7: stockinette to end.

Row 8: p 1, inc 1, p to end (15 sts).

Continue in stockinette AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 every 4th row 7 more times or until there are 22 sts.

Stockinette for next 6” or until piece measures the same as the back up to ribbing at the bottom.

K 2, p 2 rib for 2”.

Bind off all sts and fasten off.

Sew sides of body together, leaving enough space for the arm holes.

Sleeves

Cast on 22 sts.

K 2, p 2, rib for 2”.

Starting on next RS row k all sts.

Work in stockinette for 3 more rows.

Inc rows (RS): k 1, inc 1, k to 1 st from end, inc 1, k 1. (2 inc’d, 24 sts).

Rep inc row every 6th row 5 more times or until there are 34 sts.

Continue in stockinette until piece measures 19” from cast on.

Bind off all sts and fasten off.

Sew the edges of sleeve together.

Sew sleeves to armholes.

Collar

This is done by distributing sts over 3 dpn or circular needle.

Pick up 84 sts evenly along right and left panels and neck.

K 1, p 1 rib for 1 ½”.

Bind off all sts and fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

I would love to see your cardigan, tag me on Instagram @kittytangled

Note: Please do not copy anything from this pattern without contacting me. If you do sell your finished project please credit me (kittytangled) as the original creator and distributer to support my work.

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