Whether you’re headed to the movie theater, or a night in with your friends, a cozy cardigan is the perfect outfit topper. The Pacific Cardigan is knit using our luscious eyelash yarn, Minou, which creates a fur-like texture that is a dream to wear. Simple stockinette stitch allows the texture of Minou to be the focus, and with a breezy construction, we can guarantee that you’ll be making more than one of these cardigans for the fall and winter seasons.
SIZES Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Small size with approx. 4½” of positive ease at back bust width.
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Minou (52% nylon, 40% baby alpaca, 8% merino wool; 50g/158 yds) 107 Heron – 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) balls Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight (or your preferred needle for knitting flat) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn
GAUGE 21 sts x 29 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES The body of this cardigan is knit flat in one piece, beginning with the back hem and working up and over the shoulders. The left and right front are separated at the shoulders and worked separately. Removable markers are used to indicate the armhole openings, and the sides of the body are seamed. Then, stitches for the sleeves are picked up from around the armhole openings and knit seamlessly in the round from the top down.
This cardigan is intended to be worn with a generous amount of positive ease in the body, though the sleeves are more fitted. Due to the open nature of the cardigan at the bust, finished measurements are given based on back width at the bust (measured from center of underarm to center of underarm). It is recommended to choose a size approximately 4 inches larger than your actual back bust width. Further measurements for each size can be found on the schematic.
The Pacific Cardigan is available as part of the e-book Soft Simplicity and as an individual pattern on Ravelry.