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This pattern can also be found in my book Fast and Fabulous Knits: 18 Speedy Sweater and Top Patterns for Busy Knitters, which can be purchased via this link:


This seamless cardigan is worked in Trellis stitch from the bottom up. You will first work the bottom section of the cardigan flat, before splitting at the underarm point to work the front right panel, then the back panel, followed by the front left panel. You will join the shoulder seams to create the armholes using the Three Needle Bind Off method. The sleeves are worked in the round by picking up stitches along the armhole edges. You will finish by working the button band flat by picking up stitches along the inside edges. Instructions on how to adjust the body and sleeve length of your cardigan are included.


Skill Level
Advanced Beginner


XS (S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Finished bust: 43.8 (46, 50.6, 52.6, 57.4) (59.4, 64.2, 66.2, 70.8)” / 111 (117, 129, 134, 146) (151, 163, 168, 180) cm
Recommended ease: This cardigan is designed with 12.2–14.2 inches / 31–36 cm of positive ease
Sample shown is knit in Size S.
Full sizing chart is included in the pattern.


Super bulky weight, Wool and the Gang, Crazy Sexy Wool (100% Wool), 87 yds (80 m) per 200-g skein, shown in Glow Up Cream colorway


Any super bulky weight yarn can be used for this pattern as long as it matches gauge. A good substitute would be Malabrigo, Rasta or Cardigang, Chunky Merino.


357 (372, 476, 538, 599) (639, 744, 783, 826) yds / 327 (340, 435, 492, 548) (584, 680, 716, 755) m


For body and sleeves: US 19 (15 mm) 32-inch (80-cm) circular needle
For ribbing: US 17 (12 mm) 32-inch (80-cm) circular needle

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