Biased Cardigan Knitting Pattern - Chunky Knit Cardigan
Between a cardigan and a coat, the biased cardigan knitting pattern has the elegant look of a jacket with all the coziness of a chunky cardigan.
It’s that extra layer you can easily throw over a pair of jeans to instantly dress it up. Or wear it with a cute dress, a pair of boots and you’re good to go anywhere and not be cold.
Knit in panels worked on the bias it is much easier than it looks! Working on the diagonal is what gives this cardigan it’s personality without using any complicated stitches.
It also has convenient insert pockets to keep your hands warm or hold your phone.
/PATTERN DETAILS • Cross between a coat and a cardigan, cozy yet elegant • Size XS to 5 XL (details below) • Beginner-friendly • Insert pockets • Worked in panels sewed together • Techniques used / Special stitches: Full explanations are given in the pattern. • Illustrated step-by-step photos
/MATERIALS • 10 mm/ US 15 knitting needles. I used circular needles for convenience, but you don’t need them. • Zeeman Ayla (Bulky weight 5, 100% acrylic, 115m /126yd, 100g/3.5oz) in off white colorway: o XS, S: 6 skeins o M: 7 skeins o L, XL: 8 skeins o 2XL & 3XL: 9 skeins o 4XL: 10 skeins o 5XL: 11 skeins • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
/FINAL MEASUREMENTS • XS: 88 cm / 35” bust, 32 cm / 12.5” upper arm circumference • S: 96 cm / 38” bust, 33 cm / 13” upper arm circumference • M: 108 cm / 42.5” bust, 35 cm / 14” upper arm circumference • L: 119 cm / 47” bust, 38 cm / 15” upper arm circumference • XL: 127 cm / 50” bust, 42 cm / 16.5” upper arm circumference • 2XL: 139 cm / 55” bust, 45 cm / 17.5” upper arm circumference • 3XL: 147 cm / 58” bust, 47 cm / 18.5” upper arm circumference • 4XL: 158 cm / 62” bust, 50 cm / 20” upper arm circumference • 5XL: 170 cm / 67” bust, 52 cm / 20.5” upper arm circumference The cardigan is designed with a loose fit 10 – 15 cm / 4” – 6” ease at the bust. Total cardigan length is 70 cm / 27.5”. You can easily adjust the length to your desired length (detailed in the pattern).
- XS to 5XL
- imperial and metric
- illustrated step by step pictures
Materials you need at home:
- 10 mm / US 15 knitting needles
- chunky weight yarn
- tapestry needle
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