This plus size, ladies 8ply cardigan has set in sleeves, collar and 2x2 rib bands. The front bands are knitted with the fronts and there is no neck shaping required.
My garment was knitted in Cleckheaton Snowflake 8ply yarn, which gives great texture and a mix of two colours, however, the pattern is suitable for any type of 8ply/DK yarn.
Pattern sizes: 2XL (3XL-4XL-5XL).
To fit bust: 120 (130-140-150) cm [47¼ (51¼-55-59) ins].
Garment measures: 130 (140-150-160) cm [51¼ (55-59-63) ins].
Yarn required: 19 (21-22-24) balls Cleckheaton Snowflake 8ply, 50g@85m.
Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm [UK 8, US 6] knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.
Other requirements: 2 stitch holders; 9 buttons.
Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4 ins] over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.
This pattern is also available in smaller sizes to fit bust 80-110cm [31½-43¼ ins] and has been photographed in the smaller size.
Pattern rating: Easy.
Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.
- Includes centimetres and inches
- Includes four plus sizes
- Easy pattern rating
Materials you need at home:
- Yarn required: 19 (21-22-24) balls Cleckheaton Snowflake 8ply, 50g@85m.
- Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm [UK 8, US 6] knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing up.
- Other requirements: 2 stitch holders; 9 buttons.
I have been addicted to knitting for over 35 years (I started very young!) and I love being able to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and make something gorgeous and individual yet practical.
As a child I designed and knitted clothes for my toy elephants (elephants are my other obsession), during high school I knitted baby clothes and sold them at local craft markets then during my university days I knitted for a local yarn shop. While knitting was my passion, at that stage I never thought of making it my career.
After spending 10 years in the medical profession I came across a job ad for a knitting pattern design writer and suddenly I realised it was possible to combine my passion with my work. I was lucky enough to get that job and I have been working as a pattern writer, pattern designer and proofreader ever since.
As well as creating my own designs, I continue to work for yarn companies in Australia and overseas.
Along with my love of knitting, I hold Diplomas in both Comprehensive Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.
I love what I do and I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.