Storytime Scholar shawl collar chunky cardigan - knitting pattern
Cozy yet elegant, comfy and warm, this is the perfect cardigan to snuggle up in at storytime.
Just enough ribbing to be distinguished… and just enough garter stitch to be adorable! With subtle worked-in garter stitch elbow “patches”… A double-breasted front and cozy shawl collar…. And optional inset pockets hidden behind a wide ribbed hem to stash away treasures…
A very fast and easy knit, this cardigan is knit from the top down seamlessly. The body is worked flat; the sleeves are worked in the round. Stitches are picked up along side edges and neckline to work buttonbands and collar. Optional pockets can be worked. Their lining requires some seaming.
Skills Required: casting-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, knitting on dpns, picking up stitches, yarn over, seaming (only if working pockets).
Sizes available: 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo, 2T-3T, 3T-4T)
Finished garment has chest circumferences of 20 (22.5, 23.5, 25, 27, 28) inches or 51 (57, 60, 63, 68.5, 71.5) cm.
- knitting pattern (pdf file)
- US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements
- Sizes 0-3mo to 3T/4T
- Suitable for an advanced beginner to intermediate knitter
Materials you need at home:
Approximately 250 (275, 300, 350, 400, 450) yds or 230 (250, 275, 320, 370, 415) meters of chunky or heavy worsted weight yarn
NEEDLES / NOTIONS:
- US 10 / 6mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge.
- US 10 / 6mm double-pointed needles (for sleeves), or size needed to get stockinette stitch gauge.
- US 9 / 5.5mm circular needles or 1 size smaller than needles that get you stockinette gauge.
- Optional for pocket linings: US9 / 5.5mm double-pointed needles, or 1 size smaller than needles that get you stockinette gauge (you can also use circulars but it’s easier to work on the lining with dpns.)
- 4 stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
- four or six 5/8-inch (1.5 cm) diameter buttons
Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.
I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.