PATTERN UPDATE / Sedum Cardigan

Sedum Cardigan knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

The very first sweater I ever designed was a cardigan which I named Sedum because to me it looked like my planters full of succulents. I must have done some very rough math but for the most part I was winging it. When I posted my finished project on Ravelry the response was really overwhelming and I quickly set out to type up some notes on how the sweater was made. The notes were less than perfect and only one size was offered, it quickly became my goal to write up a proper pattern so that others wouldn't have to wing it as well.

Sedum Cardigan knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

It's been a long time coming, and I mean a really long time coming, the original pattern notes were added to Ravelry's database back in December of 2008. The original was made of pure alpaca which made the garment quite heavy, I found it grew lengthwise as I wore it, and so the mission for an alternate yarn began. You may remember the Shetland Chunky version that was on my needles back in this post, the completed project made it's way into the photos of my Autumn pattern. But the acrylic content of the yarn sort of bugged me and although the pattern was done I wasn't ready to release it. When I stumbled upon Patons Classic Wool Roving, a new addition to the Beehive Wool shop, I fell in love with it and chose it for many small projects I had in mind. I decided to buy a ball in Moss and swatch it to see if it might be a match for the Sedum cardigan. I was able to get gauge and I knit up a sample right away. I am so pleased with the results and although it has been a long time coming I am so glad to share the completed pattern with you.

Sedum Cardigan knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

The new pattern offers 12 different sizes and is broken into two separate size ranges (28-38 & 40-50) for better clarity when following the pattern. Also included is a short tutorial on the Sewn Bind Off.

Sedum Cardigan knitting pattern by Jane Richmond



7 (8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12) balls Patons Classic Wool Roving, 100% Pure New Wool, 109m/120yds per 100g/3.5oz ball OR 763 (872, 872, 872, 872, 872, 1090, 1090, 1090, 1199, 1199, 1308)m of bulky weight yarn to meet gauge. Sample shown in Moss 

US 10½ / 6.5 mm circular needle, 32"
US 10½ / 6.5 mm double pointed needles

Stitch markers — 4
Yarn needle
Large buttons — 6 (7 with Optional Buttonhole)

28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38)" AND 40 (42, 44, 46, 48, 50)"

Finished Measurements
25 ¼ (26 ½, 28, 29 ¼, 30 ½, 32)" AND 34 ½ (36, 37 ¼, 40, 41 ¼, 42 ½)" bust

12 stitches and 24 rows = 4"/10cm 
in Seed Stitch

To purchase the pattern view the listing HERE.

 If you are a Ravelry member and prefer to keep all of your patterns in one place, purchases through my website can now be added to your Ravelry library after checkout!!! Find out more on my FAQ page.


Also included in the pattern is an optional buttonhole so that the wide collar may be closed to keep the chill off your neck.

{The optional buttonhole creates an entirely different look}

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