West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan
West Coast Cardigan

West Coast Cardigan

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This product is a downloadable PDF knitting pattern.

Knit from the top down in one piece, the West Coast cardigan features raglan shaping, flattering set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar, and a zipper closure. Bands of stranded colourwork knit up quickly using Briggs and Little Country Roving—a 5 strand lightweight pencil roving that creates a surprisingly lofty fabric. Extensive charts are accompanied by written instructions, schematics, and helpful links to guide you along the way. Instructions are provided in an easy to follow fill-in-the-blank format.

The West Coast Cardigan was inspired, in respectful admiration, by the Cowichan Sweaters that are abundant on Vancouver Island and are a tradition of the Coast Salish people. This sweater is not a real Cowichan sweater, only inspired by this traditional style.

BONUS: Feeling creative? Use this pattern as a jumping off point into your own custom colourwork adventure by using the bonus blank charts provided with this pattern!


PATTERN DETAILS

Yarn
Briggs and Little Country Roving
100% wool, 155yds/142m per 227g/8oz cake
OR other super bulky weight yarn
Sample shown in Medium Brown #27 (MC) and Black #16 (CC) 

Yards Required (MC) 446 (483, 509, 530, 553, 589, 612, 653, 667, 737, 762)
Yards Required (CC) 177 (191, 201, 210, 219, 233, 242, 258, 264, 291, 301)

Meters Required (MC) 406 (440, 463, 482, 503, 536, 556, 594, 606, 670, 693)
Meters Required (CC) 161 (174, 183, 191, 199, 212, 220, 235, 240, 265, 274)

Needles
US 11 / 8 mm circular needle, 40"
US 11 / 8 mm double pointed needles or long circular for magic loop
US 13 / 9 mm circular needle, 40"
US 13 / 9 mm double pointed needles or long circular for magic loop

Notions
Stitch markers — 4
Waste yarn
Yarn needle
Separating zipper, 22"/55cm (or length to fit front opening)
Sewing needle, pins, and thread

Gauge
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4"/10cm
in pattern on larger needles (blocked)

Sizes
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)"
76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm
shown in size 34

Finished Measurements
35 (38.75, 40.5, 42.25, 44, 45.75, 47.5, 49.25, 51, 54.75, 56.5)" bust
89 (98.5, 103, 107.5, 112, 116, 120.5, 125, 129.5, 139, 143.5) cm bust


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