Glenveagh Oversized Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern

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It’s finally happening, I have designed a simple knit cardigan pattern. The Glenveagh Cardigan has been a work in progress for the past 2 months. I am SO proud to say that after weeks of designing, testing, photographing and editing that this pattern is PERFECT.

I started knitting about one year ago, so designing a knitting pattern for me was a pretty big deal. I wanted to make sure I had everything perfect, so testing for this pattern went a few weeks longer than my crochet patterns. Don’t be intimated by this pattern, it’s the perfect advanced beginner’s project!

The Glenveagh Cardigan is the perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe! I try my hardest to follow the “capsule wardrobe” method and this cardigan works into my lifestyle beautifully. Not only is it super cozy, but this piece goes with almost any outfit.

The yarn I decided to use for this design was Lion Brands Comfy Cotton Blend. You can find this yarn at Walmart, Amazon, or their website. Lion Brand hit home with making a blended cotton fiber that wasn’t rough and totally wearable!

Let’s get into the pattern!

Sizing:

Choose your exact bust measurement. This sweater  is designed with 9-11” of positive ease.

X-Small - 28-30”       

Small - 32–34”

Medium - 36–38”

Large - 40–42”

X- Large - 44-46”

2 X-Large - 48-50"

3 X-Large - 52-54”

Abbreviations:

CO - Cast On

K - Knit

P - Purl

K2Tog - Knit Two Stitches Together (Decrease)

P2Tog - Purl Two Stitches Together (Decrease)

WS - Wrong Side (Purl Side)

RS - Right Side (Knit Side)

Sts - Stitches


Notes:

  • Size adjustments are listed as such (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

  • I strongly recommend highlighting the row and stitch count for your size before starting the project.

  • Construction is done from the bottom up. 6 panels will be worked.

  • Mattress stitch tutorial can be found on my Youtube channel through  link: https://youtu.be/B7a1cHUpsXE

  • Slip Stitch Bind-Off Tutorial -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJgA9SDwawk

Materials:

- US 10/6.00mm Needle

- US 9/5.50mm Needles

-  900-1,500 yards Light 3 weight yarn ( I used Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton Blend)

- Stitch Marker

-  Measuring Tape

-  Scissors

-  Yarn Needle

Gauge:

In Stockinette using US 10/6mm Needles

  • 17 Sts = 4”

21 Rows = 4”

Pattern:

Back Panel -

Using US 9/5.50mm Needles

CO (84, 94, 102, 110, 118, 128, 136)

Ribbing:

R1-R8 - K1, P1 (84, 94, 102, 110, 118, 128, 136)

Body:

Using US 10/6.00mm Needles

Note - The back panel is worked flat using the stockinette stitch.

R9 - Purl (84, 94, 102, 110, 118, 128, 136)

R10 - Knit (84, 94, 102, 110, 118, 128, 136)

Repeat Rows 9 & 10 for a total of (136, 136, 140, 146, 158, 162, 172) Rows

Bind Off.

Front Panel (Right) -

Using US 9/5.50mm Needles
CO (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

Ribbing:

R1-R8 - K1, P1 (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

Body:

Using US 10/6.00mm Needles

Note - The front panel is worked flat using the stockinette stitch.

R9 - Purl (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

R10 - Knit (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

Repeat Rows 9 & 10 for a total of (98, 98, 102, 108, 120, 124, 134) Rows

Note - We will now be decreasing along one side of the panel to create the V-Neck shaping. Decreasing will always be done on every other row of the wrong side (WS).

R(99, 99, 103, 109, 121, 125, 135) - P1, P2Tog, P across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(100, 100, 104, 110, 122, 126, 136) - K across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(101, 101, 105, 111, 123, 127, 137) - P across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(102, 102, 106, 112, 124, 128, 138) - K across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(103, 103, 107, 113, 125, 129, 139) - P1, P2Tog, P across (40, 45, 49, 53, 57, 62, 66)

XS - Repeat Rows 100-103 for a total of 136 Rows (32)

S - Repeat Rows 100-103 for a total of 136 Rows (37)

M - Repeat Rows 104-107 for a total of 140 Rows (41)

L - Repeat Rows 104-113 for a total of 146 Rows (45)

XL - Repeat Rows 122-125 for a total of 158 Rows (49)

2XL - Repeat Rows 126-129 for a total of 162 Rows (54)

3XL - Repeat Rows 136-139 for a total of 172 Rows (58)

Bind off.


Front Panel (Left) -

Using US 9/5.50mm Needles

CO (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

Ribbing:

R1-R8 - K1, P1 (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

Body:

Using US 10/6.00mm Needles

Note - The front panel is worked flat using the stockinette stitch.

R9 - Purl (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

R10 - Knit (42, 47, 51, 55, 59, 64, 68)

Repeat Rows 9 & 10 for a total of (98, 98, 102, 108, 120, 124, 134) Rows

Note - We will now be decreasing along one side of the panel to create the V-Neck shaping. Decreasing will always be done on every other row of the wrong side (WS).

R(99, 99, 103, 109, 121, 125, 135) - P across until 3 Sts remain, P2Tog, P into the last stitch (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(100, 100, 104, 110, 122, 126, 136) - K across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(101, 101, 105, 111, 123, 127, 137) - P across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(102, 102, 106, 112, 124, 128, 138) - K across (41, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 67)

R(103, 103, 107, 113, 125, 129, 139) - P across until 3 Sts remain, P2Tog, P into the last stitch  (40, 45, 49, 53, 57, 62, 66)

XS - Repeat Rows 100-103 for a total of 136 Rows (32)

S - Repeat Rows 100-103 for a total of 136 Rows (37)

M - Repeat Rows 104-107 for a total of 140 Rows (41)

L - Repeat Rows 104-113 for a total of 146 Rows (45)

XL - Repeat Rows 122-125 for a total of 158 Rows (49)

2XL - Repeat Rows 126-129 for a total of 162 Rows (54)

3XL - Repeat Rows 136-139 for a total of 172 Rows (58)

Bind Off.

Sleeves:

The sleeves can be done two different ways.

Option 1 - Cast the sleeves on separately and attach the sleeve to the shoulder portion of the body once completed.

Option 2 - (This is my preferred method) Pick up the stitches along the shoulder section and work the sleeve perpendicular to the shoulder.

Using US 10/6.00mm Needles

Option 1 Only - CO (66, 70, 76, 80, 84, 94, 102)

Option 2 Only - Using the mattress stitch, seam the shoulder section of each front panel to the back panel (making sure the decreased sides are facing each other). Along the right side, pick up ((33, 35, 38, 40, 42, 47, 51) on the back panel side, continue by picking up (33, 35, 38, 40, 42, 47, 51) on the front panel side.

Both Options continue as follows:

Note - The sleeves are worked flat using the stockinette stitch. Decreases on made periodically on both sides of the sleeve down to the cuff.

R1 - P (66, 70, 76, 80, 84, 94, 102)

R2 - K (66, 70, 76, 80, 84, 94, 102)

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for a total of (12, 12, 12, 17, 17, 17, 17) Rows (66, 70, 76, 80, 84, 94, 102).

Note - From this point the pattern will state to decrease (Dec). This means when you are working on the right side (RS) make sure to K2Tog. When working on the wrong side (WS) make sure to P2Tog. Each decreased row should lose 2 stitches.

R(13, 13, 13, 18, 18, 18, 18) - Dec, work until 2 sts remain, Dec (64, 68, 74, 78, 82, 92, 100)

From this point the pattern will be worked using the stockinette stitch. Each size will decrease at

different points. A stitch marker is helpful to marker the last row decreased.

XS - Repeat Row 13 every 5th row 16 Times. Stockinette R89-96 (34)

S - Repeat Row 13 every 5th row 17 Times. Repeat Row 13 in the 3rd Row 1 Time. (34)

M - Repeat Row 13 every 4th row 21 Times. Stockinette R94-96 (34)

L - Repeat Row 18 every 3rd row 21 Times. Repeat Row 18 in the 9th Row 2 Times. (34)

XL - Repeat Row 18 every 3rd row 23 Times. Repeat Row 18 in the 6th Row 2 Times. (34)

2XL - Repeat Row 18 every 2nd row 28 Times. Repeat Row 18 in the 12th Row 2 Times. (34)

3XL - Repeat Row 18 every 2nd row 32 Times. Repeat Row 18 in the 8th Row 2 Times. (34)


Continue to Ribbing:

Using US 9/5.50mm Needles

R97-104 - K1, P1 (34)

Bind off.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Seaming:

Step 1 - If not done already; Using the mattress stitch, seam the shoulder section of each front panel to the back panel (making sure the decreased sides are facing each other).

Step 2 - If not done already; Seam the sleeves as evenly as possible to the shoulder section.

Step 3 - Using the mattress stitch, seam the back panel to the front panel along the sides. Begin from the top of the ribbing, up the side. Continue onto sleeves, seaming up to the cuff.

Inner Ribbing:

Using US 9/5.50mm Needles

Note - The inner ribbing is worked by picking up all of the stitches along the inner side of the right front panel, neck, and left front panel. It can be difficult to pick up all of the stitches. If you are a few stitches off don’t worry too much, just make sure to keep the stitch count even.

Pick Up all stitches from the right panel up to the neck, stitches across neck, and the stitches down the left panel. Make sure that you end with an even number.

R1 - K1, P1

Repeat row 1 for a total of 5 rows.

Bind Off.