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Riverbend Cardigan Pattern

Riverbend Cardigan Pattern

"Quick to knit, cozy to wear."

This easy-wearing cardigan, designed by Julie Hoover for Brooklyn Tweed, is the perfect transitional knit for fall weather. And Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry on larger needles makes this a quick, gratifying knit! 

Modern touches give this cardi an updated look: A deep V (right at the bust line) and a hem shaped with short rows so that the back is several inches longer than the cropped fronts. 

Lots of positive ease keeps it roomy and comfortable, and while the sample shows reverse stockinette, the pattern gives instructions to customizepurl side out or knit side. Layer it over an easy tee-shirt or your favorite summer linen.

As always, Julie's twelve pattern pages are filled with informative schematics and detailed instructions on techniques such as ribbed cable cast on, short rows, and sloped bind off. And gorgeous photography. This photo shoot is inspired by the Brooklyn Tweed move back to the Pacific Northwest; we think he captures it beautifully.

This cardigan is designed for approx. 4–6" of ease.
Finished bust: 35(39½, 44, 48½, 53, 57½)"/89 (100.5, 112, 123, 135, 146)cm circumference at bust, buttoned closed. Shown on model in size 39½ in Sulphur (with 5" ease).

4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (200 yds/125m each).
Or approx. 695 (780, 875, 970, 1085, 1175) yds/636 (713, 800, 887, 992, 1074)m of a chunky-weight wool yarn.

US 15 (10mm) 32"/80cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US 11- 13 (8–9mm) 32"/80cm circular needle, or 1-2 US sizes/1–2mm smaller than gauge needle.
Large stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; spare circular needle, several sizes smaller than gauge needle, for picking up stitches; darning needle to finish; a few yards of a firmly-spun worsted-weight yarn in a similar color for seaming.
Four 7/8–1"/22–25mm buttons and four ½"/13mm backer buttons.

10-2/3 sts/15 rows = 4"/10cm in reverse stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.

12-page printed pattern (requires shipping).


10 in stock.