Fireside Cardigan Knitting Pattern


A top-down, round-yoke, no-sew sweater to knit. Appropriate for motivated beginners and seasoned knitters alike.


The Fireside Cardigan knitting pattern is simple and appropriate for newer knitters looking for a first sweater pattern. Seasoned knitters may like to follow the instructions as written, or use them as a blank canvas for embellishing with their own lace or cable designs.

Whether you are looking for a cozy sweater to wear while you warm yourself by the fire, or it’s some mindless TV-knitting you’re after, the Fireside Cardigan fits the bill nicely.

You can work this round-yoke knitting pattern from the top-down, and finish it without ever sewing a stitch. The cover sample features short sleeves for those chilly days between seasons. Instructions are also included for a more traditional long-sleeved version. The body and the sleeves are meant to be a close fit, with negative to no ease in the chest area.

Required Skills

The project is geared towards intermediate knitters and motivated beginners.  If you have these skills:

  • Long-tail and backwards loop cast-ons
  • Knit and Purl
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Picking up stitches
  • Basic bind-off

then you can do this.

Tools and Materials

The Fireside Cardigan pattern fits chest sizes 29 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 61)”

  • Short Sleeve Version: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Tweed in North Pole Heather #25964: 6 (6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15) skeins. Or 556 (624, 748, 869, 1016, 1156, 1318,
    1451, 1611) yards in any worsted weight.
  • Long Sleeve Version: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Everglade Heather #25643: 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19) skeins. Or 709 (800, 940, 1119, 1283, 1485, 1682,
    1865, 2043) yards in any worsted weight.
  • A set of 5 US #7 double point needles
  • A set of 5 US #6 double point needles
  • One US #7 (4.5mm) 32” or larger circular needle
  • Six 3/4” buttons
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • stitch markers
  • 2 yards of waste yarn for holding stitches


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