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.
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
- stitch markers
- 2 yards of waste yarn for holding stitches