Gray Wolf Cardigan

This is a modern tweed cardigan with cables and pockets. It’s a cardigan style you’d normally see for young adults and it looks even more adorable on a little one!

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) to fit waist 26½ (27, 29, 31½, 34½)” / [67 (68.5, 73.5, 80, 88) cm]

4” / [10 cm] positive ease recommended.

Gauge: 25 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] over back cabled pattern using US size 8 (5 mm) needles, blocked; 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Reversed St st pattern using US size 8 (5 mm) needles, blocked.

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Rowan Fine Tweed (100% Wool; 98 yards [90 meters]/25 grams): 366 Malham, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls;

Lace Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace (100% Alpaca; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): 1406 Black, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm): circulars and DPNs; US size 6 (4mm): circulars.

Notions: Markers (10); stitch holders (4); tapestry needle; scrap yarn.

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch (stitches)
k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
St st – stockinette
CO – cast on
sl1wyif – Sl1 st with yarn in front of work
sl1wyib – Sl1 st with yarn to the back of work
RN – right needle
LN – left needle
CN – cable needle
C4B – Sl2 sts on CN, hold to back, k2 from LN, k2 from CN.
C4F – Sl2 sts on CN, hold to front, k2 from LN, k2 from CN.
C4BPP – Sl2 sts on CN, hold to back, k2 from LN, p2 from CN.
C4FPP – Sl2 sts on CN, hold to front, p2 from LN, k2 from CN.
C4BKP – Sl2 sts on CN, hold to back, k2 from LN, k1, p1 from CN.
C4FKP – Sl2 sts on CN, hold to front, k1, p1 from LN, k2 from CN.

Pattern Notes

Cardigan is worked holding one strand of each yarn together throughout.

Pattern

Pocket (Make 2)

With larger needles, CO 22 sts.

Work in St st for 4” / [10 cm], decreasing 2 sts evenly on last WS row. Place sts on stitch holder.

Body

With smaller needles, CO 143 (149, 157, 173, 189) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k1, sl1wyif, p1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, sl1wyif, k1, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 2” / [5 cm], ending with WS row, decreasing 1 st at last row – 142 (148, 156, 172, 188) sts.

Switch to larger needles.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, PM, p2 (3, 3, 5, 7), PM, work Chart A, PM, p2 (3, 5, 7, 9), PM (right side marker), p24 (25, 27, 31, 35), PM, work Chart B, PM, p24 (25, 27, 31, 35), PM (left side marker), p2 (3, 5, 7, 9), PM, work Chart A, PM, p2 (3, 3, 5, 7), PM, k1, sl1wyif, p1.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, (k to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, k to M) twice, SM, work Chart A, SM, k to M, SM, sl1wyif, k1, p1.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, SM, p to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, (p to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, p to M) twice, SM, work Chart A, SM, p to M, SM, k1, sl1wyif, p1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, (k to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, k to M) twice, SM, work Chart A, SM, k to M, SM, sl1wyif, k1, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 6” / [15 cm].

Insert Pockets

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, SM, p to M, SM, work first 4 sts of Chart A, transfer next 22 Body sts to stitch holder, work 5-26 sts of Chart A across sts of 1st Pocket, work last 4 sts of Chart A across 4 Body sts to M, SM, (p to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, p to M) twice, SM, work first 4 sts of Chart A, transfer next 22 Body sts to stitch holder, work 5-26 sts of Chart A across sts of 2nd Pocket, work last 4 sts of Chart A across 4 Body sts to M, SM, p to M, SM, k1, sl1wyif, p1.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, (k to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, k to M) twice, SM, work Chart A, SM, k to M, SM, sl1wyif, k1, p1.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, SM, p to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, (p to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, p to M) twice, SM, work Chart A, SM, p to M, SM, k1, sl1wyif, p1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, (k to M, SM) twice, work Chart B, (SM, k to M) twice, SM, work Chart A, SM, k to M, SM, sl1wyif, k1, p1.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures 8¾ (9¼, 10¼, 12,12¾)” / [22.25 (23.5, 26, 30.5, 32.5) cm].

Divide Back and Fronts

Set-up Row (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, SM, p to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, p to 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts to M, BO 2 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts (removing side M), p to M, SM, work Chart B, SM, p to 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts to M, BO 2 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts (removing side M), p to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, p to M, SM, k1, sl1wyif, p1 – 36 (38, 39, 42, 46) sts for each Front, 66 (64, 70, 76, 84) sts for Back.

Transfer live Back sts to stich holder and work Left Front and Right Front separately as folls:

Left Front

Next Row (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, k to end.

Dec Row (RS): BO 0 (0, 1, 1, 1) st, work in patt as est to end, slipping markers – 36 (38, 38, 41, 45) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (0, 1, 2, 4) times more – 36 (38, 37, 39, 41) sts.

Work straight in pattern until Armhole measures 4 (4, 5½, 6½, 7)” / [10 (10, 14, 16.5, 17.75) cm], ending with a RS row.

Inc Row (WS): Work in patt as est to end of row, CO 26 (33, 34, 34, 37) sts – 62 (71, 71, 73, 78) sts.
Set-up Row (RS): P2, PM, work Chart B, PM, p to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, p to M, SM, k1, sl1wyif, p1.
Next Row (WS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, k to M, SM, work Chart B, SM, k2.

Work straight in patt as est until piece measures 6½ (6¼, 7, 7¾, 8½)” / [16.75 (17.25, 18.25, 20, 22) cm] from Inc Row.

BO all sts in patt.

Right Front

Rejoin yarn ready to work a WS row.

Dec Row (WS): BO 0 (0, 1, 1, 1) st, work in patt as est to end, slipping markers – 36 (38, 38, 41, 45) sts.

Next Row (RS): Sl1wyib, k1, sl1wyif, SM, k to M, work Chart A, SM, k to end.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (0, 1, 2, 4) times more – 36 (38, 37, 39, 41) sts.

Work straight in patt until armhole measures 4 (4, 5½, 6½, 7)” / [10 (10, 14, 16.5, 17.75) cm], ending with a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): Work in patt as est to end of row, CO 26 (33, 34, 34, 37) sts – 62 (71, 71, 73, 78) sts.
Set-up Row (WS): K2, PM, work Chart B, PM, k to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, k to M, SM, sl1wyif, k1, p1.
Next Row (RS): Sl1wyib, sl1wyif, k1, SM, p to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, p to M, SM, work Chart B, SM, p2.

Work straight in patt as est until piece measures 6½ (6¼, 7, 7¾, 8½)” / [16.75 (17.25, 18.25, 20, 22) cm] from Inc Row.

BO all sts in patt.

Back

Sizes 2 and 4 only

BO all sts in patt.

Sizes – (-, 6, 8, 10) only

Rejoin yarn ready to work a WS row.

Dec row 1 (WS): BO 1 st, k to M, SM, work Chart B, SM, k to end – 1 st dec’d.
Dec row 2 (WS): BO 1 st, p to M, SM, work Chart B, SM, p to end – 1 st dec’d.

Rep last rows – (-, 1, 2, 4) times more – – (-, 66, 70, 74) sts.

BO all sts in patt.

Join Back and Fronts

Sew BO edges of fronts together. Sew Front to Back, placing Fronts seam in the middle of Back.

Sleeves

With larger needles and RS facing, pick up and k50 (50, 56, 60, 64) sts along armhole edge, beg at center underarm, PM for beg rnd.

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to M.

Rep Rnd 1 until Sleeve measures 9 (10¾, 11¾, 13½, 14½)” / [22.75 (27.25, 29.75, 34.25) cm].

BO sts in patt.

Pocket Binding

Transfer live pocket sts to smaller needles, ready to work a RS row, CO 1 st – 23 sts.

Rib Row 1 (RS): K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rib Row 2 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep Rib Rows 1-2 until rib measures 1½” / [1.75 cm].

BO in rib.

Rep for 2nd pocket.

Finishing

Sew pockets in place and sew pockets rib binding in place.

Weave in ends. Wet-block to measurements.yarn ball

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