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Tweed Cardigan

Sep 15, 2009
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Women's intermediate top-down, raglan cardigan with gathered back for waist shaping. This simple jacket is worn without buttons or closures.  Worked in one piece for seamless knitting, this sweater includes plus sizes.

Designer Rebecca L. Daniels
Finished Size 36½ (41¼, 44¾, 48¾, 52¾, 56¾)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 48¾", modeled with zero ease at bust.
Yarn Plymouth Yarns Plymouth Tweed (100% wool; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #5320 wine, 12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18) balls.
Needles Body—size 7 (4.5 mm): 36" or longer circular (cir). Sleeves— size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Markers (m);
• waste yarn;
• tapestry needle;
• two decorative buttons.
Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st..

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kandrews wrote
on Jan 7, 2012 7:46 PM
Tove Edens wrote
on Feb 17, 2010 6:48 AM

I'm plus sized and love the simplicity but elegant design of this cardigan. The back detail is superb as is the 3/4 length sleeves. Wonderful job, great model - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


whimsicalD wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 2:59 PM

bonus photos can be found here:

whimsicalD wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 2:58 PM
Lsharr wrote
on Dec 16, 2009 7:33 AM

Is there a back view of this?  I don't know why you don't have more than one picture - especially when the one you do has no detail.

PatR@31 wrote
on Nov 5, 2009 12:17 PM

Where is the view of the back? I know I saw one the other day but now I can't find it. thanks

on Oct 29, 2009 2:15 PM
lonelyspider- yes, you can knit this sweater without wool. Acrylic is a decent subsitute, if you like the feel. A cotton/acrylic blend might work. However, you have to get gauge. But the drape of the fabric is also important. I suggest buying a single ball of the yarn used in the pattern, and work a swatch, to get gauge. Then compare your subistute yarn to the original. They should feel equivelent, drape equally, and wash and wear the same. Pick a yarn you like, check the ball band for the suggested gauge, and compare to to the original. Me, I plan to knit this sweater in an acrylic/wool blend.
s65roses wrote
on Oct 14, 2009 4:55 PM

I love, love, LOVE this!  This will be so nice and warm over at my desk this winter. . .right now I am right beside a north-facing window, but thank goodness I am moving to a south-facing window!  North Dakota winters bite the big one, and this will be absolutely awesome--make a nice pair of fingerless gloves to keep my hands warm while I type, and life will be awesome!

vanessa wrote
on Oct 4, 2009 7:27 PM

Thank you so much for the larger pattern, when time permits can we please  have some more? I will be starting my version of it soon. I am thinking........ lacey patterns around the bottom hem & sleeves. Thanks again


SondraS@4 wrote
on Sep 20, 2009 12:37 PM

lonleyspider-- I also have difficulties wearing wool. There is wonderful book available titled " No Sheep for you" by Amy R Singer, published by Interweave Press.  You will learn all about using nonwool yarns.

Yes you can substitute non wool yarns. You need to check the stitches per inch, the weight (like worsted or sock or lace). If you are considering cotton look for a blend with silk, acrylic ,moda etc. all of this information is included in the No Sheep book.You can knit beautiful items without a hint of wool.  Happy Knitting ,Sondra Steinberg    

lonelyspider wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 11:22 AM

Ms. Rebecca  i am allergic to wool .  am a beginner knittere and love the look of this cardigan.....can i make it in any other yarn and have it look as good....

BTW..... i do not care who answers this long as i get an answer  



on Sep 19, 2009 5:21 AM


I adore this cardigan AND you modeling it!  You should model more!  I'd really enjoy seeing a real and gorgeous woman like yourself in the pages of the Interweave publications more often!  I can't wait to knit your cardigan!  You go girl!

on Sep 18, 2009 5:44 PM

I appreciate that the size is a bit larger on this one. Not all knitters wear "normal" sizes!

snmstone wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 5:15 PM

What does the back look like???  I wish you had included a picture.

judy hanson wrote
on Sep 18, 2009 3:14 PM