Simple Slouchy Sweater - PDF Cardigan Knitting Pattern & Video Tutorial


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This soft, slouchy cardigan is a fall wardrobe essential! Designed as a perfect “first garment project” for beginner knitters, the entire sweater is made from 3 pieces, with minimal shaping.

This Printable PDF Knitting Pattern will help you knit your own Simple Slouchy Sweater, with step-by-step photos and a full video tutorial.

PDF Version includes:
Women's Sizes X-Small to 5X
7 pages of instructions
9 instructional photos
Printer-Friendly Version without photos

This sweater is one of my new favorite pieces for fall. With its over-sized fit, drop shoulder style, and hip length hem, this cardi makes me feel like I’m wrapped up in a snuggly blanket.

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- Sizing follows the Craft Yarn Council's standards for Women's sizes.
- This sweater fits oversized, with 4” of positive ease. If you are between sizes, size up if you
want a more slouchy-fit sweater, or size down if you want a more fitted sweater.
- Instructions and yarn requirements for size X-Small are given outside the parentheses, with
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X given inside the parentheses, like this:
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

To Fit Bust:
X-Small: 30” (76 cm)
Small: 34” (86 cm)
Medium: 38” (96.5 cm)
Large: 42” (106.7 cm)
X-Large: 46” (116.8 cm)
2X: 50” (127 cm)
3X: 54” (137 cm)
4X: 58” (147 cm)
5X: 62” (157.5 cm)

Finished Bust / Back Length:
X-Small: 34” (86 cm) / 23” (58.4 cm)
Small: 38” (96.5 cm) / 23” (58.4 cm)
Medium: 42” (106.7 cm) / 23 ½” (59.7 cm)
Large: 46” (116.8 cm) / 23 ½” (59.7 cm)
X-Large: 50” (127 cm) / 24” (61 cm)
2X: 54” (137 cm) / 24” (61 cm)
3X: 58” (147 cm) / 24” (61 cm)
4X: 62” (157.5 cm) / 24 ½” (62.2 cm)
5X: 66” (167.6 cm) / 24 ½” (62.2 cm)

You Will Need:
950 (1,055, 1,140, 1,280, 1,360, 1,470, 1,584, 1,692, 1,790) Yards of soft #4 Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Lion Brand Pound of Love in Oxford Grey, 16 oz / 1020 yds per ball, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) Balls)
US Size 8 (5.0 mm) Circular Knitting Needle, at least 40” long
2 Stitch Markers
1 Locking Stitch Marker or Safety Pin
Measuring Tape
Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle

19 stitches = 4” (10 cm); 19 rows = 3” (7.6 cm) in stockinette stitch (knit all right side rows, purl all wrong side rows)

This pattern is intended for your personal use only. You may not share it, copy it, sell it, give it away, or mass-produce the finished product. However, you may sell the finished items on a small scale, as long as you convey in your item description that you used a Yay For Yarn pattern.
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