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Super Chunky Cardigan Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Super Chunky Cardigan Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Super Chunky / Bulky

  • designer


    Zoë Halstead

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 15 / 10.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Moss, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Knit Zoë Halstead's beginner's cardigan on 10mm needles for your first ever garment project

There's nothing so thrilling as completing your first garment and this soft and gentle cardi is perfect for beginners. Knitted up with 10mm needles in super chunky yarn, this clever pattern is worked sideways from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff. It uses square panels of stocking stitch with moss stitch edges to produce a simple yet stylish top that's perfect for layering up during the change of seasons. The turned-out collar and single fastening add shape to make this a sure-fire wardrobe staple.

What you need

Yarn: Super Chunky, 7 (7, 8, 9, 12) x 50g (45m) balls or 315 (315, 360, 405, 540) m
Needles: 10mm
Button: one, large
Tapestry needle
NOTE: these are the updated amounts for the largest size


UK Dress size (approx): 4–6 (8–10, 12–14, 16–18, 20–22)
To fit bust (cm): 71–76 (81-86, 91-97, 102-107, 112-117)
Actual bust (cm): 83 (93, 106.5, 116.5, 130)
Length (cm): 52 (55, 58, 61, 65)

Skills and stitches used

How to cast on
How to cast off
How to knit
How to purl
How to make a button loop
How to work moss stitch
How to decrease (knit two together k2tog)

Meet the designer

Author Zoë Halstead specialises in knitting and needlepoint. She has most recently worked as a consultant for DMC but has been a knitting designer for over 15 years. She also creates gorgeous designs for children, like this baby onesie? You can view more of Zoë's designs here.

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Techniques: Moss, Stocking Stitch

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