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Big House

Amy Gunderson's Ravelry downloads
Knitting
September 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 - 2750 yards (1097 - 2515 m)
32" to 56" (81 to 142 cm)
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

Hood, roomy pockets, zipper, stripes…what more could you ask for in a comfy fall cardigan?

Want to knit one for a special little girl in your life too? Buy Big House and Little Big House together and save a few bucks! (use coupon code “house”)

Big House is the worsted weight cousin to Jailbird. Features include contrast hems, set-in pockets, shaped hood with drawstring, ridge details, stripes, and a zipped front.
Your purchase of this pattern will include access to three pdf files:

  • one file for bust sizes 32(34.5, 36, 38.5, 40, 42.5, 44) inches/81(87.5, 91.5, 98, 101.5, 108, 112) cm
  • one file for bust sizes 46.5(48, 50.5, 52, 54.5, 56) inches/118(122, 128.5, 132, 137, 142)cm
  • one file containing photo tutorials for zipper installation and other techniques for pocket and hood finishing; also contains a tutorial for shortening a zipper that is too long

(Shown with about 4”/10 cm positive ease. This sweater is intended to fit with zero to several inches of positive ease. Choose your size according to your fit preference.)

Yarn Requirements:
780(900, 975, 1075, 1140, 1200, 1300, 1375, 1475, 1550, 1625, 1725, 1790) yds/713(823, 892, 983, 1042, 1097, 1189, 1257,1349, 1417, 1486, 1577, 1637) m of main color
420(500, 525, 575, 610, 650, 700, 750, 775, 850, 875, 925, 960) yds/384(457, 480, 526, 558, 594, 640, 686, 709, 777, 800, 846, 878) m of contrast color

Skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate

Sweater is knit bottom up; body is knit back and forth, sleeves are knit in the round and joined at the yoke. The hood is worked by picking up stitches around the neckline.

photos by Sarah Heady