Bodley's Cardigan by Jennette Cross

Bodley's Cardigan

June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1050 - 2100 yards (960 - 1920 m)
33.5, 37.25, 41, (44.5, 48.25, 52.5) (56.25, 60, 63.75)
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Size: A, B, C, (D, E, F) (G, H, I)

Finished Chest Measurements: 33.5, 37.25, 41, (44.5, 48.25, 52.5) (56.25, 60, 63.75)”
See schematic for more complete measurements
Sample shown in size D on a 42” model.

Materials: 7, 8, 9, (10, 11, 12) (12, 13, 14) skeins (150 yards/50 grams) Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% Silk, 49% Merino), color 418 London Sky

Needles: size US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle long enough to hold the circumference of the yoke, dpns of the same size, size US F5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook for buttonholes and edge Change needle size to match gauge.

Gauge: 26 sts and 38 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch

• at least 10 stitch markers (locking, for marking specific sts)
• holders or waste yarn for underarm sts
• Eight .75” buttons
• optional One .5” button for underflap
• tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Some of the Sleeve and Yoke Sections have different directions for different sizes. To keep the parenthesis the same, sizes which are not represented in those directions are !ed out. When there is only one size in a section only the numbers for that section are listed.

“Work in pattern” is used in some places to indicate that the knits should be knit and the purls should be purled. “Work even” means to work in pattern with no increases or decreases.

I strongly suggest going through the pattern before you begin and highlighting all of the sections and numbers for your size.
This pattern uses single crochet for finishing, as well as double and treble crochet to make the buttonholes. There is a video tutorial on my blog demonstrating this technique.

When reading the charts, note that the two out-of-repeat stitches are not worked in the middle (Sweater Back) sections. The out of repeat stitches are not needed on the sleeves.