Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates

Gramps Cardigan

March 2011
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
370 - 840 yards (338 - 768 m)
6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8)
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Click here for the Blog Post about this pattern including sizing notes & notes on the front decreasing. There is also a video tutorial available to show you how to cross cables before performing the yoke/raglan decreases. And, check out the KAL thread to see all sorts of Q&A about this pattern and the other gramps designs. This pattern was written for intermediate-experienced knitters.

This pattern is available for adults up to a 52” finished chest. Click here for the adult pattern.

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Doesn’t your grandpa have a cozy cardigan to wear around the house? Mine does, and now my son has one to keep him snug and warm too. Cardigan is worked from the bottom up. Shawl collar is extended with short rows to be wider at the neckline. Cabling is worked on the fronts and modified for the sleeves, and the back is knit in a wide-wale rib. This pattern is fully charted AND fully written--choose your poison. Shown in size 2 (orange) and size 18 months (blue). Sweater is sized to be fitted (according to the CYC sizing standards), size up for room to grow. As with all sized patterns, getting gauge is crucial. A full schematic is provided to further help you choose which size to knit!

Pattern was updated September 2012 with an adjustment to the sleeve sizing. Take this update into account when reading previously completed pattern notes! Also don’t forget to check out the video tutorial & KAL thread linked in the first paragraph.

Size: 6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8)
Finished Chest: 21.75 (23.25, 25.25, 25, 26.75, 29.25, 31.75) inches
Gauge: 19 sts and 31 rows per 4 inches in stockinette, 30 sts per 4 inches in Criss Cross Cable Pattern
Yarn: 370(440, 500, 550, 630, 740, 840) yards dk to light worsted weight yarn
Tools: Size 6(4 mm) and size 7(4.5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle
Notions: 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) 1-inch buttons