Pleated and Pocketed Cardigan by Sue Peterson

Pleated and Pocketed Cardigan

January 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.25 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1075 - 1300 yards (983 - 1189 m)
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The pleats add fun interest to the sweater which otherwise has a very simple shape. The crop length (and can be made longer) lends itself to flatter most body types. I knit this in a wool tweed but I would like it just as well in a cotton for the spring.

Skills Needed
Casting On
Knitting, Purling
Picking Up Stitches
Binding off
Knitting Tutorials are provided at
X-Small 6, Small 8-10, Medium 12-14 Large 16
Gauge 4.25 sts. = 1” or 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4” square in Stockinette stitch
Finished width X-Small 20”, Small 21.5”, Medium 23”, Large 25”
Finished length X-Small 20”, Small 21”, Medium 22”, Large 22”
Yarn 5/5/5/6 skeins Ultra Alpaca (50% Alpaca 50% Wool 100 grams/215 yards) from Berroco. Any yarn that achieves the gauge of 4.25 sts per inch and 6 rows per inch is perfectly fine to use.
Size #8 Needle but may vary depending on your gauge
7 buttons, about 3/4 inch in width
Stitch Holders
About 10 yards of a thin yarn in a contrasting color to mark the pocket and the pleats. (optional)
Spare needle for the pleating, #6-8 will work best