Channel Cardigan by Jared Flood

Channel Cardigan

January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with size A needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1515 - 2310 yards (1385 - 2112 m)
35¾ (38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾)" circumference at chest (buttoned)
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“This cozy cardigan is equally suited for curling up at home in your PJ’s, or for a stylish, layered look while on the go. The body is adorned with classic knit-and-purl patterns—moss stitch punctuated with chevron insertions—while the button bands and shawl collar are worked in a supple English Rib pattern (also known as “half brioche” stitch).

The garment is partially seamless, from hem/cuff to underarm. The raglan yoke for each piece is then worked flat and seamed upon completion. These seams offer strength and structure to the yoke area of the garment, which sees more stress from wear than other areas of the body. The button band and shawl collar are worked at a significantly denser gauge than the rest of the garment for a polished finish; for this reason, the band and collar are knit separately on a smaller needle and attached to the body during finishing.”– Jared Flood


  • Sleeves are worked circularly from cuff to underarm; at that point, underarm stitches are bound off and the raglan sleeve cap is worked flat.
  • The garment Body is worked as a single piece (flat) from hem to underarm; after the underarm bind off, Back and both Fronts are divided and worked separately as the Raglan yoke is shaped.
  • After completion of Body and Sleeves, garment yoke is assembled using mattress stitch along the raglan lines.
  • The band/collar is worked flat from hem to top of shoulders and seamed to fronts upon completion.The back of the shawl collar is worked in a perpendicular direction to the rest of the shawl collar. This section is picked up from the back neck of the garment and worked in a shaped English Rib. Upon completion, this portion of the shawl collar is seamed to the corresponding collar pieces from Front.

1515 (1630, 1805, 1960, 2135, 2310) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)

Photographed in color Hayloft and Long Johns

20 stitches & 30 rows = 4” over Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
22 stitches & 48 rows = 4” over English Rib with Size C needle(s), after blocking

Note: For English Rib, if measuring row gauge from the WS (the “brioche” side), each stitch within a knit column counts as two rows.

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain Moss Stitch gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C for Tubular Cast On (optional) and English Rib:
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size B needle(s) and/or size needed to obtain English Rib gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves).

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

35¾ (38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾)“ circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sample shown is size 38¾” with + 4¾” ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.