Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates

Gramps Cardigan

by Kate Oates
April 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1225 - 2425 yards (1120 - 2217 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L){L/XL, XL, 2X}
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Hello ReGramps…8.30.17
This design has now been updated to include a fuller collar and a slightly cozier gauge in YOTH Yarns Daughter. The pattern has been reformatted to be part of the new KO design line.

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This is the adult version of Gramps. Click here for the child’s version--there is a slight overlap in the sizing! You may also be interested in checking out the KAL thread or the related video tutorial on cabling while decreasing.

Doesn’t your grandpa have a cozy cardigan to wear around the house? 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. Cable pattern is fully written AND charted. Directions are provided for 3/4 length and full length sleeves.

Knit it oversized to be comfy like Gramps (shown in YOTH), or to your chest measurement for a little more sass (shown in pink, previous version). Design is unisex.

ERRATA NOTE: This errata has been fixed with the 8.30.17 update; the previous version had the error below.
Round 11 of WRITTEN sleeve cable instruction only (chart is correct) should be: P5, C4F, P5.

XXS (XS, S, M, L){L/XL, XL, 2X}
31 (35, 36.25, 40, 43.75){45.25, 49, 52.75}“ / 79 (88.5, 92.5, 102, 111.5){115, 124.5, 134} cm
17 sts and 27 rows per 4”/10 cm in stockinette on larger needles, 36 sts per 5”/12.5 cm in Criss Cross Cable Pattern
1225 (1375, 1450, 1650, 1825){1950, 2175, 2425} yards / 1125 (1250, 1325, 1500, 1675){1775, 2000, 2225} meters worsted weight yarn
Size 7 (4.5 mm) and size 8 (5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle
Six 1”/2.5 cm buttons, needle and matching thread