Normandale by Norah Gaughan


January 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic Pattern using MC and C1, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1640 - 2555 yards (1500 - 2336 m)
45¾ (50, 53¾, 58, 61¾, 66)" [116 (127, 136.5, 147.5, 157, 167.5) cm] circumference at chest (with front bands overlapping)
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Worked in both chunky weight Quarry and DK weight Arbor yarns, the Normandale cardigan is a feat in design ingenuity. Knit flat in one piece to the underarms, each row of the main body is worked using just one color with stitches of the other color slipped along the way to create a nubbly mosaic motif reminiscent of Portland’s many bridges. Slightly sloping shoulders and no body shaping make Normandale an excellent cardigan for wearers of any gender. A shawl collar worked in brioche stitch adds extra oomph to this standout design.


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


  • The body is worked flat in one piece to the underarms, then fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The shoulder seams are sewn together and the sleeves are picked up and worked flat to the cuff, then seamed.
  • The collar is worked separately in two pieces and joined with the Joinery Bind Off before being sewn to the cardigan.
  • The collar is shaped using Short Rows: German Method.
  • Each row of the chart is worked using just one color, with stitches of the other color slipped to create the pattern. The column to the right of the chart indicates which color is the working yarn for each row.
  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches and to pick up stitches for the sleeves.


Brooklyn Tweed Quarry — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (200 yards/100 grams)

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of MC

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/50 grams)

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of C1

Photographed in colors Moonstone (MC) and Heron (C1), Sandstone (MC) and Humpback (C1)


  • 1040 (1135, 1265, 1375, 1520, 1620) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn
  • 600 (660, 730, 795, 880, 935) total yards of DK weight wool yarn


  • 19 stitches & 31 rows = 4” in Mosaic Pattern using MC and C1, after blocking


  • One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions

  • 45¾ (50, 53¾, 58, 61¾, 66)“ [116 (127, 136.5, 147.5, 157, 167.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest (with front bands overlapping)
  • Moonstone sample shown in size 45¾“ [116 cm] with 8¼” [21 cm] ease on model
  • Sandstone sample shown in size 50” [127 cm] with 6” [15 cm] ease on model

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

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

4 out of 5: Adventurous Intermediate