Nostalgia Cardigan by Sophie and Me-Ingunn Santini

Nostalgia Cardigan

February 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
Small - Medium - Large - Extra Large - 2XL - 3XL
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This pattern has been thoroughly tested. See some of the testers finished cardigans in the Project Gallery

Due to the ribbing and the Aran weight yarn, this cardigan is very warm and heavy.
It has the simple shape of the traditional Fisherman’s sweaters; straight pieces, seamed in shoulders and sides, and buttoned in front, with optional pockets.

• Each front has an extension for a short standing collar (can be folded down).
• The hem is shaped by a smaller hook size.
• The sleeve cuffs are shaped by short-rows.

The stitch used, is inspired by the knitted Fisherman’s rib. Also known as Brioche, Patent rib, or English rib.
To achieve reversible Fisherman’s rib in crochet, the Yarn Over Slip Stitch (Yo-sl st) is used, creating a horizontal ribbing.
To achieve vertical ribbing, the pieces are worked sideways, on the body, as well as on the sleeves and the optional pockets.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TERMINOLOGY: American Crochet Terms.

PDF pattern:
12 pages. Written instructions with photos, video tutorials, and charts.

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Standard Size Guide for EU/US sizes is included in the pattern info.


Body circumference:
100, 108, 116, 124, 134, 144 cm
(37.4, 39.4, 41.3, 43.3, 45.8, 47.8 inches)

• Due to the ribbed pattern, the sizes are very flexible.
• Positive ease: 10-15 cm (4-6”)

Aran/4/Medium/10 ply/Group B. WPI: 8

My yarn: Alaska by Drops - 100 % Wool. WPI: 8
Skein: 50 gr/70 m (1.8 oz/ 77 yds).

Great site for Yarn Substitution:
Learn how to determine yarn weight by WPI (Wraps per

Given in number of 50 g (1.8 oz) skeins, and for the total weight:

S: 18 skeins/900 g (32 oz)
M: 20 skeins/1000 g (35 oz)
L: 22 skeins/1100 g (39 oz)
XL: 24 skeins/1200 g (42 oz)
XXL: 26 skeins/1300 g (46 oz)
XXXL: 28 skeins/1400 g (49 oz)
Optional pockets: Plus 1 skein.

Body and sleeves: 6 mm (J/10).
Hem on body, plus foundation: 5 mm (H/8).
Assembling: 4 mm (G/6).

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