Openlands Cardigan by Ashley Lillis

Openlands Cardigan

February 2022
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 13 - 9.0 mm
750 - 950 yards (686 - 869 m)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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This pattern is available for free.

Watch the full step-by-step video tutorial on YouTube

Knit the Openlands Shawl Collar Cardigan cardigan with me! Download the free pattern PDF and follow the video tutorial along with me. This is a cozy and timeless piece that will keep you warm all winter long. It’s a top-down raglan cardigan with a unique, folded-over collar and is easy to modify as you knit so you can customize it to your specific size. It’s a quicker project with large needles and chunky yarn and is great for advanced beginner knitters and fun for the more advanced knitter as well.

Size Guide + Finished Measurements
The cardigan is written in 8 sizes, 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), with a finished bust size of 39 (42.5, 45.5, 49, 51, 54.5, 57, 59) in/99.5 (107.5, 116, 124, 130, 138, 144.5, 150.5) cm. Note that the finished bust size includes the shawl portion, which adds just over 5 in/13 cm on each front. The cardigan is intended to have about 5-10 in/12.5-25.5 cm of positive ease so pick a size that will provide the intended ease or adjust to your desired ease. Feel free to adjust body length and armhole depth as desired. You can try on the cardigan as you go.

Approximately 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Lion Brand Re-Spun Thick + Quick (223 yds/204 m per 12oz/340g skein) or another super bulky weight yarn that meets gauge. Color shown is Silver.

9mm (US13) in the following sizes:

  • 40 in/101.5 cm circular knitting needles (yoke, body)
  • 16 in/40.5 cm or Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) (sleeves)
  • Straight needles (for back of shawl collar)
  • DPN (to hold STS for collar)
  • Or knitting needles needed to obtain correct gauge

6 stitch markers (2 different color to mark shawl collar)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Waste yarn to hold sleeves
Tape measure
10mm Crochet Hook for ribbing edge (optional)

10 STS + 13 Rows = 4 in/10 cm on 9mm needles in stockinette stitch