Patio Weather Cardigan by Jessie McKitrick

Patio Weather Cardigan

September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
789 - 1315 yards (721 - 1202 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
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The Patio Weather Cardigan is an elegant sweater that is ideal to dress up your spring, summer, and fall wardrobes. Featuring a cable-and-lace saddle that extends across the back and eyelet trim, this cardigan makes the most of Nettle Soft yarn’s drape and stitch definition. This delightful cardigan has set-in sleeves, waist shaping, a gently scooped neckline, and plenty of charm, perfect for an evening on the patio in almost any season.


Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Shown in size M, modelled with 7.5 cm/3” positive ease.

Finished Measurements

Bust: 84 (94, 104, 114, 124.5, 134.5, 145)cm/33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57)“, worn with approximately 7.5 cm/3” positive ease.


Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Nettle Soft DK Weight
68% Merino/32% Nettle, 3.5 oz/100g, 240 m/263yd: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

Sample shown in French Bordeaux


3.75mm/US 5 and 4mm/US 6, 100cm/40” circular needles, and 4mm/US 6 DPNs (for sleeve trim) or size needed to achieve gauge.


Cable needle, one 3cm/1.25” button, matching thread for button, pins for marking during sewing-up, tapestry needle. If working optional full buttonband version, 10 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13 3cm/1.25” buttons are required.


The Patio Weather Cardigan is worked back and forth in pieces from the bottom up. The saddle is worked end to end with a smaller needle than the main set-in sleeve pieces, and the sleeve pieces are seamed into place. Stitches are picked up to work bands in the front, and then stitches are picked up around the neckline and sleeves for trim.