The Downtown Cardigan by Stephanie Jessica Lau

The Downtown Cardigan

November 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 20.5 rows = 4 inches
US 11 - 8.0 mm
965 - 1480 yards (882 - 1353 m)
XS/S, M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X
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Knit this gorgeous slouchy cardigan using bulky yarn and the relaxing garter stitch!  The Downtown Cardigan is a chunky cardigan that looks so chic with its baggy sleeves, bold ribbing and well-defined stitches.  This statement cardigan works up very quickly and is perfect for beginners!

Keep in mind that this cardigan is very oversized with 14-20” of positive ease built into the design when choosing your size! If you do not want your cardigan to be as oversized, you can go down a size. Note that if you do not want the sleeves to be as baggy, you can follow the smaller size OR do fewer increase rows (there are three increase rows in the sleeve). The sleeve pattern has been adjusted for the sizes M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X so they are not as oversized and voluminous as when this pattern was first published in Nov 2018. A size chart has also been added to the blog post and PDF.

If you like this cardigan, check out the Midtown Cardigan and Uptown Cardigan that also use the garter stitch (both use level 3 lightweight yarn). The Dotty Cardigan and Ridgeline Cardigan use bulky level 5 yarn if you enjoy working with chunky yarns!