Kalamata Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Oversized, comfortable, and cozy. The Kalamata Cardigan is the cardigan to curl up in with a good book as the snow falls outside. With a shawl-like collar and patch pockets, Kalamata takes cozy to the next level and sprinkles in some style. This is an easy, relaxing knit that you will enjoy knitting as much as you will enjoy wearing. Knit with Biscotte’s Hagrid worsted weight yarn, Kalamata knits up quickly & is ready to wear in no time!
- Biscotte Yarns: Hagrid 165 meters (180 yards) 85% Merino and 15% Donegal NEP. Sample uses Kalamata. 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins.
- Main Fabric: 4.5mm (US#7) Circulars of at least 22 inches (55 cm) for body and DPNs. (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Ribbing: 4mm (US#6) Circulars of at least 22 inches (55 cm) for body, 14 inches; 35.5 cm and 37 inches (93 cm) for Shawl Collar and DPNs.
- 19sts and 28 rows = 4 inches; 10 cm on Stockinette stitch. (Sample is knit in size S on a 34 inch bust)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
If you are just learning to knit or even for those just want an extra explination, these blog post tutorials might help you knit the Kalamata Cardigan pattern:
Kalamata is knit seamless from top to bottom. The sleeves are knit in the round without any decreases until the first round of the cuff so that the sleeves will have a loose fit with a fitted cuff. The body is knit even in Stockinette Stitch with Patch Pockets attached after the body is finished. Stitches are picked up using long circular needles starting at the right front bottom edge continuing around to the left front bottom edge with a few short rows around the neck to raise the collar. To see a tutorial on the Patch Pockets click HERE.