Two-Tone Banded Cardigan Pattern Download

Two-Tone Banded Cardigan Pattern Download

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Our Two-Tone Banded Cardigan is structured but easygoing, tailored but fluid. With a lone button, it moves with you; with an open V-neck it breathes; and with a peep of color, there’s a little secret, too! You knit this cardigan in one piece from bottom to top, then work the back and fronts separately. Join the shoulders together, then pick up for each sleeve and knit in the round down to the cuff. To finish, pick up and knit a different-color placket, fold it back and attach for a hearty edge. For our Two-Tone Banded Cardigan, we used our Good Wool for the main yarn, an undyed 100% Andean highland wool available only in the five shades of the sheep that grew them; and for the placket, we used Posy, our merino-cashmere-nylon blend, available in 18 glorious hand-dyed shades! Please click Product Details, above, for more information about materials, gauge, and sizing.

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  • Yarn A: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Good Wool, 100% Andean highland wool. Each skein is approximately 383 yards/100 grams; approximately 1005 (1115, 1275, 1410, 1580, 1720) yards required. We used the color Winter Grass.
  • Yarn B: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein of Purl Soho’s Posy, 75% superwash merino wool, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Each skein is approximately 318 yards/100 grams; approximately 170 (180, 195, 205, 215, 225) yards required. We used the color Sour Gooseberry.
  • US 3, 40-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 3 double pointed needles
  • US 6, 40-inch circular needles
  • US 6, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 6 double pointed needles
  • A size F crochet hook
  • Several yards of scrap yarn
  • Stitch holders (or more scrap yarn)
  • Approximately 12 stitch markers, including one unique
  • Approximately 12 removable stitch markers
  • A 1-inch button. We used Purl Soho’s Large Shell Button in Brown.

24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using larger needles and Yarn A

25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using smaller needles and Yarn B


NOTE Need help deciding on a size? Check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!


38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)

To fit actual chest circumference of 30–33 (34–37, 38–41, 42–45, 46–49, 50–53) inches, with 5–8 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 19¼ (19¾, 21¼, 21¾, 23¼, 23¾) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Side Seam To Cuff: 18 (18, 18¼, 18¼, 18½, 18½) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater shown here is size 38 inches, worn with 6 inches of ease.