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The Good Grandpa Cardigan with pockets is slightly cropped, drop shoulder, deep v neck that buttons up at the front. It is a classic design with a modern twist. It will keep you cozy and in style during any season. It is designed to sit slightly longer than your waist line in length, but it can easily be made longer because it is constructed from the top down. First you will work the stitches for the back, after that you will work the right shoulder then the left shoulder as well as the front to shape the v neck and the armholes. A few videos are included in the pattern. The cardigan is worked flat and in the round (sleeves) in stockinette stitch and it is framed with the classic k1, p1 rib. 10 to 15 cm / 4” to 7” of positive ease is built in to the pattern, chose your size based on how much ease you prefer.




Bust circumference of the finished cardigan, button band included and with ease built in XS 100, S 105, M 110, L 115, XL 125, 2XL 135, 3XL 142, 4XL 152, 5XL 162 cm, approximately (XS 39½”, S 41¼”, M 43¼”, L 45¼”, XL 49¼”, 2XL 53”, 3XL 56”, 4XL 60“, 5XL 64”). Featured in size M on a 93 cm / 36½” bust.



16 stitches by 23 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) using size US 10 / 6.00 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after washing and blocking.


Suggested Yarn

Good Grandpa Cardigan is made with bulky weight yarn (12 ply), you will need approximately 690, (725), 750, (800), 850, (920), 1100, (1200), 1300 grams / of Echoview Fiber Mill “Haley”, 115 grams = 137 meters / 150 yards. Sample featured in color “Morning Mist”. (Please note that this yarn was a bit difficult to calculate for the estimate, so extra % is included just in case).

Haley yarn is a beautiful blend of 65% USA Alpaca, 25% USA Merino Wool and 10% Angora Mohair. It is produced in a small, women owned fiber mill in North Carolina.


Yarn Alternative

CamaRose “Snefnug”

Knit Picks “Simply Wool Bulky”

We Are Knitters “The Meriwool”


Suggested Needles

US 10 / 6.00 mm 80 cm 32” circular knitting needles or needles to obtain gauge for the main body and double pointed needles or short circumference 25 - 40 cm / 10” - 16” short tip circular needles for the sleeves+

US 9 / 5.50 mm 80 cm / 32” for the body ribbing and double pointed needles or short circumference 25 - 40 cm / 10” - 16” short tip circular needles for the sleeve cuffs+

US 6 / 4.00 mm 80 cm / 32” or longer for the button band.



1 marker, tapestry needle.

3 x 25 mm / 1” buttons (featured with coconut buttons).

Good Grandpa Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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