Machine Knit-able : Cardigan

Joyce Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Joyce Cardigan

If you’ve ever seen a self-striping sock yarn and wished those stripes would work up as cute on a sweater as they are on socks, this cardigan is for you!

The Joyce Cardigan is designed with four intarsia panels on each front and seven intarsia panels on the back, all of varying widths that are narrow enough that the self-striping yarn can do its magic and create neat, horizontal stripes.

It features a classic, simple shape with ¾ -length sleeves, a crew neck, and a straight fit that won’t compete for attention with busy yarns.

The intarsia panels will create a mixed stripe look when knit with all the same colorway of self-striping yarns and were designed with Fibonacci stripe sequences in mind, making complete stripes on all the central panels. Instead of using multiple balls of the same self-striping colorway, the panels can also be knit using a different solid color for each panel or a mixture of self-striping and solids, or the panels can be eliminated entirely to make a simple, light cardigan.

1x1 Rib edgings are used throughout and are knit using a single yarn that will pool randomly.

Lace Stripe Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Lace Stripe Cardigan

A simple staple that’s easy to pair with all manner of outfits, this women’s cardigan is the perfect layer for throwing on when you’re feeling a little chilly. This button-down crew neck cardigan features a lace stripe eyelet stitch to the body, and your choice of sleeve length.

Paisley Jacket|Cardigan MK pattern
Paisley Jacket

Gorgeous designer jacket by long-time knitter and instructor, Eileen Montgomery.

  • Round or V-neck
  • Set in Sleeves
  • Straight or shaped shoulders
  • Gathered peplum/skirt
  • Optional bust darts

S Wonderful Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
S Wonderful Cardigan

Inspired by fifties fashion, this fresh, tailored yet comfortable cardi recalls the joie de vivre and Parisian chic of the Audrey Hepburn classic Funny Face. Its neatly waisted silhouette and pretty eyelet rib encapsulate the era’s aesthetic: feminine, flirty, but very wearable.

Maverick Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Maverick Cardigan

The Maverick Cardigan is a perfect wear-with-all sweater in a super cozy Cinema yarn.

A fun and colorful stripe pattern decorates the body of this cardigan, which makes it easy to pair with any top!

The oversized ribbed shawl collar is the finishing touch and is sure to make you want to wrap yourself and snuggle in immediately.

Canapa Jacket|Cardigan MK pattern
Canapa Jacket

Close fitting summer cardigan with lace accents. Alternating textured inserts add interest to the basic sweater shape.

Blue Star Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Blue Star Cardigan

Look closely ... what stitch pattern is this? Classic styling is a winner for a go-to cardigan no matter what technique is used.

Rico 781 Jacket|Cardigan MK pattern
Rico 781 Jacket

Although knit-able on the machine, you may choose to combine hand and machine knitting for this one.

Slant Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Slant Cardigan

Oversized AND graphic? Sign. Us. Up!

Perfect for layering over any outfit, this sweater has a unique silhouette, being able to be worn open or closed with a belt.

The versatile nature of this cardigan makes for a fun knit that can be worn lounging around the house with your feet up or on a night on the town, bundling up and staying nice and cozy!

Virtuoso|Cardigan MK pattern

Virtuoso is a striking cardigan that will keep you feeling cozy and colorful.

Self-shading Colorburst is paired with solid Deluxe DK Superwash to create interesting stripes and a vibrant trim.

The generous length provides additional warmth and comfort, making this a fall favorite.

Breckenridge Topper|Cardigan MK pattern
Breckenridge Topper

A comfy fit and airy, cotton fabric makes this wide sleeved cardigan your go-to spring and summer piece. Wear it over a tank or graphic tee all season long. Super simple to knit and cool to wear.

Freya Jacket|Cardigan MK pattern
Freya Jacket

This comfy jacket is fast knitting and has graphic interest with the color blocks. The practical patch pockets add a designer touch.

Shawl Collar Cardigan by Julie|Cardigan MK pattern
Shawl Collar Cardigan by Julie

This gorgeous cardigan features a shawl collar and opens a world of possibilities to make it your own. The added lace yoke reflects the beautiful lace band and collar. The band and collar are finished with a 'cabled' edge that adds just the right designer touch.

Lace Tipped Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Lace Tipped Cardigan

Graceful and elegant are two of the words that best describe the Lace Tipped Cardigan. Knit in gorgeous, hazy Odette, this cardigan provides warmth while maintaining a delicate and feminine look. Two colors and a lace pattern near the hem add texture, depth, and eye-catching detail. Perfect for throwing on over a dress or a casual outfit with jeans, this one is sure to become a wardrobe staple!

Boyfriend Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Boyfriend Cardigan

This stylish boyfriend cardigan begins with a deep rib and has options for waist shaping or a straight fit, depending on your style and preference. The cardi features set in sleeves, afterthought pockets for a relaxed touch

Everett Street Hoodie|Cardigan MK pattern
Everett Street Hoodie

Simple, stylish, and cozy, this hooded cardigan invites its wearer to nestle on in.

Confectionary Cardi|Cardigan MK pattern
Confectionary Cardi

Our favorite layering pieces are lightweight, easy to wear with everything, and anything but boring.

Knit in supple, decadent Donnina, the Confectionary Cardi is sure to be a favorite.

Bold color blocking and a touch of asymmetry sweeten this otherwise simple cardigan. The relaxed fit and raglan shaping ensure this is a cozy addition to your wardrobe.

Gwyn Cardigan|Cardigan MK pattern
Gwyn Cardigan

Gwyn is a cozy, long cardigan sweater that you’ll just want to wrap yourself up in.
The gently curved V-neck and soft halo from the yarn gives the garment a soft, feminine look; delicate stockinette covers the majority of the cardigan and blocks of soft color create visual interest.

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