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August Knit-along: Nanaimo Cardigan

Course by Jody James

  • Beginner





Our August Monday KAL is the Nanaimo Cardigan by Good Night Day. Some of you might recognize the style of this pattern since it is similar to the beloved Strathcona Sweater by the same designer. We have obsessively knit many versions of the pullover and are now feeling the need for a chunky cardigan with the same great spirit! If you're new to garment knitting, this is an excellent beginner project. For more experienced knitters, you'll whip this up in no time. We predict you'll make more than one! You can use any super bulky yarn. Of course, we love mixing things up to create unique knitted fabrics, so used Woolfolk Hygge and a skinny strand of Madelinetosh Merino Light held together for our shop sample. The result is absolute heaven! Squishy and soft, a beautiful texture and flattering silhouette. Nanaimo also looks fantastic in Malabrigo Rasta and Loopy Mango Merino No. 5.

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** If we don't have enough stock of the yarn you want, please contact us to order more. We are happy to get you the yarn you need!

Every month we like to start a new knit-a-long project at Cattywampus. These are fun, casual gatherings with the support of our resident knit pro and a gaggle of fellow knitters. It's a chance to enjoy knitting a common project along with others. Our official KAL meetups are on Monday afternoons 3-5 pm, but you are welcome to knit anytime and at your own pace. Our gatherings are virtual these days. Join us on Zoom meeting ID: 959 493 982

Materials Required

Sizes: S/M (L/XL)
Finished measurements:
Bust 39" (44") circumference
Gauge: 7 sts x 10 rows = 4 inches in stockinette with main needle
422 (570) yards super bulky yarn

Recommended Yarn:
6 (7) skeins Woolfolk Hygge
* 1 (2) skein Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (optional - hold together with Hygge for added color and texture)
- or -
6 (7) skeins Loopy Mango Merino No. 5
* 1 (2) skeins Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (optional - hold together with Merino No. 5 for added texture and color)

US 13 (9mm) 16″ circular needle
US 15 (10mm) 24″ circular needle (or longer)
US 19 (15mm) 24" circular needle (or longer) - main needle

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Row counter