Knit Coat Pattern – Mama In A Stitch

This “Big Knit Cardigan” pattern is super simple, has a big cut and is super cozy! It’s easy enough for newbies, dare I say, even adventurous beginners. Read on to find out how to sew this coat that doubles as a large, comfy cardigan (and check out the buttons I added!).

And I just love this color – what do you think?! You can see the free pattern below, or get the printable pattern on Etsy HERE or the collection from Lion Brand HERE.

You’d never know that this was basically knit from a bunch of rectangles, right? It’s super easy, even for beginners who know the basics. Also, thank you to Nature for providing me with a lone aspen on our property that still has yellow leaves. I rushed over there before they dropped in to get identical photos. haha!

How do you knit this cardigan coat?

If you’ve followed me for a while, there will be no surprises with how this jacket is made. 🙂

I love making flat knit sweaters because they make them simple enough for most knitters, including beginners. This coat is no exception as it is flat woven, with rectangular panels, and welded to the end. easy!

You’ll start by making three rectangular panels, two for the front and one for the back. So yes, if you can make a scarf, you can tackle this coat. After that, you can sew the sleeves, which are also rectangles with a touch of shaping only. You will also sew the basic rectangles for the optional pockets.

Isn’t this very convenient and fun? Long, pretty and perfectly made with pockets and buttons to keep you warm. I love using this mustard color for a change, too. What is your opinion? If you have a bunch of bulky yarn of different colors, I think this can make a great stash too! You can get some really fun fonts in different colors.

If you’re comfortable with knitting and mopping, as well as ribbing, you’re ready to make this one! The only thing people need to know if they are new knitters is how to pick up stitches. The collar section is made by picking up the stitches and knitting once the coat is assembled.

Can I knit this poncho jacket with straight needles?

Technically yes, but realistically probably not. Each piece of this coat is worked flat, so straight needles will work if you can put all the stitches on your straight needles.

This may be possible with the smaller sizes, as the back panel is the widest, and I have already fitted all the stitches to my straight needles for the back panel. However, when you pick up stitches along the neckline and collar, it has a lot of stitches, and you may struggle to fit them all onto the needles. That’s why I call circular needles in the materials section. The roundness is longer, and therefore the stitches fit more comfortably. But you don’t love you in the round!

This is a video I found (here) that you may find useful if you’ve never picked up a pole before.

And if you’re looking at this and want to make it, but haven’t learned how to knit yet, head over to the video tutorial here to start knitting. Once you have the basics done, get back into this pattern again. It’s so much fun!

It is easy to make this knitted sweater as long or as short as you like. Simply knit more or fewer rows than the pattern requires.

How do I add buttonholes to my knitted coat?

No worry!! The stitches are large enough that you don’t need to add any holes. Simply place the toggle buttons anywhere you want, then button them on the canvas! Simply pull the keys through either stitch or between stitches. Easy right?!

What yarn can I use for this knitted coat?

This coat requires a super bulky yarn, #6. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick and it really is a super bulky yarn. I love it because it makes projects fast. I also really like the look of thick knits, and this yarn has a high quality look and feel for a good price. If you’re allergic to wool, or prefer to use a different fiber, that’s okay too! You’ll just need to make sure you find a super massive No. 6 that works for you. Lion Brand Hometown USA is 100% acrylic which can also be sublimated.

The hood is very comfortable, but you can definitely skip it if you wish.

We hope this gave you a good idea of ​​how to tie this poncho jacket, so now let’s get to the free pattern!

Remember, you can buy the ad-free, printable version of Etsy here

Knitted oversized knit cardigan coat

Describe: This cashmere pullover sweater is sure to be oversized, and super warm
You are warm all season. Whether you’re lying on the couch with hot cocoa, or going
For a quick stroll, you’ll be snug and snug in this knit piece. Add buttons to a file
Functional, modern touch (not included with Lion Brand set). simple construction and
Minimal shaping makes this possible for many knits!

US size 15, 10 mm 36 inch circular knitting needles and straight needles (optional)
8 (9, 10, 12, 13) Lion Brand Wool Yarns Easy To Thicken Fast Bulk #6 Yarns
Mustard 170g/ skein tuft and 106 yards/ skein tuft is available here
The pattern uses about 1280g (1475g, 1684g, 1906g, 2140g)
needle texture
tape measure
Scale: Approximately 7 stitches and 11 rows in 4″ X 4″ stockinette stitch
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL
Please follow the key throughout the pattern according to the size you are sewing:
S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

Note: There is a lot of positive ease. Model is wearing a size Small, 5’5″ and 32″
bankruptcy. The fabric is loose and stretchy. The length can be customized easily by knitting more
or fewer rows per panel. Offer can be customized by sending in more or less number
stitches for each panel. Consider your yarn needs when customizing the size.

Bust circumference (approximate):
S – 47 inches
M-51 “
L – 55 inch
XL – 59 inches
2XL – 6

Length (approximate):

S – 32 inch

M – 34 inches

L – 36 inches

XL – 38 inches

2XL – 40 inches

Sleeve Length:

S – 17 inch

M – 17 inches

L – 17.5 inches

XL – 18 inches

2XL – 18 inches

Sleeve width at pressing (approximate width at widest point):

S – 8″

M – 8.5 “

L – 9 inch

XL – 9.5 inch

2XL – 10 inches

Shortcuts and skills:

k – knit

R – purl

u – stitch

sts – stitches

k2tog – Link two together drops

Style notes: This coat is knit flat by making one rectangular panel for the back and two rectangular panels for the front (see schematic). The sleeves and pockets are also flat knit. The panels are covered with each other to the end. If you are experienced, you can definitely modify the style to tie the sleeves in the round and avoid seaming. The collar is knit by picking up the stitches and knitting in the form of a 1×1 rib. Consider blocking the panels and sleeves for shape and size. The pattern calls for circular needles even when knit flat. Circular needles are essential to comfortably hold all stitches. When working in the collar section, pick up the stitches halfway on each side and tie the two halves together at the back of the neck. Enjoy!

Cardigan style knit coat

back panel (make 1)

* The number of stitches remains the same throughout the pattern

Cast on 50 (54, 58, 62, 66)

1 x 1 ribbing pattern

grade 1 * K1, p1; Repeat from * across the row.

Grades 2 – 7 Repeat row 1.

Stockinette stitch section

grade 8 Your love every street across the row.

row 9 Purl every street across the row.

Repeat Rows 8 – 9, working a stockinette stitch until the entire piece measures about 32″ (34″, 36″, 38″, 40″) and then continue as shown below.

Cast and weave at the ends.

front panel (make 2)

Cast on 22 (24, 26, 28, 30)

* The number of stitches remains the same throughout the pattern

1 x 1 ribbing pattern

grade 1 * K1, p1; Repeat from * across the row.

Grades 2 – 7 Repeat row 1.

Stockinette stitch pattern

grade 8 Your love every street across the row.

row 9 Purl every street across the row.

Repeat rows 8 through 9 until piece measures approximately 32 inches (34 inches, 36 inches, 38 inches, 40 inches).
The back and front panels should be the same length.
Cast and weave at the ends.

Sleeves (2)
Cast on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40)
grade 1 Your love every street across the row.
rows 2 Purl every street across the row.
Grades 3 – 8 Repeat Rows 1 and 2, in this order, stockinette stitch pattern up sleeves
It is approximately 14 inches long. Next, go to decrement rows.
decreasing rows
* Each row decreases the number of stitches by 2
grade 1 k2tog, k across for the last 2 sts, k2tog.
Class 2 p2tog, p across to the last 2 sts, p2tog.
grade 3 k2tog, k across for the last 2 sts, k2tog.
grade 1 * K1, p1; repeat across.
Repeat Row 1 until sleeve measures 17″ (17″, 17.5″, 18″, 18″) long (Tip: double-check).
Sleeve length, consider waiting to be discarded until assembly. You can try partially
The cardigan is gathered and grabbed the sleeve to check if the sleeve is as long as required. Adjust the length if desired or desired.)

pockets (2)
Cast on 14 (14, 14, 16, 16) sts (You love you from the bottom up)
grade 1 Your love every street across the row.
Class 2 Purl every street across the row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, working in a stockinette stitch until the piece is about 4 inches long.
Finish with a 1 x 1 rib (k1, p1) until the pocket is about 6 inches long.
Cast and weave at the ends.

Place two front panels directly on top of the back panel, aligning the outside edges and leaving room
in the middle.
Using a simple whip stitch, sew the shoulders along the top of each side.

You can choose to sew the sleeves onto the cardigan before or after you sew the sleeves.
Seam sleeves using a whip stitch or your preferred method.

Sew both sides of the jacket with a simple whip stitch.
Place the pockets in the bottom, center of each front panel, about 1″ – 2″ above
Bottom ribbing for the front panel. Stitching with a whip stitch leaving the top of the pockets open
Open. The rib stitch should be 1 x 1 on the top of the pocket.

collar – neckline
Pick up the stitches evenly along the collar/neckline that runs from the bottom of the front
Knit sweater on the other side. See the ribbing on the photo if needed (pick one stitch in each one
In order to comfortably fit all stitches on your circular needles, pick up the stitches
Halfway up the cardigan and work the pattern. Once you’ve done that half of the collar, cast
turning off. Next, pick up stitches on the other half of the collar, work the pattern, and go. petition
The collar is together at the back of the middle of the neck area.
Work in a 1 x 1 rib stitch pattern until the hoop measures approximately 2 inches wide, or the desired width.

Hood (my choice)
Apply the coat evenly on a flat surface.
Measure from the middle of the back of the neck outwards, marking 12 inches on each side.
This will give you a center length of 24 inches along the back of the neck and collar area.
Pick up stitches evenly to a length of 24 inches.
Line up each row until the piece is about 11 inches long (all sizes).
The top of the hood is snapped and closed with a whip stitch and weaved at the ends.
Optional: Add 1″ to 2″ toggle buttons (as many or as few as you like) evenly on one side
of the coat. No need to thread button holes because the rivets will fit the knit fabric!

Measurements/Diagram of Knitted Cardigan Coat

And that’s all there is to this knitted coat! Pretty simple, isn’t it?

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Hope you enjoyed this, my friends!



This post is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn, all opinions are 100% mine.

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