My Big Comfy Ribbed Cardigan – Mama In A Stitch

This easy knit sweater pattern is so much fun and the most comfortable thing ever! You can see the full, free pattern below, or you can choose to purchase the ad-free, printable version on Etsy HERE or the collection from Lion Brand Yarn HERE.

Who else loves a good pocketbook? Ha!

I love summer projects, but my heart is with fall and winter knitted sweaters (like the latest knit cardigans here and here). What about you? There’s just something about spinning, pumpkin spice, fire places, and mega projects that win the race. I’ve been wanting to create a ribbed cardigan for years, so it was really fun to finally put this design together!

You can make the jacket as long or short as you like simply by knitting more or fewer rows.

Don’t you think the broken rib stitch is so beautiful and warm? It’s an easy two-row repetition, so it’s great for relaxing with your favorite show. 🙂

The jacket is oversized and quiet, so you can easily lining it with long or short sleeves underneath. If you want to make it longer or shorter, you will simply be knitting more or less number of rows on both the front and back panels.

This cardigan has many similarities to my Moonbow Slouchy Knit Sweater, but has a few important differences as well! It’s actually bigger and squishy than Moonbow. Also, because the collar is eclectic and knit, it has another layer of skill that adds very complete detailing. The rib pattern itself makes this one stand out in my opinion!

Isn’t that a great color? It is like a tan with a slight ‘terra cotta’ or a pinkish undertone. What color do you make of yours?

The construction is very similar to other knitted cardigan styles in that it is knit flat, in panels, and then stitched to the end. This makes it easy for new knitters and also gives it the roomy look that I really enjoy. You will simply need to make a few basic cuts on the sleeves to complete the shaping of the highlights. And if you’re experienced, you can certainly modify the sleeves to tie in the round to avoid latching.

If you are new to knitting, and if you are a beginner, I always suggest you read the entire pattern before starting. Definitely check out the notes section and the compilation section because those will give you the best idea of ​​how to put them together. I think you’ll find it easy to do!

For the neckline and collar, you’ll pick up stitches and knits. This is the part I get the most questions about! It’s super easy, but if you haven’t done it before, it’s of course helpful to see it done. I found a video that will help you understand what you will be doing for this part of the pattern on YouTube here is how to pick up and knit stitch Nancy Wayne. For my pattern, you’ll pick up one stitch per stitch and work in a 2×2 ribbed pattern.

The neckline/collar works in a 2 x 2 rib pattern. I love the slight contrast in the different rib pattern for this section.
Bring on a weather jacket!
So, are we ready to get started on this glorious cozy ribbed knit cardigan?

Describe: Comfortable ribbing and an oversized cut come together to make you
More comfortable New Autumn Cardigan! Lovely rib knit and perfect squishy texture
To curl up at home or keep warm when you’re out and about. It is easy to bond with him
Minimal shaping and it works fast too. Super cute with your jeans
Favorite T-shirt!

US size 15, 10 mm 36 inch circular knitting needles and straight needles (optional)
6 (7,8,9) Lion Brand Yarn Hue & Me chunky #5 yarn in Desert 125 g / skein KIT FROM LION BRAND HERE (available in several color options)
The pattern uses about 740g (833g, 966g, 1109g)
needle texture
tape measure

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL

Scale: Approximately 10 stitches and 13 rows in 4″ x 4″ broken rib

Please follow the key throughout the pattern according to the size you are
S (M, L, XL)

Noticeable: There is a lot of positive ease. The model is wearing a size Small and has an A
32″ bust.

Bust circumference (approximate):
S – 46 inch
M – 50 inches
L – 54 inches
XL – 58 inches

Length (approximate):
S – 25 inch
M – 27 inches
L – 29 inch
XL – 31 inches

Sleeve Length:
S – 17 inch
M – 17 inches
L – 17.5 inches
XL – 18 inches

Sleeve width at pressing (approximate width at widest point):
S – 8″
M – 8.5 “
L – 9 inch
XL – 9.5 inch

Shortcuts and skills:
k – knit
R – purl
u – stitch
sts – stitches
k2tog – Link two together drops
* You must understand how to work rib stitch patterns including 1 x 1 rib stitch
and a 2 x 2 rib stitch.

Style notes: This sweater is knitted flat by making a single panel rectangular back
Two rectangular panels forward (see schematic). Sleeves and pockets
Also knit flat. The panels are welded to the end. If you are experienced, you can
Definitely modify the style to tie the sleeves in the round and avoid seaming. the
The collar is knit by picking up the stitches and knitting in the form of a 2 x 2 rib. Consider the ban
Panels and sleeves to shape and size. The pattern calls for even circular needles
While it is flat knit. Circular needles are necessary to hold both
stitches. If you have difficulty picking up all the stitches along the neckline and collar
Knit the collar, you can work halfway up and tie the two halves
Collar at the back of the neck. Enjoy!

Relaxed Big Ribbed Cardi Pattern – Easy Knit Sweater Style

back panel (make 1)

* The number of stitches remains the same throughout the pattern

Cast on 60 (64, 68, 72)
1 x 1 ribbing pattern
row 1 * K1, p1; Repeat from * across the row.
Rows 2-7 Repeat row 1.
Broken rib stitch section
Row 8 Knit every street across the row.
Row 9 * K1, p1, repeat from * across the row.
Repeat rows 8 through 9, working a broken stitch into the rib until you measure the entire piece
About 24″ (26″, 28″, 30″) then proceed as shown below.
Next, finish the final two rows of knitting stitches (garter stitch).
Cast and weave at the ends.

front panel (No. 2)

* The number of stitches remains the same throughout the pattern

Cast on 26 (28, 30, 32)
1 x 1 ribbing pattern
row 1 * K1, p1; Repeat from * across the row.
Rows 2-7 Repeat row 1.
Broken Rib Stitch Pattern
Row 8 Knit every street across the row.
Row 9 * K1, p1, repeat from * across the row.
Repeat rows 8 through 9 until piece measures about 24 inches (26 inches, 28 inches, 30 inches).
Next, finish the final two rows of knitting stitches (garter stitch). back panel
The front panels must be the same length.
Cast and weave at the ends.

Sleeves (2)

* Each row decreases the number of stitches by 2

Cast on 38 (40, 42, 44)
Row 1 knit every street across the row.
Rows 2 * K1, p1, repeat from * across the row.
Rows 3 – 8 Repeat Rows 1 and 2, in this order, working the broken rib stitch
Row 9 K2tog, k across to last 2 sts, k2tog. (decrease grade)
Row 10 * P1, k1, repeat from * across the row.
Row 11 knit every street across the row.
Row 12 * P1, k1, repeat from * across the row.
Row 13 K2tog, k across for last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 14 * K1, p1, repeat from * across the row.
Row 15 knit every street across the row.
Row 16 * K1, p1, repeat from * across the row.
Row 17 K2tog, k across to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Repeat Rows 10-17 in this order only until the sleeve is roughly measured
10″ (11″, 12″, 12″) wide (not long) before closing.

Next, continue to knit the broken rib stitch pattern, without any decreasing, until
Sleeve measures approximately 16″ (16″, 16.5″, 17″).

Finish sewing with a 1″ x 1″ rib pattern for a cuff approximately 1 inch long (all sizes).
The sleeve should now measure about 17 inches (17 inches, 17.5 inches, 18 inches). Note that this is
Generous length. Feel free to customize the sleeve length and make it longer
Or shorter as desired.

Cast and weave at the ends.

pockets (2)

Cast on 18 (18, 20, 20) sts (You love you from the bottom up)
Row 1 knit every street across the row.
Row 2 * K1, p1, repeat from * each across the row.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, working in a broken rib stitch until the piece measures approximately
5.5 inches.
Finish the work with 4 final rows of 1×1 ribbing.
Cast and weave at the ends.


Place two front panels directly on top of the back panel, aligning the outside edges and
Leave a space 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 center of each front panel. Whip stitch
Leave the top of the pockets open. The rib stitch should be 1 x 1 on top.

collar – neckline

Pick up stitches evenly along the entire collar/neckline (pick up one stitch in each row)
Keep the stitch number equal. (See my link to a video in the blog post above that will show you how to pick up and install the stitches)
Work in a 2″ x 2″ rib stitch pattern until the collar measures approximately, 2″ wide or
Required offer.

Go ahead and weave in all those ends!

In the diagram below, you can easily visualize how to put a cardigan together. The two front panels are located above the back panel. Sleeves are attached and fastened.


Enjoy the new COZY RIBBED Cardigan!

I really hope you enjoy this oversized, comfortable, ribbed sweater as much as I do. Cheers to cool weather knitting, my friend!



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