Eufaula Cardigan, a Free Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Eufaula Cardigan, a free cardigan knitting pattern for this casual women's cardigan from Banana Moon Studio

A free cardigan knitting pattern

Eufaula Cardigan is a free cardigan knitting pattern for this casual women’s cardigan. This cozy cardigan is knit in Cascade Yarns Eco+ Hemp! This is a weight 3/light yarn that is 80% Peruvian Highland Wool and 20% Hemp. You will need three or four skeins to complete the cardigan, depending on which size you are making.

The pattern and the stitches involved are pretty simple. My hope was to design a cardigan that a near beginner could make.

I also wanted to take this yarn and work it on extra big needles to make a cardigan that feels lightweight and not too warm. So, this is going to be your best friend in fall or spring!

The free pattern is below! You can get an ad-free PDF, which includes a schematic, for just $2.00 on Etsy, Ravelry, and LoveCrafts.

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Eufaula Cardigan, a long cardigan pattern for this casual women's cardigan from Banana Moon Studio

Do me a favor — if you know someone that would like this pattern, please do not make them a copy! Instead, direct them to my website to get their own! Thank you!

Eufaula Cardigan, A Casual Women’s Cardigan

Designed by April Garwood

Difficulty Level Easy

Available Sizes Women’s XS [S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X] to fit bust sizes 28 [32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches with about 4 inches of ease.

Finished Measurements Length 30 [30 ½, 31, 31 ½, 31 ½, 31 ¾, 31 ¾] inches; Bottom Hem Width 25 ¾ [30 ¾, 35, 38 ¼, 42 ½, 47 ½, 50 ½] inches.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco+Hemp (80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Hemp; 328 yds [300 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; CYCA weight: 3/light): #16 Red Dahlia 3 [3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4] skeins.

Knitting Needles Size 6 [4 mm] and size 11 [8 mm] 40 inch circulars, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Yarn needle

Gauge 13 sts x 17 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] square.

Body of Cardigan

With smaller needles, CO 126 [150, 171, 186, 207, 231, 246] sts.

Work in K2, P1 ribbing until piece measures 4 ½ inches from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row. Switch to larger needles. Not sure how to knit ribbing? Click here for a video of K1, P1 ribbing! It is slightly different than the ribbing used here, but the video should help.

Row 1 *K2tog, K1, repeat from * across — 84 [100, 114, 124, 138, 154, 164] sts.

Work in stockinette st, slipping the first st of each row, for 74 [74, 74, 74, 72, 72, 70] rows, ending with a WS row. Not sure how to knit stockinette stitch? Click here for a tutorial!

Right Front Panel

Row 1 Sl first st, K 15 [19, 23, 25, 29, 33, 35], turn, leaving rem sts unworked — 16 [20, 24, 26, 30, 34, 36] sts.

Row 2 Sl first st, P 15 [19, 23, 25, 29, 33, 35], turn.

Rows 3-34 [36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46] Alternate repeating Rows 1 and 2, ending with a Rows 2 repeat. Bind off just the 16 [20, 24, 26, 30, 34, 36] sts of the front panel.

Close-up of woman wearing a red knit cardigan with long sleeves.
Back Panel

Go back to the unworked sts of the cardigan body with RS facing.

Row 1 Sl first st, K 51 [59, 65, 71, 77, 85, 91], turn, leaving rem sts unworked — 52 [60, 66, 72, 78, 86, 92] sts.

Row 2 Sl first st, P 51 [59, 65, 71, 77, 85, 91], turn.

Rows 3-34 [36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46] Alternate repeating Rows 1 and 2, ending with a Rows 2 repeat. Bind off just the 52 [60, 66, 72, 78, 86, 92] sts of the center panel.

Left Front Panel

Go back to the unworked sts of the cardigan body with RS facing.

Row 1 Sl first st, K 15 [19, 23, 25, 29, 33, 35], turn, leaving rem sts unworked — 16 [20, 24, 26, 30, 34, 36] sts.

Row 2 Sl first st, P 15 [19, 23, 25, 29, 33, 35], turn.

Rows 3-34 [36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46] Alternate repeating Rows 1 and 2, ending with a Rows 2 repeat. Bind off.

Sleeves (make 2)

With smaller needles CO 51 [54, 57, 54, 57, 60, 57] sts. Join to work in the round.

Work in K2, P1 ribbing until piece measures 2 inches from cast-on edge. Switch to larger needles.

Rnd 1 *K2tog, K1, repeat from * around — 34 [36, 38, 36, 38, 40, 38] sts.

Work 1 Even Rnd K each st around.

Work 1 Increase Rnd K1, M1R, K each st to last 3 sts, M1L, K1 — increased by 2 sts.

*Work 9 [7, 7, 7, 3, 5, 5] Even Rnds, followed by one Increase Rnd, repeat from * 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 5] times.

*Work 7 [7, 7, 5, 5, 5, 3] Even Rnds, followed by one Increase Rnd, repeat from * 5 [6, 6, 9, 10, 10, 9] times — 52 [56, 58, 62, 66, 68, 72] sts.

Work 5 [3, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3] Even Rnds. Bind off.

Woman in the woods wearing a long, red, knit cardigan. Free knitting pattern from Banana Moon Studio.
Finishing

For help with this, see my video tutorial about seaming sweaters! With cardigan WS out, sew shoulder seams, leaving about a 6 inches [15 cm] space between front panels. I suggest using a backstitch.

With sweater WS out and one sleeve RS out, place sleeve inside of sweater. Sleeve increases line up with bottom of armhole, raw edges of sleeve and armhole even. Use clips or locking stitch markers to hold edges together as you seam. Seam sleeve to sweater. Repeat with second sleeve.

Block sweater, especially bottom ribbing. Weave in ends.

All finished! As always, please do not make copies of this free cardigan knitting pattern for others! Instead, direct them to my website so that they can get their own copy! Thank you!

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Happy stitching!

April

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