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Easy Does It
Chunky Cardigan

Chunky weight, loose fit, long cardigan PDF pattern, that's easy to knit. 

A pattern designed as “Easy to Knit” and is both ideal for newer knitters making an adult garment, or as a quick knit, for a more experienced knitters.

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Price £4.99

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The Easy Does It Chunky Cardigan has a loose fit and is knitted in separate pieces from the bottom up and sewn together afterwards. The front neck border is knitted at the same time as the front sections, keeping the design a simple and easy knit. This means that you don't have to knit a separate neckline border or pick up stitches around the neckline.

The tops of the shoulders and sleeves have a slight amount of shaping, that’s really easy to do and is created just by casting off a few stitches each row. The pattern is written in English (UK) and uses UK weight chunky yarn.


Please note: The Easy Does It Cardigan is designed with approximate 8"-12" (20cm-25cm) positive ease.  The cardigan that I'm wearing in the photos includes 8" (20cm) positive ease.


Size S: To fit bust size 32"-34" (81cm-86cm) - Finished size 43" (109cm).


Size M: To fit bust size 36"-38" (91cm-96cm) - Finished size 47  1/2" (121cm).

Size L: To fit bust size 40"-42" (101cm-106cm) - Finished size 52  1/2" (135cm).

XL: To fit bust size 44"-46" (111cm-117cm) - Finished size 56  1/2" (144cm).

XXL: To fit bust size 48"-50" (121cm-127cm) - Finished size 61  1/2" (155cm).

Detailed measurements and schematic diagram are included in the written pattern.



  • Yarn: James, C, Brett – Marble Chunky, (200g balls): 3 (4 4, 5, 6) x 200g balls. (Shade used: MC38) Total metredge 936m (1,248m, 1,248m, 1560m, 1872m).

  • Needles: 5 mm, 6mm.

  • Either a Tapestry or Wool type needle, (for sewing up your garment at the end).

  • Ring style stitch-marker (this is optional).

The yarn used is a (UK) chunky weight yarn and each ball weighs 200g. If substituting yarn check the weight of the ball, as most chunky weight yarns are sold in 100g balls and you  would then need to double the quantity.


(Working stocking stitch, using 6mm needles).

Width:- 14 stitches = 10cm.  Length:- 20 rows = 10cm.

The pattern uses a combination of the knit and purl stitch and very basic increases.

The YouTube videos below will cover all the techniques used within this pattern.


Please note; this purchase is for a digital download pattern that will be sent to you as a PDF to your email address. It is not for the finished garment.


Returns: Due to the nature of PDF downloads I not offer refunds on digital purchases.

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The pattern (including photos and images) are copyrighted and for personal use.

You may not copy, re-distribute or sell electronic or paper copies of it.


© Wendy Poole 2023

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