Ryan’s Champagne Cardigan by PetiteKnit

I love my cardigan so much that I made one for Ryan. I’m completely obsessed with the color that he picked too. It’s a soft purple, but in dim light looks light blue/light green. It’s magical!


The cardigan is designed to have approximately 11 inches of positive ease and fits a bust circumference of 31.5 – 59 inches. I knitted Ryan the same size as me, a size L (37.5 – 39.5 inch bust).


The pattern recommends 600 g (1296 m) Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn (ball = 50 g or 108 m) held together with 150 g (1272 m) Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (ball = 25 g or 212 m). However, I used yarn from Knitting for Olive, 10.3 balls of merino, and 5.8 balls of silk mohair.

Knitting for Olive Merino – Unicorn Purple

I used 515 g (2575 m) of Knitting for Olive merino (ball = 50 g or 250 m). When held together, that comes to approximately 1287.5 m (2575 / 2) and is nearly the recommended amount for Double Sunday.

Knitting for Olive Silk Mohair – Unicorn Purple

I held my two strands of merino together with 143 g (1287.5 m) of Knitting for Olive soft silk mohair (ball = 25 g or 225 m).


Black Walnut Wood Buttons – 7/8″

I love the black walnut buttons from Haulin’ Hoof Farm Store on this cardigan.

Gauge and Needles

For the main body, the gauge is 18 sts × 28 rows = 4 × 4 inches in stockinette stitch on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles. However, to knit with the proper gauge, I worked the body of my sweater on 3.75 mm needles and the arms on 4.00 mm needles.

For the placket, the gauge is 22 sts × 28 rows = 4 × 4 inches in double knitting on 3 mm needles. I had no issues with this gauge and knitted my placket using 3 mm needles, as suggested.


I wish PetiteKnit would provide more final garment measurements. The pattern includes minimal information.

SizeFinished BustFinished Length*
*Measured mid-back, excluding neck binding

Thankfully, my sweater has the correct finished bust and length. I didn’t lengthen the sweater any since the fit is generous. The only deviation from the pattern was that I knit 20 extra rows on the arms. For reference, Ryan is 6 feet 5 inches tall and has extra-long arms and legs.

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