Quick Cardie Jacket Pattern - FREE

This sweater jacket is made as simply as possible for instant gratification and high satisfaction! The yarn is a very thick and lofty wool blend. It is knit in one piece starting from the middle of the back using a nifty and easy technique called a provisional cast on. The only finishing is seaming the sides and picking up the stitches for the collar, which are both a piece of cake with this very forgiving multi-colored yarn. The arms are picked up from the body and worked down in the round on circular needles, so you not only don’t have to seam them but you can make the sleeves exactly the right length for you! If you don’t want to do any seaming we also offer you alternate instructions for a 3 needle bind off. Close the jacket with a brooch, or a sweater stick.

Ye yarn this pattern was designed with has since been discontinued. See below for suitable yarn substitutions.


S(M, L, XL, XXL) 
To Fit Bust (jacket closed): 30-32(34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48)” or 75-80(85-90, 95-100, 105-110, 115-120)cm. 

Bust measurement (closed): 36(40, 44, 48, 52)” or 90(100,l 110, 120, 130)cm. 
Length: 19.5(20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 23.5)” or 49(51, 54, 56, 59)cm 
Armhole depth (length from underarm to shoulder): 9.5(10, 10.5, 11, 11.5)” or 24(25, 26, 27, 29)cm. 
Arm length from underarm to end of cuff: 17(18, 18.5, 19, 19)” or 43(45, 46, 48, 48)cm.




4(4, 4, 5, 5) Skeins Estelle Yarns “Wooly Bully”, color 919: 200g/140m (153 yds), 50% virgin wool & 50% acrylic, made in Italy.

10mm/80cm or US15/29” circular needles

12mm/40cm or US 17/16” circular needles

1 jumbo darning needle

Jumbo locking stitch markers (made by Clover, you can probably get away with regular size locking markers).

Several m/yds of Bulky scrap yarn in contrasting color


This pattern is FREE. You do not be asked to pay for it, but to get it you have to go through our check-out process. You do not need to create an account to check-out or provide a credit card or any other payment information (unless you are purchasing something else along with it). Thanks! 

Large crochet hook for provisional cast on

4m/yds to 5m/yds of any double knitting or worsted weight wool in a matching color

8mm/80cm or US 11/29” circular needles (optional, for 3 needle bind-off).


Yarn Substitutions

Malabrigo Rasta

Brown Sheep Burly Spun

Cascade Magnum or Magnum Paints


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