Here is a cozy hooded cardigan perfect for walking along the seawall or window shopping in Yaletown on a lazy Sunday morning. Wear it as a coat when the weather’s good, layer it under rain gear when it’s not, or just wrap yourself up in it while you sit inside by the fire.
The allover pinecone lace looks impressive but is easy to memorize. There’s no complicated shaping to worry about (the body and sleeves of the sweater are all simple rectangles), so you can easily adjust the length and sleeve circumference to fit your own body. If you find the hood daunting, you could substitute a plain ribbed collar instead.
This is a somewhat heavy garment, so the body and sleeves are worked flat and seamed together to give it structure. Ribbing at the front edges flows into a shawl collar which is then worked into a hood that’s grafted together at the centre to form a flattering frame for your face. The chunky yarn works up quickly; you’ll be be done before you know it!
Chest / hips: 30.5 40, 50”
Length: 24 27, 30”
Allow 3-6” (or more) positive ease for best results.
Suggested yarn: Cascade Eco+
Gauge: 16.5 stitches and 21.3 rows = 4 inches in pinecone lace (a gauge swatch 31 sts wide and 32 rows high should measure 7.25” x 6” after wet blocking)
$1 from the sale of each pattern will be donated to the Stung Teng Women’s Development Centre in Cambodia, which offers opportunities to improve local women’s living standards through education, vocational training and employment.