Castlegar Cardigan

Castlegar Cardigan

A lightweight cardigan for breezy spring days, overzealous air conditioning, or autumn layering. Warm enough for the breeze but light enough for sunshine!

The fingering weight gauge takes a bit of time to knit up, but it’s worth it for this classic, wearable everyday cardigan. Knit seamlessly from the bottom up, with a fun circular yoke and twisted rib details.

Castlegar Cardigan

Castlegar is knit seamlessly from the bottom up, with a circular yoke. The lower body is knit flat in one piece while each sleeve is knit in the round. This sweater does not have waist shaping.

There is only one length across all sizes for the body and sleeves; feel free to lengthen as needed at points given throughout the pattern.

This pattern is split into two files (available together only).
Each is a 6-page PDF file in full colour with schematics.

Fingering weight yarn, approximately 175-200 yds / 50g. Shown in Koigu KPPPM, 8 skeins for size 37″.

Sizes 31-45 inches / 78.5-114cm
Contains sizes: 31 (33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45)” / 78.5 (84, 89, 94, 99, 104, 109, 114) cm
Yardage required: 1180 (1250, 1340, 1400, 1485, 1560, 1660, 1750)

Sizes 47-59 inches / 119.5-150cm
Contains sizes: 47 (49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59)” / 119.5 (124.5, 129.5, 134.5, 140, 145, 150) cm
Yardage required: 1820 (1895, 1990, 2050, 2140, 2220, 2295)

Shown in size 37 in / 94cm with zero ease. Zero to 2 in / 5cm of ease is suggested.

Castlegar Cardigan

– US 2 / 2.75 mm needles, 32 inches / 80cm or longer, depending on the size you’re making
– US 2 / 2.75 mm double pointed needles or needles of your choice for small circumferences in the round
– stitch markers
– eight 5/8 in / 1.5cm buttons
– tapestry needle
– smooth waste yarn

28 sts and 40 rows = 4″ / 10cm square in stockinette stitch.


This PDF file contains fill-in forms, so you can fill in the number for your size right on the computer! Then you can save the file so that your numbers are all set for the next time you open it, or print with the neat typed entries. Just click on the space to type!

Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal.

$7.00 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

Castlegar Cardigan



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24 responses to “Castlegar Cardigan”

  1. Pam Mourouzis Avatar
    Pam Mourouzis

    Beautiful! And what a fabulous color on you!

  2. Alison Avatar

    I love it! Why the name “Castlegar”? Only asking
    because my Grandparents live in a small town in
    British Columbia named that, and I grew up not far from there
    in a smaller town called Rossland. If you have never been you should go!

  3. April Avatar

    ll the little cables. They’re a nice detail that doesn’t take over the sweater.

  4. Megan Avatar

    Wow, this sweater is stunning! I thought I had my summer knitting planned out, but I need to rethink my plans now.

  5. Chantal B Avatar

    Really nice cardi!!

  6. Valerie Avatar

    It’s lovely. I love classic knits like that, and I love the rounded yoke.

  7. Wendy Avatar

    cute! it looks perfect for “overzealous air conditioning”!

  8. Mariah Avatar

    What yarn was this knit in?

  9. yarndancer Avatar

    Beautiful!! I love that it’s knit in fingering weight yarn. Small gauges take a long time to knit, but they’re so flattering.

  10. Georganna Avatar

    So pretty, and I’m all about seamless knitting these days!

  11. Seanna Lea Avatar

    I love the idea of the fillable PDF. My little document geek self says, PDFs rock my world.

    I will have to remember this one after I finish the current spate of sock weight sweaters I’m currently working on!

  12. Rachel Avatar

    Oh my, that’s beautiful!

  13. Maryse Avatar

    I love the color and the details of the yoke, button band and waist. It’s going to my queue! What yarn did you use?

  14. Natasa Avatar

    what a beautiful cardigan! what would you say, could a “experienced beginner” knit it successfully?

  15. Wendolene Avatar

    Wow–I love your new pattern! Living in the SW, I am a huge fan of lightweight sweaters and fingering yarn. And I love the idea of being able to customize the instructions for your size before printing!

  16. Lydia Avatar

    A very pleasant looking cardigan with really nice, elegant details and it is nice that it is light weight, an all-year round garment is so versatile.
    Well done! May I only ask what size you are wearing in the photo?

  17. Lydia Avatar

    Hm, you do say that it is made in size 37.

    Wanted to add this to everyone else like me who cannot read:)

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  19. Beatriz Avatar

    I can’t wait to get started on knitting this. It looks so beautiful in blue.

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