The Maple Grove Cardigan is one of the 20 size-inclusive sweater patterns from my book, Modern Crochet Sweaters, available at all major retailers or at this link here.
Inspired by the cold, winter days that beg you to curl up by the fire, my goal was to create a stylish garment that embodies the warmth and coziness of your favorite blanket or comfy robe. I consider this to be a wardrobe staple for the homebodies; somewhat of an informal, everyday piece.
Utilizing a mix of single crochet stitches and chain spaces, the granite stitch creates an unstructured, airy fabric that flows beautifully as it follows your movement. Landing just below the knee, this duster cardigan lends a sleek, lengthening effect to any outfit. The slim-fitting sleeves combined with a neat-looking collar and hem help balance the relaxed, boxy fit. These finishing details add sophistication while maintaining the dramatic, oversized vibe that we love so much.
Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Oatmeal
- 92% acrylic, 8% rayon
- 145 yds [133 m] per 3-oz [85-g] skein
- Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.
Yardage: 10 (11, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Vanna’s Choice, or
- 1350 (1550, 1775, 2025, 2175) yds
- 1234 (1417, 1623, 1852, 1989) m
Note that different colorways of Vanna’s Choice have varying yardage. Make sure to check the yardage listed on the label of your desired colorway to ensure you have enough yarn from the same dye lot before beginning.
Substitute Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice with any medium-weight, category #4 yarn that matches gauge. Just note that certain fibers (such as cotton) are heavier than the one shown and will stretch more than an acrylic fiber over time. You can compensate for this stretching by working your cardigan slightly shorter than your desired length.
Main gauge hook - Size U.S. K/10½ (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Hook for border - Size U.S. G/7 (4.5 mm) hook or 2 sizes smaller than main gauge hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, several locking stitch markers to help with seaming
View this pattern at knitsnknots.ca/maple-grove.
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