The sport weight version of our classic longline v-neck cardigan – with pockets! The perfect throw on over any outfit and look pulled together cardigan – we wont judge if that outfit is your pjs.

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The back and front are worked separately from the bottom up, which gives structure and allows two layers to be worked on the fronts for the neatly constructed pockets.

The wide, relaxed-fit shoulders use an extended version of English tailoring, with all of the shaping at the back. The style is somewhere between a set-in and dropped shoulder with very shallow sleeve caps. The sleeves are worked flat from the top down from stitches picked up around the armhole. The two layers of the front pockets are joined by seaming them to the back and separately worked button band as one.

Pattern formats

The pattern includes the following versions:
  • 3 column format designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Skills for knitting this project

  • knitting, purling
  • picking up stitches
  • working flat
  • make one increases
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases
  • short rows
  • seaming

Optional Techniques



Heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn.
Shown in Rauma Finull PT2

Needles and notions

Size 3 US / 3.25mm straights or 24" / 60cm or longer circular
Size 5 US / 3.75mm 24" / 60cm or longer circular


21 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in st st on larger needles

Yarn quantities

Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  32¼ 34¼ 37¼ 40½ 43½ 46½ 49½ 52½ 55½ 58¾ 61¾
Balls Finull PT2 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 13 14


Wardie includes 11 sizes, from 32¼” to 61¾” finished chest circumference.
32¼(34¼, 37¼, 40½, 43½, 46½) [49½, 52½, 55½, 58¾, 61¾]" / 80.5(85.5, 93.5, 101, 108.5, 116) [124, 131.5, 139, 146.5, 154.5] cm
Neutral shown in size 37¼” with approx 1½” of positive ease. Blue & Grey shown in size 46½" with approx 2" of positive ease.

Version information

The version 2.1 of Wardie is now available. This update includes directions for a new open front variation with a wider band worked sideways in 2x2 rib. We’ve also updated the directions for joining the front pockets to be clearer and easier to follow. In case you missed it we have a series of tutorials for Wardie (and it’s sibling worsted weight pattern Granton) on our blog.


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