Who doesn’t love a cozy chunky cardigan knitting pattern? There’s nothing like snuggling into a beauty like this to make you feel wrapped in ultimate luxury. The Simone Cardigan arrives as a kit from We Are Knitters, and is perfect for beginners. The pieces are all basic rectangles and you just seam it together at the end. The only tricky part is collecting the stitches around the front pieces to do the ribbing along the edge. But you can do it! It’s easy enough! This makes for a very satisfying first sweater. Use the code WAKandTwine at We Are Knitters to get a great discount.
As fast as it is to make, I have been working on finishing this cardigan for a while. When I headed to California last week, I pretty much forced myself into wrapping it up by bringing it with me as my only warm layer. The cardigan is so blanket-like, I didn’t have room in my suitcase for anything else. Best laid plans, though. It took me until the last night in California to finish it up. I was a little shivery for most of the evenings on my trip, but boy did it feel good when I put it on that last night! The sweater is perfect for bundling up. It’s so big and thick, it definitely works best as an outer layer.
I made the XL size. The one alteration I would make to the Simone chunky cardigan knitting pattern would be to add some more width in the front panels. Though there’s lots of room on Meghann, my model, on me, I want something a little more wrappable, especially with no closure. I also might add patch pockets to the fronts too. A coat-like, chunky sweater like this requires a snuggly place to dig your hands in to! Note, making the largest size and my being a tight knitter meant that I did have to order an extra skein of yarn over and above what came with the kit.
Meghann, who looks gorgeous in the sweater, is the creative mind behind Half Moon Atelier.She makes beautiful things, including modern sewing patterns, with a focus on sustainable sewing. We met at Craftcation 2017 in Los Angeles, where I was teaching last week.
Make the Simone chunky cardigan knitting pattern on size US 19 needles. It comes together in a jiffy! I love the look too!
I’ve included a couple of photos of me in it on the beach in California. Can you tell I’m so thrilled to finally have it on!? What a gorgeous night that was. I love sand in between my toes and a sunset, don’t you?
It shocks me how happy the ocean and beach make me. There’s something about California air that soothes the soul. It helps that I was surrounded by marvelous creative souls. If you ever get a chance to make it to Craftcation, I highly recommend it! I hope spring is finding you full of joy, too! What are you making right now?
Thanks to Sonya Phillip for the photos of me!!
Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake says
Oh my goodness, I can FEEL your happiness in those photos! Looks like you had a blast and the sweater was worth the wait. It’s beautiful! And you should totally add pockets!! xoxo
Thanks so much Marlene! I was happy out there on that beach. I just love the ocean, and I love my new sweater!! xoxo Anne
Anne, I can see how warm the wool is.. I would love to try this in Pink color. The pattern is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. Cant wait to knit one for myself but occupied i n crocheting pillows for my sista. Will start it afterwards. Thanks again for sharing this. I will be subscribing your blog for more posts like this..
The pink color would be beautiful. I am so glad you like the post and the blog!Yes, do knit it after! You’re an amazing sister!
Claire Burton says
Hi can you please tell me where I can find the pattern for this love it already have yarn so don’t need the kit
Hi Claire! I wish I could tell you could buy the pattern separately but I don’t think you can. The link to shop is in the post. Good luck!!
Dawn Salamone says
Hello. I would love to make this cardigan. I do not need the kit. I already have the 6skeins of yarn and the knitting needles needed for the project, I just need the pattern. How may I obtain this pattern
I know how frustrating this is. I don’t think they sell the pattern separately. I wish I could help. Have you contacted We Are Knitters?They may have a new option – or at least you could ask customer service.
Is it possible to just buy the pattern?
I’m so sorry Kasha! I don’t think it is. We Are Knitters would be the best folks to contact if this is something you want. Maybe if they get enough requests for it, they’ll start to do it!
Where is the pattern?
HI Cher, Unfortunately, you can’t get only the pattern. you have to purchase the kit. The links to the kit are available in the post.
This is a beautiful sweater, but you are holding the pattern hostage! You do not offer a kit in the size I need and the pattern is not available as a separate purchase. Are there any plans to rectify this situation?
Hi Kimberly, I am so sorry you’re upset about this. It is not my pattern, so I don’t really have anything to do with how they offer it to their customers. I would contact We Are Knitters Customer Service and let them know how you feel. I agree with you that it would be nice if you could just buy the pattern! I hope you are able to access it!
Brittany Botosan says
I’m JUST about to work up my gauge for this sweater and I’m so excited 🙂 following the size guide, medium should fit perfect, but from your experience do you think that would be more fitted? Or do you get the over sized look even when you follow the suggested size.
Thanks for any feedback! I’m really excited but just want to make sure it’s perfect 🙂
Thanks so much for your comment. I made the XL and you see it in the photos on my small friend, so if I were you, I would size up to make it over-sized like it looks on her! Thanks for asking!
I just bought this pattern! Do you think I could do the collar with circular needles so I don’t have have to sew together at the top?
It’s bulky and a long length, so you would definitely need a long circular needle.
I cannot fi d the pattern, amount of wool and the pattern will need
Hi Berenice, This is sold by We Are Knitters and it is not my pattern. They sell it only with the wool. If you search We Are Knitters and Simone Cardigan, the site will come up.
Thanks so much for your interest!
Boa noite!Sou brasileira, me chamo Ana Cristéria ,amo tricor, estou apaixonada por esse Cardigans. Essa lã, parece ser maravilhosa .Como faço para compra_la.Percebi pelos comentarios que tenho que comprar um.kit!
Hi! I’m obsessed with this knit!! I added the kit to my cart at we are knitters and I am trying to apply the code, but it says it’s not valid? I was just wondering if your code has changed or expired? Thank you!
HI Charlotte – thanks so much for your email. Apologies, but this code has expired. It was from a couple of years ago. Keep your eyes peeled though, as they often have sales!
Julie smith says
How do I get the pattern please
Hi Julie, This is sold by We Are Knitters. Unfortunately, they do not sell the pattern seperately from the wool. You need to buy the full kit. But the yarn is beautiful and they often offer great discounts. You can click the link at the top where it says Simone Cardigan and it should take you to the page or just search for simone cardigan on google.
can I purchase the pattern for the simone chunky sweater
HI Gina, I”m so sorry about it, but you can’t buy the pattern on its own. 🙁 They only allow purchase in the entire kit format.
Where can I get the pattern for this piece?
This is sold by We Are Knitters. Unfortunately, they do not sell the pattern separately from the wool. You need to buy the full kit. But the yarn is beautiful and they often offer great discounts. You can click the link at the top where it says Simone Cardigan and it should take you to the page or just search for simone cardigan on google.