Jean Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Jean Cardigan Knitting Pattern

We decided to share a great cardigan pattern with you. Although this cardigan looks like a jean jacket in style, it is a knitted cardigan and very ambitious. I share this pattern with you as I find it quite impressive. Such designs excite me and I immediately start researching to buy related yarns, I think many knitting lovers are just like me.

These patterns and instructions were prepared for experienced knitters. But I think you can achieve this with some support even if you are not experienced enough. I will help you as much as possible from here. How to knit this beautiful cardigan pattern? I hope these knitting instructions will work for you. Thank you for this adorable pattern shared Nako. Good luck to all …

Knitted women's cardigan that looks like Jean
Knitted women’s cardigan that looks like Jean

Materials and techniques used

Materials for this knitting jean cardigan
Materials for this knitting jean cardigan

Material: Moher Delicate Bulky 23287 (3 balls), 11859 (4 balls) by Nako Yarns

Needle No: Fish-line needle No. 8 – 10

Knitting Techniques: Knit, purl, stitch releasing, 2-color brioche stitch,
knitting technique w/ return

How to knit cardigan, intructions and charts

Step-by-step instructions for this free cardigan pattern.


Row 1; right side; 1 row of knit stitch using needle no. 8.

Row 2; wrong side; using
needle no. 10, * knit 1, yarn-over 1, and repeat after the asterisk to complete the

Row 3; right side; using needle no. 8, * knit 1, release the yarn-over stitches
from needle, and repeat after the asterisk to complete the row.
* As of the next row, repeat the rows 2 and 3.

Hooded knitted women's cardigan
Hooded knitted women’s cardigan


1- Cast on 98 stitches w/ the yarn no. 11859 using needle no. 8. Work applying the motif as; 25 stitches for front + 48 stitches for back + 25 stitches for front.

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2-In order to have front pieces in oval form; while working the stitches of back piece on every row, work 25 stitches of front piece applying the knitting tech­nique w/ returns.

3- Starting at both sides of 48 stitches for the back, apply re­turns as 5+4+4+4+4+4 stitches.

4- When body length is 20 cm for front and 26 cm for back, start working 2-color brioche stitch using needle no. 10, as the yarn no. 23287 the main color and no. 11859 the secondary one.

5- When body length is 45 cm, center and divide the stitches as 25 for front + 48 for back + 25 for front to continue knitting as three pieces. Decrease 4+2+1 stitches at arm­hole ends.

6- Decrease 4 x 1 stitches on every row + 8 x 1 stitches at every 2 rows for neck opening to drop to 6 stitches.

7- When body length is 55 cm, bind off the stitches.

Chart for Jean Cardigan
Chart for Jean Cardigan


1- Cast on 27 stitches w/ yarn no. 11859 using no. 8 needles; work 13 cm applying the motif.

2- Start working 2-color brioche stitch using needle no. 10, w/ the yarn no. 23287 as the main color, the yarn no. 11859 as the secondary one.

3- As of the first row of brioche stitch, increase 5 x 1 stitches at both ends at every other row to reach to 37 stitches. Apply 2-color brioche stitch to the increased stitches.

4- When sleeve length is 35 cm, de­crease 4+2+1 stitches at both ends for armholes.

5- As of the next row, de-crease 4 x 1 stitches at every 6 rows to drop to 11 stitches.