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Floyd Cardigan & Coat Knitting Pattern Download


There are two versions included with this pattern, Cardigan and Coat. The Cardigan is straight and hits at high hip. The Coat has increases that start at the waist and lands at low hip or lower, depending on height. The sleeve length for the Cardigan is 3/4 sleeve and the Coat has a full sleeve. This design (especially, the Coat) fits and wears almost like a jacket or sweater coat. It has a warm, structured feel.

33 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” 84 (91.5, 101.5, 122, 132, 142)cm bust circ.

Yarn A: Elder by Ritual Dyes
100% Rambouillet Wool, 190 yds (174m)/100g
Cardigan, shown in Heartwood: 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins
Coat, shown in Quartzite: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

Yarn B: Homestead Sport by Primrose Yarn Co.
100% SW Merino Wool, 250 yds (229m)/100g
Cardigan, shown in Birds of Prey: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
Coat, shown in From London with Love: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins


  • 24”, 32” and/or 40” circular needles in size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 40” or longer circular needles in size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size used for obtained gauge.
  • Needle suitable for working small circ. in the round in US 7 (4.5 mm) or size used for gauge, for sleeves.

18 sts and 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) w/ Yarn A, in Stk st, on US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, after wet-blocking.

This design began from a desire to combine two beautiful yarns that were new arrivals to the yarn store I work at, A Good Yarn, in Sarasota. I immediately fell in love with Elder from Ritual Dyes. The texture and colors are irresistable. Homestead Sport, by Primrose, has colorways that intriguely morph within each skein. Elder has many qualities that make it perfect for this role of being The Boss. It is Light Worsted, non-superwash, and 100% Rambouillet. It creates a solid and unwavering base for the lighter Homestead Sport. The resulting fabric has integrity, but is lighter than expected. Homestead succumbs to Elder’s directions and it is a match made in heaven. 

This design is named after J.H. Floyd. You can read more about this important figure in Sarasota's History HERE.

Meet Floyd in my recent blog post HERE.

Read more about my transition from Commercial Design to Knitwear Design HERE.

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