top of page

STAY IN THE LOOP

Get tutorials and blog posts delivered right in your email inbox.

My My My, Dilaila

Get cozy and comfortable this January with the warmest of garments: a long hooded cardigan.


Dilaila's Hoodie :: cardigan knitting pattern

This design was inspired by a big pile of rustic, greasy Finnsheep wool in three natural, undyed colors (see slideshow below). I got enough of the gray to make a big cardigan but what to do with the single skeins of brown and white? Stripes, of course!



Dilaila's Hoodie is a warm thigh-length cardigan with raglan sleeves. Knitted in three colors of aran-weight yarn, the cardigan knits up super quickly even though it's quite long. The yoke is knitted in one-row stripes with reverse stockinette on the outside and the raglan seams in stockinette. The rest of the body is knitted with one color in stockinette. All shaping is done on the stockinette side so you don't have to increase in purling.


Dilaila's Hoodie :: cardigan knitting pattern

The cardigan features big welt pockets that are just perfect for a smartphone. The pattern comes with a photo tutorial that guides you step by step in knitting the pocket openings with waste yarn, picking up stitches to make the pocket lining, and for knitting the striped welts.


Hand-drawn sketch for Dilaila's Hoodie, originally named Dilaila's Coat. The hood was a happy afterthought.
Hand-drawn sketch for Dilaila's Hoodie, originally named Dilaila's Coat. The hood was a happy afterthought.

The hood was an afterthought but I'm glad I added it because it's one of my favorite features about this cardigan. The hood is knitted in the same striped pattern as the yoke. Clever increases and decreases are used to give the hood a nice, rounded shape — like the ones you see on sewn garments.


Dilaila's Hoodie :: cardigan knitting pattern

A ribbed button band frames the entire front of the cardigan, giving that crisp, finished look. Dilaila's Hoodie has lots of fun details to keep your mind engaged with the project while knitting it. This cardigan is easy to knit but never boring!


And if you're wondering who this Dilaila is, meet her below. The cardigan is named after one of the sheep the wool came from.


Dilaila's Hoodie is named after one of the sheep the wool came from.
Dilaila's Hoodie is named after one of the sheep the wool came from.

Dilaila's Hoodie is now available for purchase in my pattern stores on Payhip, LoveCrafts, and Ravelry (seizure warning).

 

Pin this post!

Dilaila's Hoodie is a knitting pattern for a long top-down hooded cardigan with raglan sleeves. The yoke is worked in reverse stockinette in one-row stripes, the rest of the body and sleeves are in stockinette. The cardigan is finished with a striped hood in reverse stockinette and deep welt pockets. Ribbed button band frames the entire front edge. The pattern comes in 7 sizes from XS to 3X, intended to be worn with 5 cm or 2" of positive ease. #knitting #knit #sweatersforwomen #talviknits

252 views0 comments

Related Posts

See All
On Instagram
Ask Me Anything

Got a question for me? A great idea for a blog post? Or a knitting tutorial you'd love to see?

 

Type your suggestions below!

Thanks for submitting!

Recent Posts
 
About the author

Susanna Winter is a knitwear designer, creating timeless and elegant pieces with clean lines. She has been knitting for over 20 years, knit blogging since 2007, and designing knitting patterns professionally since 2016.

Subscribe to blog

Join my mailing list and get new blog posts automatically in your email inbox.

bottom of page