Pattern of the Week: Saddleback Mountain Cardigan

Subtle, refined, and casual, the Saddleback Mountain Cardigan has a soothing colorwork design inspired by pine trees and knitted in an earthy color palette. This cardigan is worked at in pieces and seamed—no steeks required!


saddleback mountain cardigan

Pattern Details

FINISHED SIZE 39 1⁄4 (42 3⁄4, 47 1⁄4, 50 1⁄2, 55)” chest circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 42 3⁄4″; modeled with 2 3⁄4″ of positive ease.

YARN Rowan Felted Tweed DK (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% rayon/viscose; 191 yd [175 m]/1 3⁄4 oz [50 g]): #172 ancient (green-gray; A), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) balls;
#190 stone (tan; B), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls; #175 cinnamon (brown; C), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls; #173 duck egg (blue; D), 2 balls. Yarn distributed by Sirdar USA.

NEEDLES  Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS  Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; five 1″ buttons.

GAUGE 25 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in charted patt on larger needle.


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