The inspiration for this pattern was to challenge myself and to create a cozy warm PLUS sized cardigan that looked kinda hippy, but could also dress up nice too. I also love the Navajo style blankets, and even though this doesn’t have traditional Navajo patterns, someone said it reminded them of a Navajo blanket, so I said Yes! Hence, the name ;).
I also wanted to make a project easy for a beginner to follow, so don’t be afraid! You can work this pattern :). The details on the pattern are below.
Beginner – this pattern contains only basic stitches. Piecing it together is easy and there is a full color photo tutorial to help you.
Yarn: All colors in sample are Yarn Bee Soft Secret (6oz/170g – 300 yds/275m)
C1 – Ivory/ C2 – Blue Teal/ C3 – Cocoa/ C4 – Cognac/ C5 – Burgundy
Yardage needed: Pattern uses 2 full skeins of cocoa – with a little more of third skein. You only need one skein of each of the other colors and you will have leftovers for those colors unless you choose to make it larger.
Hooks: 6mm (J) hook (main body), 5.5 mm (I) hook (sleeves)
2 Buttons (1.5 – 2”)
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When Crystal was testing this pattern, her gauge was tighter than mine, and her cardigan ended up being shorter compared to mine. I worked very loosely for this pattern. So make sure the gauge matches or you will need to modify your size, or increase your needles to make it match. The cardigan is meant to be loose and flow, but ultimately, this is yours to do with what you please ;). lol.
Also, the sleeves are fairly long. I like long sleeves, and the cuff is able to fold up nicely too. If you want shorter sleeves, I recommend removing rows closest to the top of the sleeve. There are more detailed instructions on how to do this inside the pattern :).
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Please tag me or make a project so I can see what lovely colors you all come up with! <3
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