When I made this blanket cardigan a year ago- I didn’t write down the pattern, but it was easy enough to memorize. I ended up loving these enough that I knitted 3 of them for myself in different colors! This is actually my first cardigan knitting pattern, and while it looks like something you’d buy at Lulu Lemon, or Anthropologie, it’s so much more rewarding that it’s a handmade piece!

I made one in light blue and camel brown, one in yellow and white, and one in lavender and red (I’m a lover of strange color combinations). I sourced my yummy variegated yarns to hold together with plain white yarn for this one, so that the design would be toned down a bit. This blanket cardigan knitting pattern uses a worsted weight yarn, and a fingering weight yarn held together to create a marled effect. Marled yarns held together is one of my favorite looks, and I think I’m going to be doing a lot more of them!

I can’t wait to see what color combinations you come up with for your blanket cardigans! If you make this knitting pattern- please share it with me on Ravelry, or on Instagram using: @margoknitsblog #margoknits #margoknitsblog

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Each panel measures approx. 22″x45″


Us size 13 (9mm) knitting needles

2 colors of yarn 1 worsted weight 1 fingering weight yarn (approx. 800 yards total)

Yarn needle


K : Knit

P : Purl

St : stitch

BO: Bind Off

CO: Cast On

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Begin Pattern:

Panels (Make 2)

CO: Holding 2 colors of yarn together, Cast on 80 sts.

Ribbed edge:

Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 6 rows. K2 p2 ribbing is as follows:

*K2, P2, rep to end of row


Work in stockinette st. until piece measures 46 inches, then do 6 more rows of k2 p2 ribbing. BO all sts.
Stockinette st. is as follows:

Row 1: Knit all sts.

Row 2: Purl all sts.

Assemble Cardigan:

To assemble your blanket cardigan, lay your panels out next to each other lengthwise, and sew about 16 inches together. Leave the rest of the panel free to drape over your shoulders like a cape or poncho. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern- please share it with friends, and share it with me if you make one!