VanessaKnits Knitting PATTERN - Ocean Breeze Cardigan / Lion Brand / Oversized & Boxy / Mandala Yarn / Level: Easy+


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Pattern Type: Knitting

Level: EASY+

Ocean Breeze Cardigan

What’s one garment in your closet that you consider a summer essential? For me, it’s this boxy & oversized cardigan I can throw on before I head to the beach. The early morning (and later evening) breeze from the ocean is refreshing but can also be a bit chilly. I wanted to design a piece that is no fuss, easy to knit and casual in style. This oversized cardigan easily layers over a tank top for that light layer of coziness when needed. Knit in Lion Brand Mandala Bonus Bundle, there’s no need to weave in additional ends — the colors change seamlessly!


Knitting Needles
Size 6 (4 mm) 16” & 24 - 40” circular knitting needles
Size 6 (4 mm) straight knitting needles (optional but recommended)

Stitch marker, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), darning needle, scissors

Lion Brand Mandala Bonus Bundle, 1,181 yds/1,080 m (10.5 oz / 300g), 100% acrylic
1(2,2,2,2)(2,2,3,3) balls
Color used in sample: Meowth 125-249E


4 in x 4 in / 10 cm x 10 cm; 20 sts x 26 rows in stockinette stitch after wet blocking


Directions are for Women’s XS. Changes for S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X and 5X are in parenthesis. To fit bust size 30-34 (34-38, 38-42, 42-46, 46-50) (50-54, 54-58, 58-62, 62-66)”


Bust: 47 (51, 55, 59, 63) (67, 71, 75, 79)”
Schematic in photos are finished measurements. Choose your size based on your actual chest/bust measurement + your desired ease. Cardigan is designed with 13 - 17” of positive ease for an oversized, boxy look. If you do not wish to knit such an oversized piece, choose a smaller size. *For reference, sample shown in size XS on a model with a 33” bust (14” positive ease).


I would love to see your in progress and finished Ocean Breeze Cardigan on Instagram. Tag @vanessaknits #vanessaknits and #oceanbreezecardigan so I can see your unique work — I may even feature your photos! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at vanessaknits [!at] Happy knitting and THANK YOU so much for your support!

This pattern features standard knitting terms, pattern notes and written instructions to help you along the way. It is intended for those familiar with the basics of knitting and thus, not meant to be a tutorial.

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