Long Sands Cardigan


Finished Measurements
34 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 52)” finished bust/chest circumference, with a 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/4, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/4)” overlap on the front. Shown in Berroco Karma (100% cotton; 66 yd 60 m/50 g): Burnt Umber 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins.


This sweater is worked in pieces and seamed together. The pattern would convert easily to working seamlessly/in the round but I would not recommend it unless you have substituted a bouncy stretchy 100% wool yarn. Karma is about as light and bouncy as a cotton yarn can be, but it still benefits from the structure and stability that the sewn seams adds and this will ensure that the cardigan holds its shape over time and with lots and lots of wear.


Choose a size based on the finished measurement that most closely match body measurements.

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36 Responses to Long Sands Cardigan

  1. Bonnie says:

    Great design and photos! I’m not familiar with Berroco Karma, but it looks terrific for your design.

  2. Jules says:

    It’s in my queue! Thanks for another beauty :)

  3. Áine says:

    YAY for seamed construction! It’s not all about what’s easy, but what makes the best looking garment. Another winner :)

  4. Melissa says:

    so pretty!

  5. Ashiepoo22 says:

    Another beautiful cardigan design! I need to knit faster.

    I absolutely love the collar.

  6. Sarah says:

    I love the stitch pattern! So simple, but still so interesting!

  7. Kathy says:

    I love the detail around the edging! Not complicated or fussy, but interesting to look at and knit. Going in my queue! Glad that Mel sent me here and looking forward to meeting ou at SSK!

  8. Patricia McMullen says:

    Mel of mskiknits is inspiring and I saw your pattern for the Long Sands cardigan on her blog this morning. I am so glad that I did as it went right into my favorites. The Long Sands is a perfect 3-season cardigan for New England. The collar curving around the neck makes it perfect to keep out the bitter cold. Plus the name is one of my favorite summer spots in Maine!

  9. nancy phillips says:

    love it ! the collar, trim, and over all fit. very nice

  10. penelope10 says:

    Love this and in my faves!

  11. penelope10 says:

    This cardigan is striking! I love the clever stitch formation and I can see why Mel was totally obsessed with it!

  12. Liz says:

    This is a great cardigan, I love the color as well as the neck and pattern down the front. This is definitely going into my queue! Mel from Single Handed Knits sent me over here and I’m grateful she did, thanks for all your great designs, my Pomme de Pin is one of my favorite knits!

  13. Kelly says:

    Amy this is beautiful! I absolutely love the collar/sleeve length and design. It looks like it will be perfect for those days that send chilly air down the back of your neck and across your wrists.

    Mel I agree with you, the texture is great in this pattern!

  14. Judi Pennington says:

    Love the stitch detail on sleeves and front band. I also like the set in sleeves they are more flattering on my body shape than raglan sleeves.

  15. Darlene M says:

    That is a beautiful cardi and I love the simple pattern detail! I first saw it on Mel’s Single handed knits podcast. I went to your Ravelry page and you have wonderful patterns, it would be hard to choose which one to knit first!

  16. Barb C says:

    Mel (Singlehanded Knits) mentioned this in her podcast highlights today. I’m in love with the detail along the collar and cuffs. This will definitely go into my faves.

  17. Janine says:

    I love this sweater and can totally see myself wrapped up in it.

  18. Cayenne says:

    Mel of Singlehanded Knits told me about this great new design of yours. My favorite part are the beautiful cuffs. I really admire your work.

  19. Georgie says:

    I love this new pattern!! The details around the neck are my favorite!

  20. digitaldiina says:

    I love these classic yet far from boring to knit sweaters. Mel of SingleHandedKnits sent me – and my Ravelry queue/favs grew πŸ˜‰

  21. Jana says:

    More traffic sent to you from Mel. I absolutely LOVE this and hope to be wearing it by the time it cools off as it looks yummy. I love a beautiful cardigan that doesn’t have to be buttoned, they are my go-to sweaters all winter (and often in the summer in Seattle).

  22. Eileen (emsres on Ravelry) says:

    Long Sands has just moved to the top of my que. This is a sweater I could LIVE in. Thanks to Mel of SingleHandedKnits for pointing me in your direction!!

  23. Suzanne says:

    Hi Amy, What a great cardigan. I didn’t know about this design until Mel of Single Handed Knits mentioned it. Boy, she is smitten and I can see why. There are many great reasons to love this cardi but what I especially like is how the design follows on the back of the neck. What a great design!

  24. KnittingAmyK says:

    I am working on this right now and I love it! The textures, the ease of the knit, and the collar detail are just a few of the things to love. When Mel first sent me the pattern a week ago I immediately purchased yarn. Thanks for a great pattern!

  25. Dianna says:

    I love the collar and cuff details of this pattern. I became aware of it from Mel, of the singlehandedknits.com blog. I love the color you choose, it looks fun and comfortable to wear, and is now in my queue. The model is beautiful as well.


  26. MicheleStitches says:

    Loving the neckline detail as well as the lovely swing to this cardigan. Maybe this one will be next for me after I finish my Catboat! πŸ˜€

    • MicheleStitches says:

      Oops! And I forgot to mention that I discovered your newest design thanks to Mel over at “Single-handed Knits.”

  27. Rolene says:

    I love the drape of the cardigan. Beautiful!

  28. Stephanie Gordon says:

    Mel of Single Handed Knits sent us over to your blog! I have long admired your designs on Ravelry and am so happy to see this new cardigan! It is perfect in every way! It really is beautiful and is so wearable! I love the color your model is wearing, too! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Rav)

  29. yodafatkitty says:

    Yep, this went in the queue!
    So very pretty and looks very comfy to wear.

  30. Kelly-Ann says:

    Oh my, love this cardigan. I have a bunch of Peruvian Quick that I have in the stash. This is the only pattern that I have found suitable for the yarn! So glad Mel pointed me over here :)

  31. KnitterKitter says:

    Saw this when Mel of Single Handed Knits mentioned it :)

    I love, love, love everything about this. The detail and texture on the collar and the cuffs, the drape, and the construction. I am definitely adding this one to my queue on Rav!

  32. Lorain says:

    I love your easy peasy pattern

  33. Deb says:

    I love this cardigan! The fact that it is knit from Aran wight sounds like it would work up quickly too.