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The Long Weekend Knit Cardigan

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Patons Stitch Style: Long Weekend Knit Cardigan

Lived In Layers, our Fall 2016 fashion lookbook, brought us this lush Long Weekend Knit Cardigan that was perfect for the cooling weather. Now that the temperature is rising again, we wanted to adapt the thigh-length sweater by shortening it to hip- and waist-lengths. Now you can choose your length based on what your closet needs! Knit in Patons Classic Wool Worsted, it is still warm enough to chase away the chill, no matter the length. Get the free patterns here.


The original length of this cardigan landed just above the knee. This is a great length for colder climates and seasons, and the burgundy pairs so beautifully with an all black ensemble and leather boots.

Long Weekend Knit Cardigan, Long


By shortening the cardigan to hip length, changing the color to a light grey, and styling it with some casual nautical stripes and sneakers, it suddenly speaks to spring. Don’t forget the trendy mirrored sunglasses. Can you imagine yourself walking around on a sunny April day in this outfit? I know I can!

Long Weekend Knit Cardigan, Mid-Length


Once again, we take that hemline up and now it lands squarely at the waist. This length is great for a quick cardigan you want to throw on at the office or when there’s a nip in the night air. Sticking with the office theme, we styled this almost dusty blue with a silky shell, printed trousers and some velvet flats. Time to take that boardroom by storm!

Long Weekend Knit Cardigan, Short