Sweater Patterns for Chilly Days

It feels like forever since I have had a chance to do any blogging.
Nick and I have finally moved into our new home! After a long wait for all of the necessary pieces to fall into place we closed on our Coop unit and moved in the day after New Year’s!
Although we are working to get things unpacked there is an extensive amount of painting to do and repairs to accomplish so it may be a while before I have time for needle projects again. In the meantime I have some new vintage patterns to moon over.
I found The Woman’s Day Book of Knitted Sweaters at a thrift shop a few months ago. First published in 1970 and updated every year, this collection has plenty of patterns for sassy, glittering, acrylic, disco era items but there are more than a few classics and some really interesting lady-like blouse patterns that pique my attention.
This week I thought I would focus on a few of the patterns for classic cardigans in tweedy, cozy-looking wool yarns since the bitter cold of January is at full force around here. The double breasted man’s cardigan is calling my name…
This sweater is so lovely and simple. The perfect fall staple.
I love the chunky, super warm look of this marled jacket! Knit with four strands of yarn at once, this would knit up sooo fast! I would knit this in lighter colors for those chilly, early days of Spring.
The pattern includes the vest and beret pictured on the model; in case you are into the full, three-piece matching set look!

My favorite! I am a sucker for a double breasted cardigan and especially one as grandpa-tastic and this one! I think I would add a slim cable on the outer edges of the moss stitch panel just to bring a little more attention to the design.

If you knit any of these awesome sweaters don’t forget to snap a picture and tag @lakesideneedleworks or add #lakesideneedleworks to your post on Instagram!
Looking forward to seeing these cozy cardigans come to life!


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