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Named Clothing Esme Maxi Cardigan

Straight-cut, oversized and loose-fitting cardigan

Once purchased, this item will be sent as a download in email.  If you create an account it will also be available under 'My Account', in the 'Pattern PDF Downloads' section.

Unfortunately there is no copy print with this pattern.

Skill Level: Simple


  • Straight-cut, oversized and loose-fitting cardigan
  • Below the knee length
  • Dropped shoulders
  • In-seam pockets at front
  • A band on the front edges and neckline
  • Fastening with five buttons
  • Cuffed sleeves, creating a rolled-up effect


  • Select a medium-weight or heavy knit fabric with low or medium stretch (5 – 15%), e.g. boiled wool, bouclé knit or cable knit. The sample is made up in a heavy wool blend (Eurokangas). Select a medium weight jersey for the pocket bags.


  • Fabric: 185 – 340 cm / 2 – 3¾ yd
  • Pocket bag fabric: 25 cm / ¼ yd
  • Fusible knit interfacing: 165 cm / 2 yd
  • 5 buttons (diameter approx. 2.5 cm / 1”)
  • Clear elastic: approx. 50 cm / 20”

Note that for patterned or napped fabrics the fabric requirement may be higher.

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