Coal Creek Trail - c. 2016


Coal Creek Trail is an elegant yet comfortable top-down cardigan that may be worn open or closed with a shawl pin. The name, Coal Creek Trail, was inspired by the color of the yarn (Plomo by Malabrigo Yarn) as well as the leafy lace pattern along the collar. I can easily imagine wrapping myself up in this cozy cardigan on a cool spring stroll along Coal Creek Trail.

You begin your knitting with the provisional cast on at the center back of the collar. Then you will work the collar in two sections to back shoulder width. Thereafter, you will pick up stitches for the fronts, sleeves, and back sections along a vertical edge of the collar. Continuing on down, you will work the yoke and lace simultaneously. The sleeves are worked as “simultaneous set-in sleeves” as described by Barbara Walker.

This pattern includes instructions for optional front pockets, which are large enough to hold your cell phone. This pattern has been written so that it can be easily modified to fit your individual preferences for both length and width.


Coal Creek Trail is available in English and German.


Actual Bust Measurement:
S1 (S2, M1, M2, L1)(L2, XL1, XL2, XXL1) cm
Actual Bust Measurement:
30” (32”, 34”, 36”, 38”)(40", 42”, 44", 46") / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5)(101.5, 107, 112, 117) cm


Finished Bust Circumference (including 3" (7.5 cm) ease):
33" (35", 37", 39", 41")(43", 45", 47", 49") / 84 (89, 94, 99, 104)(109, 114.5, 119.5, 124.5) cm

Finished Armhole Depth:
8.25" (8.5", 8.75", 9", 9.25")(9.5", 9.75", 10", 10.25") / 21 (21.5, 22, 23, 25.5)(24, 25, 25.5, 26) cm


There are approximately 3 inches (7.55 cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement as stated in the pattern. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Coal Creek Trail" to fit.


20 stitches x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch.


Intermediate: This pattern is knit from the top-down, beginning with the collar. You can either use a provisional cast on or Judy's magic cast on to begin your work. The yoke is worked utilizing Barbara Walker's "Simultaneous Set-in Sleeves". You must know how to pick up stitches from a finished edge along the vertical edge of the collar and at the underarms when working the sleeves.


US Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body, sleeves and lace lining; Smaller circular needle needed to pick up pocket lining stitches.
Tapestry needle


Arroyo by Malabrigo yarns 335 yards / 306 meters per 100 g skein.
Yardage varies depending on the yarn you decide to use.
1250 (1300, 1350, 1400, 1450)(1500, 1550, 1600, 1700) yards /
1150 (1200, 1250, 1300, 1350)(1400, 1450, 1500, 1550) meters

Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.


Scrap yarn
Stitch Markers in several different colors

Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.