Persistence is Key - c. 2013


Persistence is Key is a warm cardigan that will be the perfect addition to your winter weather wardrobe. The pattern includes instructions for both a zippered and buttoned front, making it versatile for different styles and preferences.
This cardigan is knit from the top-down and has a long ribbed collar that you can zip (or button) up to the top on a breezy day. The yoke is created with increases to form a “contiguous” saddle shoulder. Short rows help to round out the shoulder caps. The button bands or zippered edges are easily picked up from slipped stitches at each front edge.


Persistence is Key is available in English, French, and German.


X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL)

Bust Measurement:
29” (33”, 37”, 41”, 45”, 49”) / 74 (84, 94, 104, 114, 124.5) cm


Finished Bust Circumference (including ease):
32" (36", 40", 44.5", 49", 53") / 81 (91.5, 101.5, 113, 124.5, 134.6) cm

Finished Upper Arm Circumference:
10.75" (11.25", 12", 13.25", 14.75", 17") / 27 (28.5, 30.5, 33.5, 37.5, 43.2) cm

Finished Armhole depth:
7.5" (8", 8,75", 9.75", 10.5", 11") / 19 (20, 22, 24.5, 26.5, 27.9) cm


There is approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) of positive ease worked into the chest circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement above. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Persistence" to fit.


18 stitches x 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 7 (4.50 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch.


Moderate to Advanced (some familiarity with short rows and cable stitches)


US Size 7 (4.5 mm) for body and ribbing
Cable needle
Tapestry needle


Yarn - tosh Vintage, by madelinetosh: approximately 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins @ 200 yards per skein


Stitch Markers in several different colors
Zipper /Buttons

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.