Lady Cardigan Knitting Pattern
The Lady Cardigan is inspired by 1920’s knitwear and exudes effortless elegance. Knitted on 5 mm needles, it grows quickly and the end result has a fantastic feel and drape. The body of the cardigan is knitted in one piece, hence eliminating the need for side seams. Sleeves are set in and collar is picked up to finish.
An easy garment to dress up or dress down and one that will be worn with pride throughout the colder months. With its fairly basic shape, the Lady cardigan is a great project for the confident knitter looking to start doing colour work.
Photographed in the colour Alpaca Champagne as colour A (main colour) and Alpaca Rain as colour B.
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: Intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (colour A: 5 colour B: 4 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (colour A: 5 colour B: 4 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (colour A: 6 colour B: 4 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (colour A: 6 colour B: 4 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (colour A: 7 colour B: 5 balls of yarn)
All sizes are included in the pattern.
Knitted on 5mm straight needles (although circular needles are recommended due to the number of stitches)
(needles not included)
Tension: 18 sts and 24 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 5mm needles.