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Alaska cardigan

from Jo Storie Hand Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Alaska cardigan
Alaska cardigan
Alaska cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You'll need to be able to follow symbols charts and work in double moss and cable stitch patterns.

Pattern Description:

Aran cable cardigan

"This cardigan is knitted in one piece and is cleverly seamed to form the innovative shape. With double moss stitch as the ground, a large interlocking cable twists up both fronts and across the shoulders in a distinctive edge to edge cardigan. Wear it on its own or with your favourite leather belt." - Jo Storie

Knitted measurements approx:
Size 1 48cm (19in)
Size 2 56cm (22in)
Size 3 62cm (24.5in)

Size 1 172cm (67in)
Size 2 191cm (75in)
Size 3 210cm (82in)

Ability: Intermediate

Yarn shade:
Light grey

Yardage per size (approx):
Size 1 - 1020m (1115yds)
Size 2 - 1295m (1415yds)
Size 3 - 1420m (1550yds)


16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10cm) in double moss stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: Size 1 81-86cm (32-34in); Size 2 91.5-96.5cm (36-38in); Size 3 101.5-106.5cm (40-42in)


  • You'll need approximately 1115 - 1550 yards (1020 - 1417 m) of aran weight yarn - we've used Cornish Organic Wool/ Alpaca 'Peruk'. The shade shown in the photos is is Light Grey.

You Will Also Need:

  • one pair each of 4.5mm (US 7) and 5mm (US 8) straight needles
  • a cable needle
  • a tapestry needle for sewing up
  • row counter and stitch markers.

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I've been involved in knitting for many years, having graduated with a first class degree in knitted textiles from the Scottish College of Textiles.

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