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Arabesque Cardigan, Sizes 30 - 40'

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Arabesque Cardigan, Sizes 30 - 40'
Arabesque Cardigan, Sizes 30 - 40' front
Arabesque Cardigan, Sizes 30 - 40' back
Arabesque Cardigan, Sizes 30 - 40' wrist detail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increase, decrease, cable and do yarn overs

Pattern Description:

The Arabesque Cardigan is a top-down fitted raglan with a peplum. It is knit in one piece including the garter stitch button bands. Eyelets are emphaszing the raglan increases. The back and the wrists are adorned with intricate twisted stitch cabling motifs. The inspiration for these motifs have been the lovely decors of the Aleppo Room in the Pergamon Museum here in Berlin. So now you know where the name comes from.


22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0(32,34,36,38,40) for 76(81,86,91,96,101) cm / 30(32,34,36,38,40) bust circumference; approx. 4cm/1.5 positive ease. The pattern is written out separately for each size.


  • Needles: 3mm (US# 2.5) circular needles 60cm/24" or longer
  • Yarn: approx. 5(5,5,6,6,6) skeins of Karen Noe Design Shetland Wool (light fingering/3ply, 100% wool, 215m/235y per 50g skein)

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: 1 cable needle, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, 6 stitch markers, 4 of one kind (to mark raglan increases) and 2 of another kind (to mark back pattern), 8 small (approx. 1cm/0.375" diameter) buttons, tapestry needle to weave in ends, sewing needle and thread to sew on buttons.

Suggested yarn:

1600 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Karen Noe Designs/Shetland Wool


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I learned knitting, crochet and sewing from my mum when I was young. I kept on going from there and soon invented my own projects. From making up my own patterns to writing them down and grading them ...

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