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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Diamondback Cardigan

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Diamondback Cardigan
Diamondback Cardigan
Diamondback Cardigan
Diamondback Cardigan
Diamondback Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Picking up stitches along an edge
  • Casting on in the middle of a row
  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

This clever cardigan employs an unusual construction; the log cabin “diamond” is worked first, then stitches are picked up along the sides of the diamond to work either front. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and collar, which are worked in the round, making this an entirely seamless undertaking!

It is very easy to adjust the pattern for larger sizes, and tips for achieving a perfect fit when upsizing are included. The 4-page PDF also includes a handy chart to reference while working the log cabin, making this a great introduction to log cabin knitting!


20 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 34 inch bust
  • Medium 36 inch bust
  • Large 38 inch bust


  • Knit Picks City Tweed HW (55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Donegal Tweed; 164 yards per 100 gram ball); 3 (3, 4) balls Tabby (MC); 2 (2, 3) balls Dungarees (CC)
  • US 7/4.5mm straight needles
  • US 7/4.5mm double pointed needles – set of 5
  • US 7/4.5mm 40 inch circular needle
  • Stitch Holder
  • Blunt Needle
  • Scissors