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Kari-Helene is a Norwegian born knitwear designer with a degree in Fashion Design from Kingston University. She has worked for several publishers, magazines and designers before starting Purl Alpaca ...

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Duchess Cardigan

from Purl Alpaca Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Duchess Cardigan
Duchess Cardigan
Duchess Cardigan
Duchess Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cabling

Pattern Description:

Duchess is a flowing, romantic cardigan with cable detailing at the back and unusual draped front. This creates a soft outline, enhancing the feminine shape. Duchess is a perfect compliment to wear with dresses and skirts in the summer, although she is equally ideal for roll neck jumpers and jeans for the autumn/winter season.

Between 900-1150 yards depending on size


18sts and 24 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29? bust
  • Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33? bust
  • Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37? bust
  • Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102.5cm/41? bust
  • X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44? bust

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Purl Alpaca Fine


Photographed in ivory

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