Heron Cardigan

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Heron Cardigan Pattern


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Knitting: Heron Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • basic lace stitches (e,g. yo, ssk, k2tog)
  • cable stitches C4F and C4B
  • how to knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Heron is classic cabled cardigan in luxury yarn, featuring a longer length style and chunky garter stitch edgings to keep you cosy. This cardigan is worked top down with raglan sleeves. Charts and written instructions are given for cabled sections. Stitches round the front edges and neck are picked up and worked in garter stitch to make the front band, and hook and eye fastenings give a clean and simple look.


Gauge: 18 sts and 30 rows = 4" in stocking stitch before blocking (17 sts and 28 rows after blocking).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit bust 32" (34", 36", 38", 40", 42" 44"). Measurements: Length neckline to hem = 231/2" (24", 241/2", 25", 251/2", 26", 261/2"). Around sleeve = 12" (13", 14", 15", 16", 17", 18") Across back (armpit to armpit) = 16" (17", 18", 19", 20" 21", 22"). Sleeve length: 14" (14", 14", 15", 15", 16", 16")


  • Yarn: Shilasdair Luxury DK 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins at 349m per skein. Total metres of yarn = 930 (1020, 1100, 1260, 1340, 1530, 1620). Needles: One 4.5mm / US 7 80cm circular needle; four 4.5mm / US 7 double pointed needles or one 4.5mm / US 7 40cm circular needle.

You Will Also Need:

  • 4.5mm/US 8 cable needle, 10 stitch markers, two 30" lengths of scrap yarn and three hook and eye catches.

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a knitting and spinning obsessive. Too stubborn to follow a knitting pattern so started making up my own! I'm a total maths geek too (hence the shop name, it's a reference to Fermat's Little Theorem). Finished my PhD in Algebraic Geometry in the summer and now I'm training to be a maths teacher in beautiful Edinburgh. The dream is to one day own my own wool shop or rare breed sheep farm, ...

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