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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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Highclere Cardigan

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • making a yarn over
  • picking up stitches along an edge
  • working in the round
  • basic increasing
  • basic decreasing

Pattern Description:

Worked from the top down, this fitted cardigan features a lovely lace button placket and lacy sleeves. Totally seamless construction and minimal waist shaping mean you'll be done in no time at all! Knit the coordinating tank, Somerleyton, for a classic twinset you'll be wearing for years to come.


23 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Measurements
  • Bust: 32 (34, 36.25, 37.5, 39.5, 43.75, 46)"
  • Length: 22" from shoulder


  • Rowan Wool Cotton (50% Wool, 50% Cotton, 197yd/180m per 13oz/50g ball); Color: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) Balls Butter #488
  • 1 size US 3/3.25mm, 32"/81cm circular knitting needle AND set of 4 DPNs
  • 4 Stitch markers
  • 2 Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • 12, 1/2"/1 cm Shank Buttons
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

1000 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Wool Cotton