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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which ...

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Lisa Suzanne

from Knitting Traditions
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lisa Suzanne
Lisa Suzanne Front View
Lisa Suzanne Back of sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit cables
  • Read charts
  • Sew seams
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Knitted flat from the top down, this Aran Cardigan features deeply sculptured cables, saddle shoulders, and square armholes. The cabled
buttonhole-band includes lovely buttonholes. The neckband, cuffs, and bottom skirt feature snake cables as well. Most wrong side rows are worked by knitting the knits and purling the purls. All the motifs in this design are two stitch wide cables. Be sure to view my blog post on sewing buttons on knitted fabric for a professional finish! Charts, photographs, and schematic are included.

I designed this pattern in loving memory of my sister Lisa Suzanne.


20 sts/ 26 rows = 4 inches/ 10 cm over Chart G patt with larger needle.
24-st Chart D Cable = 3.5 inches/ 9 cm wide with larger needle.
24 sts/ 26 rows = 3.5 inches/ 9 cm over Chart I, P2 Rib with larger needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest Measurement (buttoned): 37.75 (41.75, 45.75, 49.75, 53.75) inches/ 95.5 (105, 116, 126, 136) cm
  • Length: 24 (24, 24, 29, 29) inches/ 61 (61, 61, 73.5, 73.5) cm


  • Black Water Abbey worsted weight wool yarn (220 yards/100g): 7 (8, 10, 11, 13) skeins
  • 3.75 mm (US 5) 24-inch/60 cm circular needle for cuffs, neckband and buttonbands
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) double-pointed and 24-inch/60 cm or 32-inch/80 cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, sticky notes or magnet board to keep your place on the chart, tapestry needle
  • 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) buttons, 5/8 inch /1.5cm diameter
  • sewing needle, thread
  • Optional: see-through plastic buttons for the wrong side (see blog post)

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Water Abbey Worsted Weight



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