Nell Pattern


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Nell Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, cast on, bind off, lace, cables.

Pattern Description:

Knitted in sumptuously, soft and snuggly cotton, Nell is the perfect little cardi to wear over a pretty Summer dress.
Worked from the bottom-up, Nell starts with a dramatic lace border, topped in an eyelet row through which to thread a lightweight ribbon to tie into a bow at the front. The body continues in garter stitch to show off the yarn's texture and is framed by cables and dropped stitches from the centre front to all around the neck. The elbow-length sleeves have the same lacy boder and ribbon trim to complement the body.


16 stitches x 30 rows = 4"/10cm worked in Garter Stitch using US 8 / 5mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 30 1/2 (35 1/2, 40 1/2, 45 1/2, 50 1/2, 55 1/2, 60 1/2)" / 77.5 (90, 103, 115.5, 128, 141, 154) cm. Allow 3" - 4" / 8 - 10cm of positive ease.


  • Yarn Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Organic Cotton (100% Cotton), 100g/3.53oz, 150yds/137m. 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) Skeins of 615 Tulip. Or yarn that knits to specified gauge. Needles 1 24"/60cm or longer US 8/5mm circular needle OR 1 pair US 8/5mm knitting needles AND 1 set of US 8/5mm double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • 111 (116, 123, 129, 137, 145, 153)" / 282 (295, 312, 328, 348, 368, 389) cm of 5/8" / 16mm wide Organza Ribbon 8 Stitch Markers 4 Stitch Holders Cable Needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Heather Dixon is a Fashion Designer with a flaming hot passion for knitwear!
With a love to create wearable garments to make you feel special.
All patterns are fun to knit and will reward you with beautiful finished garments.
Spread the AoK love - knit yourself something fabulous!

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