Not Quite Joan... Cardigan

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Not Quite Joan... Cardigan Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increase / decrease
  • buttonholes
  • single crochet
  • cables

Pattern Description:

This fitted cardigan with high?relief cables was inspired by a sweater from the 1940s. The vintage piece, complete with shoulder pads, could have adorned Joan Crawford or any of her film rivals. The updated look is worked in a hand?painted alpaca/wool blend and accented with asymmetric buttons.


20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 36 (38, 40, 42)" bust; 24 (241/2, 251/2, 261/2)" length


  • cable needle
  • crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • buttons
  • grosgrain ribbon to reinforce front edges (optional)

Suggested yarn:

1550 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Lana D'Oro Paints


Shown in color # 9923

About Designer

About Designer

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Aunt Frances (my grandmother's sister) taught me to knit when I was 5 years old. I've been knitting ever since. I challenged myself a few years ago by venturing into designing & writing patterns. Be careful what you wish for - you might just get it. My first book, Bargello Knits, is scheduled for release in February 2013 through Cooperative Press (

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