Short cardigan "Elise"

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Short cardigan "Elise" Pattern


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Knitting: Short cardigan 'Elise'
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases
  • Some experience in working with multiple colours

Pattern Description:

A colourful short cardigan, knitted in fair isle technique with 6 different colours. If you are experienced in working with multiple colours this cardigan is easy to knit. The pattern repeat consists in only 4 stitches and most of the time you'll have to work with 2 colours at once (with one small exception).

Of course you can adapt length to your own option!

The cardigan shown on photos was knitted with cotton yarn - but for winters it will also look fine in alpaca or merino.


26 sts and 28 rows in 4" (10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • US sizes 6 and 10/12
  • Bust:31"/ 37" (80/94 cm)
  • Length: 17.5"/19" (45/48 cm)
  • Upper arm: 23.5"/24" (60/61 cm)


  • Any yarn that obtains to gauge
  • 3 buttons (18 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • US 3 and 4 (3 and 3,5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1500 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



4 skeins #15, 2 skeins #31, each 1 skein of #18, 11, 28 and 09 (for small size)

About Designer

About Designer

Rita Maassen on

In my everyday life I work as a web and graphic designer. After work (and in nearly every free minute) I fetch my needles and start knitting. One day when my family and friends where completely overwhelmed with knitted items, I decided to offer my self-designed models and the corresponding patterns online. That was a few years ago - and I'm very happy that it succeeded so well.

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