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laughingstar on craftsy.com
Arlington, Massachusetts

I’ve been knitting since my grandmother taught me the basics when I was a kid - she used to knit baby clothes for the gift shop at the local hospital. Then I learned the rest from books. I knit off ...

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Windermere Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Windermere Cardigan
Windermere Cardigan
Windermere Cardigan
Windermere Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques include yarn overs, decreases, make 1 increases, sloped bind off, and grafting stockinette stitches. Other techniques - tab buttonholes, back neck edging - are fully explained in the pattern.

Pattern Description:

Eyelets, ribbing, and buttons combine to create an elegant cardigan, perfect for afternoon tea or a night at the theatre.

This cardigan is knit in pieces from the bottom up and seamed at the sides and shoulders. Wide ribbing in the body adds subtle shaping. Sleeves are set in and feature buttoned cuffs. Eyelet rib trims the hem and center fronts, and rolled stockinette, with button loop tabs, finishes the edge. Add handmade or purchased buttons for the final touch.


24 stitches/29 rows = 4" in Main Rib, slightly stretched.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: Bust - 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)(44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)". Length - 22.5 (22.5, 23, 23, 24, 24)(24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 25.5, 26, 26)". Intended to be worn with 0-2" ease.


  • U.S. size 6 (4.0mm) straight or circular needles. One U.S. size 6 (4.0mm) double pointed needle (dpn).
  • Stitch markers, stitch holders
  • 1100 (1175, 1260, 1325, 1450, 1525)(1650, 1750, 1900, 1975, 2085, 2175) yards DK weight wool.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1/2" (13mm) buttons - 6 for sleeves and 5 for center front