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Short cardigan "Elise"


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases Some experience in working with multiple colours GAUGE 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) SUGGESTED YARN 1500 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN DROPS COLORWAY 4 skeins #15, 2 skeins #31, each 1 skein of #18, 11, 28 and 09 (for small size)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Any yarn that obtains to gauge
  • 3 buttons (18 mm)
  • US 3 and 4 (3 and 3,5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge

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As I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and create the corresponding patterns. And that's what I do today most of the time. In the meantime I published two German knitting books and work as an online trainer for knitting courses. My patterns are available in English and German, and I offer them on many websites and in my own online shop at