Thursday 30 January 2014

Edith - Cardigan Pattern

Wow, it's amazing how much work has to be done before a pattern can be published.  But today I've sat down and got on with it and so here it is - another cardigan!

I've called this one Edith - because I started it whilst watching the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey!
It is a  loose fitting  cardigan with a decorative Fair Isle border around the body. Knitted in 4 ply weight yarn.  The cardigan is knitted in one piece up to the armholes, and then knitted back and forth. The shoulders are formed by short row shaping and a three needle bind off. The sleeves are knitted flat and seamed to fit.

It is such a comfortable cardigan to wear because it is loose fitting.  I used my lovely Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight wool that I got as a Christmas present and I am really happy with the look and feel of it.  I'm especially pleased with the colour of the yarn.  The pink is lovely and tweedy - just how I like my wool to be.  I always worry about ordering yarn online when you can't see the colour, many websites are not very good at getting a close match to the real thing.  However, Jamieson & Smiths website is spot on.    

Unfortunately I do not have any photos of me wearing the cardigan, due to a lack of photographers.  I'll try and remedy that over the weekend.  
The PDF for the pattern can be downloaded for free, here.  More details of the pattern can be found on Ravelry, here.


  1. Hi Janet, I love your cardigan - the colours are really nice - well done! I know what you mean about the finishing phase - it takes a long time - but you've done it so nicely!

    I also want to thank you for putting me on to the Pretty Nostalgic magazine - I'd not heard of it before and it looks lovely! a bit expensive delivered here to France (£12) - but having had a look at it on Youtube it seems like a book - my way of justifying the price lol!!

    I am originally from Liverpool - my Mum still lives there!!

    Have a great day!
    Kathy FRANCE

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for your message. Yes, you are right, Pretty Nostalgic magazine is more of a book and is so beautifully put together. It is definitely worth it.

  2. This cardigan is so beautiful, I would so wear this x

    1. Thank you. I am so happy with the cardigan. I'm sure I'll be wearing it a lot.


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