Strawberry Bank Cardigan Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 1(2:2:2:3) 100g hank(s) of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 225m/243yds per 100g).

Metres: 200(280:350:440:580)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Mohair Tweed 2(3:4:4:6) 50g balls or WYS Illustrious Naturals DK 1(2:2:2:3) 100g hank(s).

Needles: One 3.75mm long (at least 60cm) circular needle (this is needed due to the amount of stitches and not to knit in the round) and 4mm.

Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.


To Fit (suggested):
0-1 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 years
Actual Chest Measurement
46 52 59 65 71 cms
18 20½ 23¼ 25½ 27¾ ins
Length (from shoulder)
17 18 21 24 26 cms
7 10¼ ins
Sleeve Length
17 20 24 28 34 cms
11 13¼ ins

My design ideas and advice: This lace crossover cardigan is inspired by my niece, who was about 6 years old when she requested a cardigan to wear for her ballet lessons. With my patterns I always allow for knitters with different row tensions. It is very important to get the stitch tension but we are all different and sometimes while we get stitch tension we might not get row tension and my patterns allow for this discrepancy. However with this one the row tension is very important, if you don’t get the 30 stitch row tension than you may find that the decrease rows *just* fit into the length. If you aren’t getting the 30 rows then I suggest knitting the fronts first and then matching the back to the length of the fronts.
On the neck edging you cast on and pick up the stitches then cast off straight away – the pattren isn’t missing any instructions it really is cast on and pick up the amount of stitches and then cast off! Simples!

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this:  Learn To Knit videos.

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