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Cadgwith Cardigan

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I am inspired by the traditional Cornish Guernsey jumpers worn by the fisherman around the Cornish coast. Depending on where they worked was shown through the stitch pattern used in their knitwear. The pattern in this cardigan is called The Lizard Lattice. One of the last remaining fishing villages on the Lizard is Cadgwith Cove. It is a beautiful village that tumbles into the sea between high cliffs. The cardigan is knitted top down in one piece with sleeves divided off and knitted in the round, it is short in the body but with instructions to length to suit the wearer. Finished off with optional buttons and an i-cord cast off around the collar the cardigan is a comfort fit with generous balloon sleeves mirroring the pattern from the body.


Working from top down using make one left and right to create the raglan sleeve and front increases. The cardigan is knitted in knit and purl stitches and a fully described i-cord bind off.

Yarn and Notions

Double knit yarn in the below quantities:

Finished bust size (designed with 2.5cm / 1 inch positive ease:

cm: 75 (84, 89, 97, 105) (114, 124, 133, 141)

inches: 29.5 (33, 35, 38, 41)(45, 49, 52, 55.5)

meters: 750 (850, 940, 1055, 1160)(1285, 1440, 1570, 1705)

yards: 820 (930, 1030, 1155, 1270)(1405, 1575, 1720, 1865)

Three 2.5 cm / 1 inch diameter buttons

Needles: 4mm (US 6) 80 cm / 32 “ circular needle

4mm double pointed needles for sleeves (if preferred over magic loop method)

Stitch holder or spare yarn to hold sleeve stitches, four moveable stitch markers

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.

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