Knitting Preview: September 7, 2019 issue

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We have a stylish cabled cardigan for you in this week’s knitting preview, chosen to take you through the changing seasons.

It can be made in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins).

It is designed to fit quite snugly, so if you prefer a looser fit, consider going up a size.

We’ve worked this in a fashion yarn, Rico Design Fashion Cotton Light & Long, a chainette yarn with a high percentage of cotton, which makes it very comfortable to wear.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

The shade is Purple Mix (004), which creates a lovely graduating colour.

It’s great value, and you can make the first size for under £25. The yarn is widely available, or you can order it online at

Finding the perfect buttons to complement a cardigan can be difficult, but we do think ours are a great choice.

If you like them, they came from, who have an amazing range of fastenings.

Looking for more than just a knitting preview? Click here to take a look at our fantastic Craft content.

You can also click here for information on the Love Darg 2019 campaign for Cats Protection, including some great new patterns!


Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!