Knitting Preview: March 28, 2020 Issue

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In this knitting preview, we’re turning heads in a stunning spring cardigan.

Our simple cardigan showcases the variegated yarn, Stylecraft Life Changes DK, perfectly. The shade is Plums (2707) a stunning mix of purple/heather shades.

We have teamed it up with Stylecraft Bellissima DK in Flaming Fuchsia (3978) for the stripes in the sleeves.  To find out more about both yarns and your nearest stockist, visit

Our instructions are for six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 14/9 cm (5½/3½ ins) bigger giving a comfortable fit.

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Photograph by Ally Stuart.

This is a simple design to work, the fronts and back are in st-st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) and the sleeves have a six-row repeat of st-st and a rib row.

Finally, the right choice of button is essential to finish off a garment, so don’t forget to visit where you can see a great selection including the ones we used. You will need eight in all.

We love this cardigan in its heather hues, and we hope you do, too.

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.