Knitting Preview: October 30, 2021 Issue

sweater pattern

We have an easy sweater pattern for you this week.

Our simple garment looks far more complicated than it is.

The self-patterning yarn does all the work creating a Fair-Isle look. Yes, one yarn and no colour changes creates this sweater, which is simple enough for an inexperienced knitter to tackle.

The yarn used is King Cole Fjord DK in shade Molde (4554). You can discover more about the yarn and find your nearest stockist at

sweater pattern

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

Instructions are included for six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins).

Actual size is around 24/19 cm (9½/7½ ins), giving a looser, and more casual, fit.

The sweater is worked in stocking-stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) throughout.

There is some simple shoulder shaping on the front and back and increases on the sleeves.

Being so easy to knit, this sweater should work up quickly.

If you are looking for ideas for Christmas knitting, this is the ideal choice.

You can find this sweater pattern in this week’s issue of “The People’s Friend”, on sale from Wednesday.

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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!