Knitting A Cashmere Cardigan Preview: September 3, 2022

Model wearing cashmere cardigan frontal view on soft grey background

We’re bringing a touch of luxury to your life this week and knitting a cashmere cardigan.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Knitting A Cashmere Cardigan: How To

Model wearing cashmere cardigan close up of pattern, side on view

Photography courtesy of Quail Studios.

This is a timeless, ribbed design worked in Rowan Pure Cashmere, a truly beautiful soft yarn that feels great next to the skin.

It comes in a range of shades that includes pale neutrals, blues, greens and bright reds. Our cardigan features Dawn (92).

The cardigan is worked in a ribbed pattern with a deep V neckline. Three buttons complete the look.

Sizes range from 71/76 cm (28/30 ins) to 152/157 cm (60/62 ins). Actual size is around 16/14 cm (5½/6½ ins) bigger so it should give you a comfortable fit.

We have graded this as an intermediate knit. The K2, P2 rib is very straightforward but you do need to keep track of your decreases for the front shaping.

This design came from the book, Mode At Rowan “Pure Cashmere” by Quail Studio, RRP £12.99. It is available online and from good bookshops.

Cover of Mode At Rowan with model wearing cashmere cardigan, view from behind

Photography courtesy of Quail Studios.

If you want a standout garment that will look and feel good, this is the one for you. Look after it properly and it will last for years.

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Cover of The People's Friend September 3 issue

Find the full instructions for knitting a cashmere cardigan in our September 3, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

Plus, for more crafts, visit our Craft section. Or you can subscribe to “The People’s Friend” here, to make sure you’ll never miss another one of our great patterns and projects.

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!