Knit A Cardigan Preview: October 1, 2022

Model with brown hair in front of walled door wearing knitted cardigan

We have a lovely 4-ply cardigan for you this week.

Difficulty: Intermediate

How To Knit A Cardigan

By popular demand, we are bringing you another 4-ply cardigan with raglan shaping.

This cardigan is worked in King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply, a soft pure new wool that is lovely to wear. We have opted for the shade Rose Gold (3299).

The yarn is available from stockists nationwide but if you have difficulty obtaining it, call 01756 703670 or e-mail

Close up of cardigan sleeve knitted pattern

Photography by Eddie Phillips, Lighthouse Photography.

The cardigan comes in five sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (20/32 ins) to 117/122 (46/48 ins).

Actual size is around 19/14 cm (7½/5½ ins) bigger, giving you a comfortable fit.

You work the back in stocking-stitch throughout and the fronts both feature a lace panel worked over 16 stitches and featuring the usual eyelet and cable stitches. Repeat the pattern up the sleeves, too.

For this reason, we have graded our cardigan as an intermediate knit.

Finally, to finish off your cardigan you will need six buttons. A good choice of this accessory can make all the different to your look, and we chose our buttons from who have a huge selection.

Close up of knitted cardigan pattern and buttons

Photography by Eddie Phillips, Lighthouse Photography.

This cardigan is the perfect way to add a warm layer without too much bulk, perfect for cooler days.

Send in yours!

The People’s Friend team want to see your creations. Send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Cover of The People's Friend OCtober 1st issue illustrated with Glencoe

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for how to knit a cardigan in our October 1, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! 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!