Knit A Cardigan Preview: November 5, 2022

Modeal wearing multicoloured knitted cardigan and blue jeans standing and looking directly at the camera

How To Knit A Cardigan

Difficulty: Intermediate

Close up of knitting pattern of cardigan in multicolours

Photography by Eddie Philips.

This week we’re bringing a splash of colour to your wardrobe as we show you how to knit a cardigan.

We have a beautiful textured cardigan for you, worked in a multi-tonal yarn.

The cardigan comes in eight sizes ranging from 81 cm (32 ins) to 117 cm (46 ins). Actual size is around 11 cm (4 ins) bigger so we would recommend you work your usual size.

The yarn used is the dramatic Rico Design Creative Chic-Unique DK in shade Bubblegum (004). Chic-Unique DK comes in 200-g yarn cakes and the way this yarn is made means that each ball is completely unique.

You can find out more about the yarn, view the range of shades available and order direct from

In addition to the yarn, you will need nine or ten buttons.

We have graded this as an Intermediate design. The lace panel is worked over 13 stitches and 20 rows and is repeated throughout.  There are no difficult stitches but you do need to keep an accurate count.

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The People's Friend 5th November 2022 cover image

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Find the full instructions for how to knit a cardigan in our November 5, 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!