Loop - Mabel's Sister Cardigan Pattern
Mabel’s Sister is the larger, adult version of the original Mabel cardigan. Like the original, Mabel’s Sister is knit from the top down with increases through the yoke. The body then divides and stitches for the sleeves are placed on hold before continuing to work downwards to the hem . Finally, the sleeves are completed in the round from the top down.
Designed by Fiona Alice for Loop
The kits which will be available for you and will include all the beautiful hand-dyed yarn you need to knit your preferred size and the printed pattern, along with a special large Loop cotton bag , designed exclusively for us for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
There is a great video tutorial on our blog at LoopKnitLounge.com on how to do the stitch used in the yoke and details in this beautiful pattern.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished bust circumference:
101.5 (112, 123, 133.5, 143.5, 154.5)cm / 40 (44, 48˝, 52˝, 56˝, 60ľ)in – to be wornwith 20.5-35.5cm / 8-14in positive ease. Model wears size 3 with approximately 35.5cm / 14in positive ease
YARNViola Organic Merino DK (DK weight; 100% organicmerino wool; 225m / 246yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Garden Ghost; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Magnolia; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins OR
Eden Cottage Bowland DK (DK weight; 100% superwashBluefaced Leicester wool; 224m / 245yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Stone Chat; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Charcoal; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
TENSION21 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over Stocking Stitch on 4mm needles after blocking
20 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over Garter Stitch on 4mm needles after blocking.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, 80cm (32in) length for body AND needles suitable for working small
circumferences in the round for sleeves
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
4 locking stitch markers
3 x 18mm / 3/4 in buttons (Buttons used in the Viola version are vintage buttons. The ones used in the Eden Cottage version are our Shiny Shell buttons shown in the colour 'Muted Pink')
Please note that this is a printed pattern and will be posted to you.