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Loop - Mabel's Sister Cardigan Pattern

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Designed by 
Fiona Alice for Loop

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.

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 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 



Viola 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


21 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.


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
locking stitch markers
Tapestry needle,
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.