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Bobble Edge Cardigan Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Bobble Edge Cardigan Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Chunky / Bulky

  • designer


    Sian Brown

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 9 / 5.5mm, 6.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Bobbles, knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Try a new stitch effect with Siân Brown’s bobble cardigan knitting pattern.

This cardigan may be subtle in colour but it makes a real statement with its brilliant bobble border. There are lots of ways of making bobbles in knitting so familiarise yourself with this particular method by reading the Special Abbreviation section included in your pack carefully and giving it a try when you knit your tension square. There’s a fair amount of ease which gives this cardi a lovely loose style.

What do I need?

Yarn: Stylecraft Softie, shade 3986 Peony, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) 100g balls
Needles: 5.5mm, 6.5mm
Buttons: six
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle


Dress size (approx): 8-10 (12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26)
To fit chest (cm): 82-86 (92-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127)
Actual chest (cm): 98 (110, 121, 132, 144)
Length to back neck (cm): 47 (49, 51, 53, 55)
Sleeve length: 46cm

Top knit tips

This is similar to a regular cast off but rather than knitting every stitch and passing the stitches over, you will be continuing your rib pattern. If you are quite a tight knitter, try going up a needle size for your cast-off row to ensure the edge stays stretchy.

Decreasing two stitches in from the edge makes it easier to sew your seams and gives a pro finish on your raglans!

Meet the designer

Siân Brown is a designer for magazines, yarn companies and publishers. She completed a fashion and textiles degree before starting a successful career in knitwear, which included her becoming a visiting lecturer at London College of Fashion. If you enjoyed making this pattern, then why not make this heart lace top? Visit this page to see more designs from Siân.

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Techniques: Bobbles, knit, Purl

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