Featherweight Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Over 20,000 copies of this lightweight, wearable cardi have been sold and many beautiful version knitted. It is knitted from the top down and is simple enough for a first sweater.


  • Suitable for beginners
  • Bestseller
  • Sizes 81.25 - 157.5

Materials you need at home:

  • yarn: 2 (3, 3, 4, 4)[5, 5, 6, 6, 7] skeins Malabrigo Lace (100% Baby Merino Wool; 50g; 470 yds) in Frank Ochre needles

  • 4 mm needles: 32" circular and double-pointed needles

  • Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn to hold sleeve sts, tapestry needle

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Hannah Fettig

Hannah Fettig designs knitting patterns for the modern knitter. Her collections of wearable knitwear include Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures, Knitbot Essentials & Coastal Knits. You can listen to archives of her popular podcast with co-host Pam Allen at knit.fm. She has also developed a popular knitting app called StashBot, available for iOS and soon for Android.

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