Sorcha girls cable cardigan - knitting pattern

This simple cardigan features a cable along each front border, and also in the centre of the sleeves. The back is plain stocking stich, so this is a pattern for those who want to make a cardigan which doesn’t take long to knit, but which still has some pretty detail. It doesn’t have to be just for girls either, just change the buttonholes to the other side and make it in a neutral colour for the little lad in your life. Sorcha (pronounced “Sore-sha”) means bright, or radiant. The actual garment measures 23 or 25 inches around at the chest. There are five pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Worsted sport yarn was used for the pictured garment, you don't need to use the yarn specified as long as you make sure that you check the gauge. The garment is knit flat, so only straight needles are required. This pattern would be suitable for most knitters, as it is essentially stocking stitch with some minimal cable work.


  • PDF knitting pattern with photographs
  • Written pattern (no chart)
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
  • Suitable for most knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Red Heart Comfort Sport, 100% acrylic, comes in a ball that is 12.35oz (350g), 1144yds (1050m) – you will use approximately 6.5 oz for each size. * Note: instead of varying the stitch numbers as usual, you will use a different size needle to achieve a different size. For the smaller size: 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) and 3.00mm (UK 11, US 2); and for the larger size: 4mm (UK 8 , US 6) and 3.25 (UK 10, US 3). * Cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing up * 4 buttons

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Christina Drummond

I learned to knit as a child living in both Ireland and England. I love the intricate work of aran garments, but it was only when my first grandchild came along that I began to design for babies and children - for her first child my daughter had wanted a tiny sweater with a particular aran stitch on the front, I couldn't find a pattern so decided to make one up!

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