Magpie Fairisle Cardigan by Marie Wallin

Magpie Fairisle Cardigan

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Fairisle pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
3249 - 4332 yards (2971 - 3961 m)
S (32-34 in), M (36-38 in), L (40-42 in), XL (44-46 in), XXL (48-50 in)
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’MAGPIE’ is one of two designs I have created using The Little Grey Sheep’s Gotland 4 ply yarn and is one of my first designs not using Rowan yarn! It has been such a pleasure designing with this lovely 4ply yarn as it is beautifully soft and a dream to knit with.
This design is a fitted shape and will equally look good with a tweed skirt or a pair of jeans.
Please note that this design is knitted flat in pieces and therefore you will be knitting fairisle on the wrong side as well as the right side.

I hope you will enjoy knitting and wearing this design.

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The yardage quoted is based on size SMALL.

The colours in The Little Grey Sheep Gotland 4 Ply needed to knit ‘MAGPIE’ are as follows, the actual weight used is in brackets (5% has been added to my usage):


Chocolate Mud Cake - 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 85g)
Try Telling Her That - 2 x 100gm hank (wt - 118g)
Charcoal - 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 82g)
Dragonfly- 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 36g)
My Time Of Life - 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 28g)
Dark Clouds Overhead - 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 95g)
Jealousy Becomes Her - 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 29g)
Christmas Red - 1 x 100gm hank (wt - 41g)