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Virtual Knit-along April-May Monday's: Sarah Cardigan

Led by Jody James

  • Intermediate





Sarah is a perfect in-between seasons jacket - just right for cool days in lieu of a coat. The half-fisherman rib is not quite as condensed as full fisherman rib, resulting in a lofty, slightly puffy fabric. Dramatic angled, drop-shoulders and oversized pockets make Sarah fun to knit and even more fun to wear! This pattern uses a modified Cocoknits Method, with the shoulder join dropped to the back. The sleeves, however, are picked up and knitted down from the armhole opening rather than as a seamless yoke. Although this pattern features the signature Cocoknits English tailoring with the front/back join pushed to the back, Sarah does not require the Cocoknits Worksheet. This is an intermediate level knit project. Please see the required skills listed below.

Every month we like to start a new knit-along project at Cattywampus. These are fun, casual gatherings with the support of our resident knit pro Jody James and a gaggle of fellow knitters. It's a chance to enjoy knitting a common project along with others. It's not really a class, so you should have the required knit skills already. If you want to knit along with us, but need extra help, then please contact us to schedule a private lesson (in person or virtually). All are welcome here and questions are encouraged. Our official knit-along meetups for this project are on Monday afternoons 3-5 pm, but you are welcome to knit anytime and at your own pace. Our gatherings are virtual so that we can be together wherever we are!

We make our knit-alongs free for anyone to join, and we greatly appreciate your support by buying your materials from us. Thank you!


Skill Level

  • Intermediate
    Our virtual knit-alongs are not classes. Instruction will not be provided. If you need help with any part of the project, please contact us to arrange a private lesson or attend a group Stitch Assist on Sunday 2-4 pm.

Skills Required

  • HFR (half fisherman rib)
  • K1B (knit 1 below)
  • KF & B (knit front and back)
  • KTBL (knit through back loop)
  • KLL - B&F (knit through the left loop front and back)
  • KRL - B&F (knit through the right loop front and back)
  • MD (mitered decrease)

Materials Required


  • Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
  • Finished Measurements:
    Finished Bust (closed): 51 (55, 58.75, 62.75, 65, 71) inches, after blocking
    Finished Length: 22 (23.5, 25, 26.5, 28, 30) inches, after blocking


  • 14 sts and 33 rows / rnds in 4-inch square over Half Fisherman Rib (HFR) and US 6 / 4 mm needle.
  • NOTE: It is important that you knit and wet-block your swatch because the Half Fisherman Rib fabric can change drastically when blocked. You will knit to your blocked gauge, which may differ from your un-blocked gauge.


1400 (1550, 1650, 1800, 1950, 2050) yards of dk weight yarn

Recommended Yarns:

  • 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins Seacliff Worsted Rambouillet wool yarn by Sea Change Fibers
    This light-worsted, bouncy wool is perfect for this pattern and what we are using in our shop sample. These skeins tend to have a bit more than the 220 yards noted on their tags, so we've based the number of required skeins on our experience.
  • 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Stra linen-merino yarn by Woolfolk
    If you're looking for a lightweight knit to wear through the summer, Stra yarn is fantastic! The blend of linen with super soft merino keeps things cool and adds a rustic quality that looks chic. We love this yarn.


  • US 6 / 4 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 40-inches or longer
  • US 5 / 3.75 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 32-inches to work magic loop on sleeves, or dpns
  • US 0–2 / 2–2.25 mm circular or long double point needles for Jeny’s stretchy BO and picking up stitches



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