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This charming 1940s Aileen Fair Isle Cardigan was originally knitted in natural wool with shades of red, brown, blue green and yellow. Instructions to knit the  matching 1940s Aileen Fair Isle Jumper are available to purchase separately.




Bust: width all around at underarm 38 inches
Length from lower edge to top of shoulder:  18 1⁄2 inches
Length of sleeve from underarm:  17 1⁄2 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

8 oz Super Shetland Wool  in natural

Oddments in red, brown, blue, green, yellow

No. 9 Needles (3.75 mm)

No. 12 Needles (2.75 mm)

8 Buttons 

Shoulder Pads



7 1⁄2  stitches to 1 inch on the stocking stitch


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern.  Select yarn that is closest to the weight of the original yarn.


When reworking the pattern it is best to knit a tension swatch with your chosen yarn. To get the correct measurements, your tension must be the same as stated in the pattern. 


Happy Knitting!


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1940s Aileen Fair Isle Cardigan

SKU: 40-CAR-LON-BES-1481
  • You are buying a restored, recoloured and reformatted DIGITAL COPY of the original knitting pattern only. It is NOT the original pattern or finished product.  Your PDF will be available to download once payment is confirmed.


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