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Stay warm with this 1940s Charlotte Fair Isle Cardigan that can be worn over a blouse, or as a twin set with the matching Charlotte Jersey (knitting pattern sold separately). The original model was knitted in a natural shade with the Fair Isle pattern in  red, green, yellow and blue.  Knit this stunning cardigan in colours that reflect your vintage style.




Bust: 34 and 43 inch bust 



Original yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

8 oz. of Patons Beehive Fingering 3-ply in natural shade

1⁄2 oz. (or oddments) of the following colours: red, green, yellow and blue


For 34 inch bust

No. 11 knitting needles  (3.00 mm)

No.13 knitting needles (2.25 mm)


For 43 inch bust

No 8 knitting needles (4.00 mm)

No. 10 knitting needles (3.25 mm)



Worked at a tension of  7 stitches to the inch in width on the stocking stitch.


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern. Select the yarn type 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 Charlotte Fair Isle Cardigan

SKU: 40-CAR-LON-BES-1721
  • 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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