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Transport yourself to the 1940s with this vintage Norwegian Cardigan knitting pattern! Revel in the elegance of bishop sleeves, a fitted waist, and a classic collar. This cardigan is a true masterpiece, knitted in serene blue with charming white spots. The bottom of the sleeves and collar feature the timeless allure of an old Norwegian pattern.  A chart is included to guide you through knitting the borders and spot patterns. Immerse yourself in nostalgia and craft your own vintage-inspired style.


Bust: 40 to 42 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

16 oz 4 Ply Wool in Blue

4 oz 4 Ply Wool in White

No. 13 Needles (2.25 mm)

No. 11 Needles (3.00 mm) 

No. 9 Needles (3.75 mm)

No. 14 Needles (2.00 mm) (set of 5 double pointed)

No. 11 Needles (3.00 mm) (set of 5 double pointed)

7 Silver Buttons



20 stitches and 8 rows in plain knitting with No. 11 Needles is 2 3⁄4 inches in width


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 Norwegian Cardigan

  • 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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