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Transport yourself back to the 1940s with this charming Sweetheart Cardigan knitting pattern. This vintage classic features a cozy shawl collar, a front button closure, and elegant ribbing at the wrist and waist for that perfect fit. The Fair Isle heart pattern with delightful stripes, originally knitted in shades of green and red on a natural background, adds a touch of nostalgia to your wardrobe. Knit your way to timeless style with this vintage beauty!



Bust: to suit 32 to 34 inch bust
Length from lower edge to top of shoulder:  20 inches
Length of sleeve from underarm:  18 inches


Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

4 oz green, 3 oz natural, 2 oz red Patons Fair Isle Fingering

No. 9 Needles (3.75 mm)

No. 11 Needles (3.00mm)

8 Buttons 



7 1⁄2  stitches to 1 inch


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 Sweetheart 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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