Deborah's Biking Cardigan by Deborah Newton
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Deborah's Biking Cardigan

January 1998
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1210 - 1650 yards (1106 - 1509 m)
S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Designed by Deborah Newton for Classic Elite in 1988, this classic drop shoulder Cardigan with Guernsey like knit/purl patterning was originally knit in Cambridge Cotton/Wool. Song Wool/Cotton is an excellent substitute. We’ve altered the pattern to knit the body in one piece to the underarm and worked the sleeve from the body down to the cuff. We’ve added additional sizes to ensure a fit just right for all.

Noted author and designer Deborah Newton has been one of the most prolific hand knitting designers for decades! Her library of designs is beyond extensive and like Deborah’s Biking Cardigan, her classic designs look as current today as they did way back when.

Skill Level

S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Shown in size M

Finished Measurements
Bust: 37¼ (39½, 42, 46¾, 51½, 56½)“, with 1” front bands buttoned.
Length: 23¾ (24¾, 25, 25¾, 26¼, 27)”

Song by Classic Elite Yarns
(50% cotton, 50% wool; 50 g = approx 110 yards)
11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls 2557 Sky

Circular knitting needle (32” or longer) in size US 6 (4 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Knitting needles in one size smaller.

Other Materials
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Five ⅞“ buttons

20 sts and 27 = 4” in Pattern Stitch, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

The original pattern is available on