Lillian Cardigan by Anne Kuo Lukito
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Lillian Cardigan

August 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
This pattern is available for download for $7.00.

A new classic! A modern twist on the classic simple cardigan, Lillian is the perfect sweater for almost any weather or outfit. An unique openwork “keyhole cable” to runs along the center back to capture my vision of a garment with clean lines, grace, charm and a little bit of sex appeal. The special cable detail makes this a fun project, and it looks so polished that people will be shocked when they find out you knit it yourself.

The garment body and set-in sleeves are both worked seamlessly, so minimal finishing is required.


  • S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
  • Finished Measurements: Fits Bust Sizes: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)”/ 89 (99, 109.5, 119.5, 130)cm


  • Approximately 985 (1100, 1220, 1350, 1480)yds/ 900.5 (1006, 1115.5, 1234.5, 1353.5)m worsted weight wool yarn or blend with high wool content
  • 1 US 7/ 4.5mm 32”/ 80cm or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/ 40cm or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 set US 7/ 4.5mm double-pointed needles (dpns), optional
  • 1 US 5/ 3.75mm 32”/ 80cm or longer circular needle, or 1-2 sizes smaller than larger needle
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Sewing needle and coordinating sewing thread
  • Snap buttons and decorative button (optional)


18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stitch pattern on larger needles


Cables, Seaming, Sleeve assembly, Picking up stitches


  • Available in 5 different sizes
  • Pattern has been professionally tested and edited
  • Instructions include both US standard and Metric
  • Clear, concise instructions with clear schematics and lots of photographs
  • Pattern file enabled for notations on e-readers