Noomi Cardigan knitting pattern

Noomi Cardigan knitting pattern


Knit your own Noomi cardigan!

A pdf pattern to download with full charts and instructions for sizes: 1 year, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years & 8 years old.

This colourful cardigan has become one of my most popular made-to-order designs, and I have now adapted it for hand knitters, owing to high demand! The red-and-white body, worked in a traditional fair isle motif, is knitted in 3 pieces (body and 2 sleeves) from the bottom up. They are then joined together to work the colourful yoke in one piece, gradually decreasing to shape the shoulders. As only 2 colours are used per row, this fair isle project is less complicated than some. The cardigan is knitted flat throughout, so you need to be comfortable working in fair isle on the knit side and the purl side. However, it is possible to knit it in the round, using a steek. Sewing-up is minimal, with seams on the arms only, and then just a few stitches to be grafted under the arms. Short rows are used for shaping the back neck. I have used accents of bright yellow mimosa and neon orange to give this cardigan a truly modern look, but you can try out your own colour variations. This is a great design for using up your leftover colours from past projects.

Yarn needed:

The pattern sample was made using the same lambswool I use to make my made-to-order sweaters which is 2 strands held together of Z. Hinchcliffe & Sons Lambswool Yarn, (2/17; 2-ply; 100% wool) in Ecru (MC) and Tartan Scarlet (CC) - Available at Uppingham Yarns (

However, you can use any superfine (1) or fingering-weight yarn that knits to 30 stitches in 10 cm on 2.25-2.75 mm (US 1-2, UK 13-12) needles.

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