Hjorki unisex cardigan Knitting Pattern

Hjorki unisex cardigan

Pattern Description

Unisex Fair Isle zipped cardigan with hood, in three sizes. One of the beauties of using Shetland Supreme yarn is that blocking can increase either the width or length. Using bigger knitting needles would also increase the size.

Hjorki cardigan front viewThe cardigan has two front pockets (optional) and a shaped hood and is knitted in undyed Shetland Supreme Jumper weight yarn. The cardigan fastens with an open ended zip and there is one button at the neck (optional).

Most of the cardigan, including the hood, is knitted in the round, and there are no seams. The construction is traditional, with straight sides and the sleeves are knitted from the top down.

The hood is knitted first, washed and blocked; this gives the knitter the chance to become familiar with the colour sequence, to ensure the tension is correct and to practice all the techniques required to finish the whole garment. Only two colours are used in each round. 

The instructions are written and charted, with notes and additional photos showing detail to help the knitter, and are arranged to minimise printing. 

The techniques used to make this seamless cardigan are shown in detail in the DVD/download "The Fine Art of Fair Isle Knitting with Shetland's Hazel Tindall".



Three sizes: 43/46/49 inch (109/117/124cm) chest/bust

Materials Required

Shetland Supreme Jumper weight 100% Shetland wool in 7 colours.

2.5mm circular needles (80 or 100 cm long) or double pointed needles 30-35cm long.

3.0mm circular needles (80 or 100 cm long) or double pointed needles 30-35cm long.

One button (optional)

Open ended zip to fit the opening