Shetland Star cardigan Knitting Pattern

Shetland Star cardigan

Pattern Description

This pattern supplements “The Fine Art of Fair Isle with Shetland’s Hazel Tindall”, which is available as a download or DVD.

Fair Isle cardigan with straight sides and an optional small pocket – or two. Apart from the ribs, the cardigan is knitted in the round. Instead of the more usual jumper weight yarn, this pattern uses double knitting yarn to make it easier to see when filmed.

Using recommended yarn and 4.00mm needles a 10 cm square is 27sts x 25 rows over Fair Isle pattern.

In the film the cardigan is knitted following Shetland tradition using double pointed needles with a knitting belt and a raepin string. Circular knitting needles can be used.

Each step is demonstrated in the DVD/download and skills shown can easily be used with other knitting projects.


Ten sizes, from 23 inch chest up to 46 inch bust.

Materials Required

Uradale Yarns double knit yarn (Organic Native Shetland Wool)

3.25mm and 4.00mm double pointed needles; spare thin needle for picking up stitches.

Buttons - between 6 and 10, depending on size