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Sugar Cardigan by Marianne Isager

Sale price£6.00
2 in stock


this is a physical pattern, if you require a digital copy please visit Isager's Ravelry page. 

Marianne Isager, creator of Danish Yarn company Isager, designed the SUGAR Cardigan.  The Caridgan is based on a design of a sweater given to her by her Aunt Ella.    

The sweater was green and Ella wore it while she was gardening. She exchanged it for sugar ration stamps during World War 2, hence the name.

Marianne loved it, and in the 80s she made a knitting pattern for it which quickly became a classic because of it’s lovely yet simple cable pattern and beautiful collar. The pattern is mostly worked in garter stitch, but with little cables worked over the 2 stockinette stitches between the garter stitch stripes.

This new updated version of SUGAR is knitted in pieces, bottom up.  The new version is knitted in Merlin and Trio  and has a better fitted set-in-sleeve.

The Sugar Cardigan is shown is knitted in the following colourway:

Isager Trio colour Sage & Isager Merilin Colour no 41


The jacket is worked from the bottom up, and the body is worked back and forth in one piece to the armholes.  You will knit the cardigan using a strand of each of the Isager Merilin and Isager Trio yarns throughout.    We love the effortless effect of the neck line.   This cardigan is very flattering and would look great over a shirt collar. 


The strands held together, Merilin and Trio will give you a desired of gauge of 25 stitches for a 10 cm square on 3.5mm needles. 


You will need a 3.5mm needle (40cm and 80cm), 6 buttons and stitch markers.



bust size
arm length
87 cm 

20 cm        

5 balls
4 balls
medium 98 cm 21 cm 
53 cm
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4 balls
108 cm 
22 cm
55 cm
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5 balls
118 cm
23 cm
57 cm
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Sugar Cardigan by Marianne Isager
Sugar Cardigan by Marianne Isager Sale price£6.00