1300 beaded cardigan

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Opus 1300

Opus 1300


Classic, 1950s-60s-style, hip-length, long-sleeved, raglan cardigan with crew neck. Knitted flat from the top down, with a textured, beaded diamond pattern around bottom half of body and ends of sleeves. Cuff and hem ribbing with contrast edge, and traditional buttoned front.

Sizes: Two women’s sizes: 36in/91.5cm; 38in/96.5cm bust.


  • Yarn: 500-800g any DK yarn. Scraps of contrast DK yarn for edging.

Needles: 80 cm circular needle in both sizes; pair of straight needles in 4mm size:

  • Metric: 3.25mm and 4mm; UK and Canadian: size 10 and 8; US: size 3 and 6


  • 4 stitch markers (or make markers from knotted loops of contrast yarn)
  • Row Counter; 2 elastic bands; 2 large stitch holders or 2 pieces of contrast yarn
  • Buttons: 9 buttons approx 0.75in/20mm diameter (swatch buttonholes to check button size before purchasing)
  • Beads: 500 Matsuno glass rocailles or seed beads size 6/0.
  • Steel crochet hook size 0.75 or 0.9mm, for applying beads


  • 22 sts = 4in/10cm, or 5.5 st = 1in/2.5cm, in st st on 4mm needles

tags:  cardy cardigan beads beading knit opus knitting patterns artworks UK Yorkshire patterns DK double knitting wool yarn 8ply 8 ply classic crewe crew neck button buttoned front women womens ladies lady 

© Linda OCarroll and Mel Browne


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