Cardigans & Boleros
Cardigan Knitting Patterns
The cardigan is still a classic wardrobe staple. Perfect for those looking to cover the arm area, or to add a statement splash of colour to an otherwise neutral outfit, it is a garment with a long history and popularity is only growing.
Many people are surprised to hear that the cardigan has been around since the middle of the 17th century, when British fishermen and French fashionistas wore them to keep the cold out, but it wasn’t until the mid-19th century when its fame really started to grow thanks James Thomas Brudenell, whose official title was The 7th Earl of Cardigan. The cardigan has been extremely popular ever since, going through many reinventions over the years. Whether styled with grungy jeans and a t-shirt, or slipped over an evening swing dress, there are few garments more versatile than the cardigan.
Today, mass produced cardigans can be bought all over the world in a variety of colours and styles, but cardigan knitting patterns are perfect for those who are looking for something a little more unique. Cardigan and bolero knitting patterns enable anyone to create their own garments which are sure to stand out from the other pieces around them.
Cardigan knitting patterns, as with bolero knitting patterns, give exact instructions on how to create classic cover-ups with just a few skeins of wool. Once the basics of knitting have been mastered, it is extremely simple to whip up a new piece which will wow friends and really make a statement.
Here at Black Sheep Wools, we have brought together a brilliant selection of cardigan knitting patterns which can be used to produce items for babies, teenagers, men and women, no matter what their own personal style may be. We also stock plenty of bolero knitting patterns so there’s always something different to choose.