Knit a Carbeth Cardigan with Baa Baa Bulky yarn

Carbeth Cardigan  sweater knitting pattern by Kate Davies

Carbeth Cardigan sweater knitting pattern by Kate Davies

Let's knit this sweater together! The Carbeth Cardigan is perfect for Baa Baa Bulky yarn and I think we can all help motivate each other if we knit it at the same time. Here is a big blog post with all of the supplies, yarn requirements, and our timeline. It's going to be fun!

Pattern Details

From the designer Kate Davies: The Carbeth Cardigan is intended to be wide, cropped, and to hang bell-like from the shoulders. To fit as shown, it should be knitted with at least 4 inches positive ease at the bust. Pick the size at least 4 inches above your actual bust measurement, and if in doubt, select the next size up. Shown in the first size with 6.5 inches of positive ease. 

Length can easily be added to the sweater to make it less cropped. Remember to get an extra ball of yarn if you decide to add more length to the sweater.

Sizing: 37½ (41, 44½, 49, 53½, 56½, 60) inches. Take time to measure your bust over your undergarments and a shirt you might wear under this sweater. This will help you determine which size to make. I measure 41 around the bust over my bra so I'll be knitting the size 44½ for myself.

Get the pattern: Download the Carbeth Cardigan on Ravelry!


Yarn: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky, 100% merino, 145 yards.
Yardage: Required: 580 (651, 690, 793, 859, 925, 980) yards,
     Equivalent Baa Baa Bulky skeins: 5 (5, 6, 6-7, 7, 7-8, 8).

Choose your sweater color: Baa Baa Bulky yarn comes in 14 beautiful colors. Saffron is the closest shade to the sweater shown. I'll be making mine in Pistachio!

Where to get the yarn: Baa Baa Bulky is available direct from Ewe Ewe on this website AND it's available from many retailers across the US! See our list of online and local yarn shops on our Stockists page.

Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 32" circular knitting needles for working the body
     US 10 (6 mm) 32" circular knitting needles for working the body ribbing
     US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles (or magic loop) for working the sleeves and neck
     US 10 (6 mm) 16" circular knitting needles (or magic loop) for working the sleeves and neck ribbing
     US 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles

Notions: 4 stitch markers, waste yarn, spare needles or needle cords for holding stitches, tapestry needle.

Extras: 6 one inch buttons.


Now: Getting yarn and checking gauge. Take time to knit a gauge swatch in your yarn and block it. Measure your stitches! Adjust your needle size if necessary.

Monday, May 14: Kickoff + Cast On! Knitting the body of the sweater from the hem to the armholes.

Wednesday, May 23: Start the Sleeves. The sleeves are each worked individually.

Friday, June 1: Work the Yoke. This is where we join the sleeves to the body and work to the neck edge.

Wednesday, June 6: Front bands + Neck. We'll pick up and add ribbing to the cardigan front and neckline.

Wednesday, June 13: i-Cord Edge and Buttonholes. These are some of the last steps!

Monday, June 18: Finish! We can graft the underarms and have a sweater blocking party!

Check in, Stay Motivated, Encourage Others!

I think this seems achievable. What do you think? It's 5 weeks to knit this cute sweater and then we get to wear it! 

We'll check in online on Instagram with the hashtags #BaaBaaCarbeth and #EweEweKAL. Follow @eweeweyarns on Instagram now! Plus you can join my Ewe Ewe Yarns Ravelry group if you like that type of thing. Whichever!

Email me if you have any questions! (It's always me on the other side of that form.)