Celebrate the handmade by making this striking patchwork colourblock cardigan, designed by JW Anderson and worn by Harry Styles for a performance on the TODAY show in February 2020. The pattern will introduce various knitting stitches to relative newcomers to knitting...from simple Garter Stitch, through lovely textured Moss stitch, to Stranded Colourwork featuring a Hounds Tooth pattern.

Slouchy, oversized, and cuddly, this cardi is the ultimate example of the current cottagecore internet aesthetic. It's a fun and cozy sweater to snuggle up in during winter with your handmade projects on your lap and homemade pies baking in the oven.

These kits contain the all the yarn required to make the cardigan and come in colourways ranging from the bright primary colours of the original, to romantic muted pastels and soft neutrals. Pattern, needles, hooks, buttons and accessories aren't included.

The cardi is constructed from striped and textured vertical panels one square wide which are hand sewn together to make the patchwork body and sleeves. Each horizontal patchwork row is referred to in the pattern as a section. Ribs, collar, cuffs and front bands are knitted separately and hand sewn on. Yarn tail ends are tied together to make small tassels. It's not constructed perfectly, so rough joins, visible colour changes and tail ends on the right side are part of the design.

Approx 2000m of yarn is required. Fiddlesticks Grange 14, Grange 10 and Peppin 14 balls are 100g each. Fiddlesticks Peppin 10 balls are 50g each. Quantities of Fiddlesticks Grange 14 or Peppin 14 included in the kits are:

  • C1: 4 balls (original red)
  • C2: 4 balls (original black)
  • C3: 3 balls (original orange)
  • C4: 3 balls (original yellow)
  • C5: 3 balls (original green)
  • C6: 1 balls (original sky blue)
  • Ribbing: 3 balls Fiddlesticks Grange 10 or 6 balls Fiddlesticks Peppin 10 (original red)

The knitting pattern is free to download from JW Anderson's website here.

The official JW Anderson Official Harry Styles Cardigan Knitting Tutorial is available on YouTube here.

Crochet versions of the cardigan pattern can be found on Ravelry, for example here and here.

Fiddlesticks Grange 14:

  • 14ply / bulky weight
  • 40% wool, 40% acrylic, 20% alpaca
  • 106m / 116yds per 100g ball
  • Needles: 6mm (10 US)
  • Hook: 6mm (10 US)
  • Gauge: 15 sts and 19 rows per 10cm on 6mm needles
  • Care: Warm machine wash, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, dry flat, cool iron, may be dry cleaned

Fiddlesticks Peppin 14:

  • 14ply / bulky weight
  • 100% Australian superwash fine merino wool
  • Length: 97m / 107yds per 100g ball
  • Needle size: 6.5mm / US 10.5
  • Gauge: 13 sts x 19 rows per 10cm on 6.5mm needles
  • Care: Warm machine wash / Do not bleach / Do not tumble dry / Dry flat / Cool iron / May be dry cleaned


Brand Fiddlesticks
Shipping Weight 2.1000kg

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