Celtic Cathedral Cardigan



Although this stylish cardigan was inspired by Celtic knots and the columns & arches of a Gothic Cathedral, the cropped sleeve and single-button closure gives it a very modern look.  The vertical columns create a flattering nipped-in look to the waistline, while the plaited cables pattern creates texture and interest around the bust and shoulders.  The slightly flared bell edging completes the look and gives the cardigan a bit of embellishment.  The ribbed band along each front is achieved by picking up sts, while the cabled collar edge is knit separately and then sewn on.


Skill Level



Knitted Measurements

X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)

  • Bust (buttoned) 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)”
  • Length 19 (19¼, 19½, 19¾, 20)”

Note: The measurements above represent the size of the finished garment. If you prefer a looser fit, opt for a size 1-2” larger than your bust size. If you prefer a tighter fit, opt for 1-2” smaller than your bust size.



Country 8 Ply by Cleckheaton (100% pure new wool) 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) balls (50 g/96 m per ball)



  • One pair of 6.0 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • cable needle
  • 1 button, 25 mm wide


Gauge (after blocking)

16 sts/20 rows in St st = 4”/10 cm

24 sts/20 rows in plaited cable = 4”/10 cm

Note: The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn. Gauge swatches knit using 6.0 mm needles recommended in pattern.



A PDF file of this pattern is available for $7.00 CAD, payable through Paypal.