Blue Farrah

Red Farrah

Blue Farah's belt

Blue Farrah's shoulder

Red Farrah's shoulder

Farrah's sketch

Farrah is a loose fitting buttonless cardigan with shawl collar and long sleeves, it is fastened round the waistline with a belt. Because of its sporty 1970’s look, I named it Farrah after the actress Farrah Fawcett that, starring in the TV show Charlie’s Angels, became one of the most popular faces of those years.

I knitted a double version of this cardigan using two different yarns. Red Farrah, the first version I realized as a sort of test for my new pattern, has been knitted using  red super fine new wool. Blue Farrah has been made with  blue (Jeans shade) medium weight new wool (this is the only wool I expressly bought for a new garment this woolly season 2011/12).

Here is a list of materials and stitches I used to realized each cardigan. I made this pattern using my measurements (about XS size) .

Red Farrah


  • 380 gr of red extra fine new wool
  • Straight needles 2,5mm
  • Yarn needle


  • Tubular cast-on
  • 2k/2p ribs (edges and collar)
  • Combination of vertical stripes with flakes (chart)

Vertcal stipes with flakes/Strisce verticali con fiocchetti

Blue Farrah


  • 750 gr of blue medium weight new wool
  • Straight needles 4,5mm
  • Yarn needle


  • Tubular cast-on
  • 2k/2p ribs (edges and collar)
  • Right combined cable (on the left front of bodice) and left combined cable (on the right front of bodice) (chart 1)
  • Vertical stripes with  right crossed columns (left side) and with left crossed columns (right side) (chart 2)

Combined cables/Trecce fantasia

Vertical stripes with crossed columns/ strisce verticali con treccina


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11 responses »

  1. Apart from stunning garments, you produce a visually stunning blog with great content. This post is a feast for the eye! I enjoy every single entry of yours, Thank you so much!

  2. girovaga0 says:

    Bellissimi entrambi!!!

  3. Curls & Q says:

    Stunning! You are quite talented!

  4. Mike Schultz Paintings says:

    Your drawings are gorgeous! <<>>

  5. Wow! Neat! You can really knit! I learnt knitting from my mom when I was about 9 or 10, gave it up!

  6. What a great job! These are wonderful garments!

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