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A couple smile at the camera, linking arms in front of a white stone wall. They wear v-neck cardigans that are hand knit for them | Lowther Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Lowther – A Cardigan Knitting Pattern for all Genders

Lowther is a timeless cardigan knitting pattern for all genders, designed by Lotta H Löthgren in both The Fibre Co. Cumbria and Cumbria Fingering. Inspired by traditional workwear cardigans that typically have V-necks and buttoned closures, Lowther is a classic garment you’ll wear for years.

Cumbria and Cumbria Fingering are ideal yarn choices for a wardrobe staple like Lowther. They knit up into a soft, yet strong fabric that is perfect for everyday wear.

A man an woman are photographed from behind wearing hand knit cardigans | Lowther Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Esther (left) is wearing Lowther Worsted in Cumbria, shade Blencathra, whilst Ingmar (right) is wearing Lowther Fingering in Cumbria Fingering, shade Isel.
Our Cumbria blend was a big source of inspiration for Lotta H Lothgren’s v-neck cardigan pattern Lowther. It contains merino wool for softness, masham wool for a beautiful heathered effect and a little mohair for lustre and strength.
Lotta says,  “My hope is that this will be a cardigan for all days and all times, one that will be mended and loved, maybe given patches when the elbows are wearing thin, and this it will age well with its owner.”

Buy the Lowther Pattern

A Man wearing wire framed glasses is sat looking down at the sleeve detail on his hand knit cardigan. There is a textured band that runs across the shoulders and down both sleeves | Lowther Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Lowther is a versatile cardigan knitting pattern to add to your collection as it includes instructions to knit the fingering and worsted weight version, and is designed in 9 sizes from a 30-64″ chest. You can purchase the Lowther pattern from our online shop or from Ravelry now.

Now Available as a Kit

Lowther has a straight but not oversized fit and is knitted seamlessly from the top-down. It has short-row set-in sleeves and an elegant twisted stitch detail used on the shoulders, sleeves, back and front edges.

Kits include the yarn to knit your project in the size and colour of your choice, a pdf copy of the Lowther cardigan pattern and a bag from The Fibre Co. to keep your project in.

Lowther Worsted

Close up photo of a woman wearing a light beige v-neck cardigan over a hounds tooth print dress with matching belt| Lowther Worsted Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Knit the Lowther cardigan using Cumbria if you prefer heavier, worsted weight garments that are cosy and faster to knit.

The kit comes in 9 sizes from a 30-64″ chest and there are 23 shades of Cumbria to choose from.

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Lowther Fingering

Choose Cumbria Fingering if you would like a lighter weight, more elegant version of the Lowther cardigan.

The kit comes in 9 sizes from a 30-64″ chest and there are 25 shades of Cumbria Fingering to choose from.

Shop Lowther Fingering Kits

Close up of a man wearing a grey, hand knitted, v-neck cardigan on black t-shirt and jeans | Lowther Fingering Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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