This is a very busy time of year for me.

But however busy I am, somehow the knitting never stops.

So in the interstices of putting together the West Highland Way book, I’ve also been whipping up a Carbeth cardigan.

I created the cardigan along the same general principles as the jumper: two strands of Buachaille held together, a wide cropped shape, a yoke defined by the graphic angle of its modified raglan shaping . . .

. . . and a straight-cut boat-ish neck, finished with a deep, ribbed collar.

Rather than being rolled, here the collar is turned to the inside and joined (using a nifty seam-free technique).

I-cord edging and buttonholes lend a sleek finish to the front openings.

In fact, I’d say this cardigan is all about the finishing details.

The techniques involved aren’t difficult, and they really make a difference to the garment’s overall look.

Lending the cardigan a neat, almost tailored appearance – it’s basically a warm spring jacket.

It definitely didn’t feel like Spring at first light yesterday morning when we shot these photos.

But this combination of matelot stripes with my yellow Carbeth Cardi still puts me in a jolly springtime mood!

If you’d like to knit your own Carbeth Cardigan, the pattern is now available on Ravelry and kits are in the shop. West Highland Way club members receive a 50% discount on the pattern (watch your inboxes for the coupon!)

Happy knitting! Roll on Spring!

70 thoughts on “Carbeth cardi

  1. Hi! I am enjoying your West Highland Way Club so much — the patterns, stories and photographs are wonderful! I have been waiting on my Carbeth Cardigan 50 percent off coupon to purchase the cardigan pattern, however, I have not yet seen it in my inbox. Please send this to me so that I can purchase the pattern. I hate to see this club come to an end — I look forward to my weekly Scottish adventure. Thank you. Mechele MacDonald

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  2. Dear people,  would you please send me the code for buying the carbeth cardigan as a member of the West HWay? Thank you,  I could not find it and want to knit that beauty…..  Happy EYF!!!!  

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  3. I saw your report on the horrible bleeding buttons. I recommend dyeing the whole sweater a darker shade. My husband had a white cabled sweater that he said looked like “a girl sweater.” He wanted me to dye it blue. Having no experience in dyeing I put the sweater in the pot without making sure the dye was fully dissolved and got an ugly, patchy job–much worse than bleeding buttons. My husband is better than I at following directions. He got two packages of a darker blue dye and, following directions and fully dissolving the dye, successfully covered up the uneven blue. So I am sure that you could cover up the smeared button bands. Just read the instructions first!

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  4. Dear Kate,
    Just read about your “bleeding buttons” (more than one meaning there, I’m sure).
    What to do with the Carbeth 5? Over dye!

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  5. Super-cute. I love how you are wearing your warm snow-boots with it. That’s spring, right? We want the spring colors, but we still need to keep warm.

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  6. I don’t typically like wearing cardigans. But, I do favor a cropped or slightly longer length rather
    than a l-o-n-g garment. But, isn’t this the beauty of making our own garments? We get to choose.

    Nice work, Kate. It’s an interesting twist on an already interesting design.

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  7. I’m nearly finish the jumper version so this will be next on my needles. I hope that I look half as lovely as you look in it. Where did you get the buttons please Kate?

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  8. What a great update……..this Cardi is so perfect. Got the pattern………of course!! Thank you for keeping your fingers and brain BUSY! You look great.

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  9. Love, love, love it Kate! It looks gorgeous both open and closed. Unsure whether to go up a size this time to get more swing at the back. Decisions, decisions. Thanks for another fab pattern xxx

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  10. Dear Kate, I’m about half way through the pullover with the Mason Dixon KAL. I was attracted to it immediately and was so happy when you rushed to get it online. Now the cardigan–it’s even better! I will be getting a kit as soon as I scrape pennies from the piggy bank. I think the gold-yellow is perfect. And by the way, I LOVE your glasses–you are so elegant.

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  11. I love it! I love the whole look of your outfit too! So cute! Already bought my pattern and thinking I need a bright spring color too! Oh, how I wish I could wear that golden yellow color…oh, well! It looks great on you! Thanks for another great pattern Kate!

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  12. I love it! I love the whole look of your outfit too! So cute! Already bought my pattern and thinking I need a bright spring color too! Oh, how I wish I could wear that golden yellow color…oh, well! It looks great on you! Thanks for another great pattern Kate!

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  13. I just cannot stand how adorable you are!!!! You never fail to drop my mouth wide open with these stunning photos featuring your gorgeous deigns and your classically timeless style that seems simultaneously so effortless and perfectly choreographed. Just jaw droppingly beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. AND you’re so cute in your glasses :)

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  14. Thank you so much for putting out the pattern for this Carbeth Cardi!!! I love the Carbeth design but hesitated doing yet another pullover. I even purchased the lovely Hedder color yarn to make it, but hesitated. Now, I’m glad I did because this cardi will be on my needles within the week!! THANK YOU!!!!

    P.S. You look adorable in your glasses. They give you a different look….even younger!

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  15. Thank you Kate for all your lovely patterns. Not a Highland Club member so anxiously awaiting the book. Always something new to learn and you do that to perfection. God bless

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  16. These are beautiful pics Kate. Love the cardi. I’m a cardi kind of girl rather than sweater. Is the cardi as wide at the bottom as the jumper? I like the width of the jumper. Trying to think how I can get this modern type shape into a Shetland yoke cardi I need to reek it that’s 45years old🤔

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  17. Is there a trick I don’t know about for the SSK? Mine look messy! Both sides of your cardi are perfect as was the jumper, which I’ve finished.

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      1. Thanks so much!! I did see it but don’t do Facebook. I think there is audio in the background so I’ll try to AST least listen to it. Thanks again.

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  18. Love this one! Thank you, Kate. I swatched already for Carbeth but when Kate mentioned developing a cardigan version I decided to hold off as I enjoy wearing cardigans. Bought the pattern and now all I need is more knitting time. Never enough hours in the day!

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  19. I’ve knitted 2 Carbeths (see my insta-feed joatvillagewoolly for pictures) – and would love to knit a cardigan version too – any chance of an add-on/supplement sort of thing for those who already have the original? Obviously I could make one up (I think) but I suspect that your version would be better than mine ; ).

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  20. Kate, i thnik i love all your patterns ! each week, it’s another beautifull one ! thank for making me dream (sorry for my english!) The photos are marvellous.

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  21. Love your Carbeth jumper which I am enjoying knitting, getting ready for our Aussie winter and will also enjoy knitting your cardigan which is simply fabulous. Thank you.

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  22. Love love love it.

    I’ve been waiting for it and am so pleased with what you’ve done! The yellow is sumptuous, and indeed chirpy perfection with the stripes. Hope you got a nice hot drink after. Cheers to you and Tom for all the effort that goes into such beautiful pictures.

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  23. Oh! too bad I just bought the pullover pattern last week as I would now prefer the cardigan. It’s so so perfect in yellow! Great job Kate!

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  24. Oooh, I am definitely a cardi person, so I think I like this one even better than the original (pullover, not Carbeth itself–very fond memories of Carbeth ;)

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  25. I endorse all the previous comments. Very attractive style and colour. At 83 years old I had hung up my knitting needles, but looking at this lovely jacket, I am going to dust them off this weekend. Thank you for so many beautiful designs. jeanne

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  26. I already commented on Instagram but after seeing more photos I have to say that I so love, love, love this cardigan! (and it also gives me the opportunity to use some stash yarn / unrvavel a jumper that never really fit).

    What a great design!

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  27. How do I get help with a pattern in the book of Haps? I am trying to follow the written instructions for Uncia. Thank you in advance for pointing me to any direction to get help.

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  28. There doesn’t seem to be a purchase link on Ravelry. It just states the price?

    Love, love this one:) Bonnie

    On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:39 AM, Kate Davies Designs wrote:

    > Kate Davies posted: “This is a very busy time of year for me. But however > busy I am, somehow the knitting never stops. So in the interstices of > putting together the West Highland Way book, I’ve also been whipping up a > Carbeth cardigan. I created the cardigan” >

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