Learn to Knit the Dalia cardigan and sweater in this combined project workshop. Delight in textured stitches and staghorn cables with garments worked from the top down.

What's covered in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the Dalia Cardigan and Sweater knitting patterns (included in course) so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section of the pattern.

Some of the techniques covered in this extensive course are:

  • Cast on and setting up the back
  • Short row shoulders
  • Short row cables
  • Working German Short Row Double Stitches
  • Construction of front; working both sides, joining neck of sweater
  • Maintaining stitch pattern while increasing
  • Picking up stitches for the cardigan button band
  • Cardigan shawl collar construction
  • Shawl collar short rows
  • Working button holes
  • Finishing

Learn Anywhere

Take your project on the go with access from desktop, tablet and mobile.

Learn Anytime

All courses are available 24/7 with unlimited lifetime access.

Community Access

Meet others working on Stolen Stitches projects and ask any questions in our dedicated Knithub forums.

Wondering About the Dalia patterns or workshop?

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

Example Curriculum

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  Setting Up Top Back
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  Working the Neck
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I just wanted to send you a quick email to let your know that your video workshop is absolutely fantastic! It provides just enough information that I don't feel like I am working blindly, but not so much that I end up relying on the videos to knit a single stitch.


Meet your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Information


To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To: 32.5 (36.75, 40, 44.25, 48.5, 52.75, 56, 60.25)" / 82.5 (93.5, 101.5, 112.5, 123, 134, 142, 153) cm

10-12" / 25.5 – 30.5 cm of positive ease recommended.


Finished Bust Circumference: 42.5 (46.75, 50, 54.25, 58.5, 62.75, 66, 70.25)" / 108 (118.5, 127, 138, 148.5, 159.5, 167.5, 178.5) cm

Size 46.75" / 118.5 cm modelled with 10"/ 25.5 cm positive ease.

Length: 24.75 (25.5, 26.75, 27.25, 28.5, 29, 30, 31.25)" / 63 (65, 68, 69, 72.5, 73.5, 76, 79.5) cm from top of shoulder


Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 232 yds / 212 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); colour: Burgundy Twist; 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins

Approx Yardage: 1150 (1276, 1402, 1520, 1656, 1806, 1928, 2088) yds / 1052 (1165, 1280, 1390, 1513, 1651, 1762, 1908) m


2 US size 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 40” / 100 cm long

US size 6 / 4 mm dpns if magic loop not used for sleeves

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter's gauge is unique.

44 stitch markers, 2 lockable stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, 5 buttons approx. 1” / 25 mm diam.


19 sts and 30 rows/rnds = 4" / 10 cm in St St or Double Moss Stitch blocked

Staghorn Cable = 2.25” / 6 cm wide

1/1 Twist = 0.25” / 0.5 cm wide

21 sts and 30 rows/rnds = 4" / 10 cm in Ribbing lightly blocked

Would you like a yarn kit?

Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Cois Farraige is knit using our Blasta yarn. Blasta is known for phenomenal stitch definition with a soft, rustic charm and 60% Irish fleece.

It's the result of Project Homegrown with Donegal Yarns. By working on a good selection from the various breeds with improved sorting and grading, they have established an excellent yarn that is comfortable to knit with and wear.

The blend contains 60% Fine Irish with 40% New Zealand Lambswool.

If you'd like to pick up a yarn kit or put your own colour combinations together just click the button below: