Learn to knit this light, airy cardigan. Worked from the top down using raglan shoulder shaping and a gentle v-neck this is the perfect combination of lace and raglan shaping. The buttonband is integrated so when you bind off the cardigan the only finishing you will have is to sew on the buttons!

What's covered in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included Spraoi Cardigan knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Invisible Cast On
  • Possible Neck Modifications
  • How to measure gauge in lace
  • Examining and working raglan shaping
  • Cable cast-on
  • Single Row Buttonhole
  • Sleeve division and modifications
  • Finishing Techniques

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

Community Access

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

Wondering About the Spraoi Cardigan?

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:

Pattern Information


To Fit Actual Bust Circumference up to: 32.5 (35, 37.5, 42.75, 45.25, 47.75, 50.25, 55.25)” / 82.5 (89, 95.5, 108.5, 115, 121.5, 127.5, 140.5) cm.

1-2” / 2.5 - 5 cm of positive ease recommended.


Bust Circumference: 33.5 (36, 38.5, 43.75, 46.25, 48.75, 51.25, 56.25)” / 85 (91.5, 98.5, 111, 117.5, 124, 130, 143) cm buttoned, with 1” / 2.5 cm overlap.

Size 36” / 92 cm modelled with 1.5”/ 4 cm positive ease.

Length from Top Of Raglan: 21 (21.75, 22.25, 22.75, 23, 23.25, 23.5, 23.75)” / 53.5 (55, 56.5, 58, 58.5, 59, 59.5, 60.5) cm omitting neckband.



Stolen Stitches ‘Nua’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); colour: Café Flamingo (9812), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins;

Approximate Yardage: 855 (917, 979, 1085, 1148, 1224, 1290, 1404) yds / 782 (840, 896, 994, 1050, 1120, 1180, 1284) m

Needles & Notions

US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 32”/ 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)

US size 5 / 3.75 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.

Tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn, 8 buttons 0.75” / 20 mm diameter.


22 sts and 30 rows / rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St St

19 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lace Pattern

19 sts and 40 rows / rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch


Lenore Rhodes on Sep 27, 2019

This cardigan was a dream to knit. I used Nua - Cafe Flamingo. The yarn is gorgeous and a perfect choice for this pattern. The pattern is easy to follow and the supporting tutorials excellent. I love the neck down construction and NO SEAMS so sew. The pattern can be easily adapted to a short sleeve, mid length or long sleeve so it can be knitted to suit any climate/time of the year.

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.

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.

Spraoi is knit using our Nua Sport yarn. Nua’s secret lies in its unique blend of Merino, Yak, and Linen, designed with cables and textured stitches in mind. It can be described in two words - cosy luxury.

So if you'd like to pick up a yarn kit just click the button below: