Fairfax Cardigan

Fairfax Cardigan from Paper Birch Knits

It’s finally ready! Here’s my latest pattern, the Fairfax Cardigan. Knit in Briggs & Little Atlantic, the Fairfax Cardigan knits up quickly to keep you warm! It’s an open front cardigan, with beautiful cable detailing in the back.

Fairfax Cardigan by Paper Birch Knits


Briggs Little Atlantic – Natural White – 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins

Size 10 needles circs, 32”, 16”, 9” and/or dpn’s

Stitch markers


15 sts x 22 rows = 4” stockinette on size 10 needles, or whichever size needle gives you the correct gauge.


38” (41”, 44”, 50”, 54.5”, 58.5”)


5 thoughts on “Fairfax Cardigan”

  1. Thank you! I guess it depends on how you want to wear it. This one I knit two sizes bigger than I usually wear so that I could put a lot of layers underneath it – I can fit a turtleneck, flannel shirt and a jean jacket under this! I can wear it outside when it’s cold. I’ve also got a grey one in a smaller size that I wear around the house that I can’t really layer but still fits comfortably. Hope that helps! 🙂


  2. I’m stuck and perhaps I’ve missed something in the pattern. I’ve Finished the initial increases and am ready to separate the body and sleeves. From cast on, to the start of the separation I’ve knitted 38 rows, including the cast on and initial set up row. I am knitting size 44. The measurement from cast on to when I’m ready to separate is 7+ inches. Would you verify? That is really short from shoulder to depth of arm. Thank you.


    1. Hi Cody,

      7” is a bit short, it should be about 8 1/4”, perhaps you didn’t get gauge? It’s a pretty easy fix though, slip it on and see if the arms and body fit. If they are a bit small you can continue the increases until 8 1/4”, but if it’s just a row issue, you can continue to lengthen the sweater without the increases until 8 1/4” and then separate for body and sleeves and check again.

      Hope that helps, if not let me know! 🙂


  3. I just finished the 12th row and was wondering, do I just repeat the cable pattern. So, row 13 is same as 1 on the pattern chart? thank you in advance.


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