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Bindweed - Cardigan


About Bindweed

Bindweed stems, observed during a walk in a Californian spring field, inspired the design of this cropped, open-front cardigan. The muted color and gentle halo give the sweater a soft and natural look. Designed to be worn with approximately 10 cm of positive ease, Bindweed works super well with a variety of outfits from simple jeans to floral dresses, providing the comfort and coziness of a hug wherever the road takes us.

Bindweed is knit from the top down in a seamless raglan manner. The front sections and the back are worked in stockinette, and balloon sleeves are richly decorated with a pattern of intertwined cables and nupps. The side border of the cardigan is knit at the same time with the body and has a small cable running along a few 2x2 rib stitches. The bottom is finished with a folded stockinette hem.
Both the charts and the written row-by-row instructions are provided.


Ksenia Naidyon


This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.

If you're interested in the pattern in print form, check out Issue 5 - that's where it first got published!

  • Sizes

    1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    Finished chest circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.5 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4” of positive ease at the chest


    Knitting For Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30% silk; 225 metres / 246 yards per 25 g)

    Knitting For Olive Merino (100% organic merino; 250 metres / 274 yards per 50 g)

    Yarns are held together throughout the pattern.

    885 (980, 1060, 1170, 1270, 1365, 1450, 1565) metres / 965 (1070, 1160, 1280, 1390, 1495, 1585, 1710) yards each

    Sample shown is knit in colourways Plum Rose (Soft Silk Mohair) and Powder (Merino). Charifa wears a size 4 with 17 cm / 6.75" of positive ease.


    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle two sizes smaller than main needle)

    Optional: 3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles to work sleeve ribbing without using the magic loop technique.


    21 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)

    28 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in cable pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)


    • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
    • Cable needle
    • Darning needle
    • Scrap yarn
    • Stitch holder
    • Stitch markers
    • Tape measure

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