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  • Bindweed - Cardigan

    Format

    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.

    Designer

    Ksenia Naidyon

    Format

    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!

    Errata

    Errata are available for this pattern on our Errata page.


    Our Yarn Recommendations for the Bindweed - Cardigan:


    Pattern Details:

    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.

    YARN
    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.

    NEEDLES
    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.

    GAUGE
    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)

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    • (A) Back neck width: 15.5 (15.5, 16.5, 16.5, 17.5, 17.5, 18.5, 18.5) cm / 6 (6, 6.5, 6.5, 7, 7, 7.25, 7.25)”
    • (B) Bust circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.5 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)”
    • (C) Side length from underarm: 27.5 (26.5, 24.5, 22, 20, 19, 17, 15) cm / 10.75 (10.5, 9.5, 8.75, 8, 7.5, 6.75, 5.75)”
    • (D) Upper sleeve circumference: 26 (28.5, 31, 34.5, 37, 40, 42, 45.5 cm / 10 (11.25, 12, 13.5, 14.5, 15.75, 16.5, 18)”
    • (E) Sleeve cuff circumference: 15.75 (15.75, 17, 17, 18.5, 20, 21.5, 23) cm / 6.25 (6.25, 6.75, 6.75, 7.25, 7.75, 8.5, 9)”
    • (F) Sleeve length from split point: 46.5 (45.5, 43.5, 41, 39, 38, 36, 34) cm / 18.25 (18, 17, 16.25, 15.25, 15, 14, 13.25)”

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

    CONTRIBUTORS
    • Model: Charifa Radji
    • Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
    • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
    • Graphic Design: Camille Romano