Naimh (pr. NEEV) by longtime Friend of the Hudson + West Flock Emily Greene, is another signature cardigan design that has all the best “Emily stuff” you’ve come to know and love. Naimh features clever increases and decreases, deep pockets, and 1x1 to 2x2 rib transitions, and tubular cast ons and bind offs for a beautiful and polished finished object. This lightweight cardigan is made in our soft and springy Weld. It’s worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, and the button band is picked up and worked after seaming.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
80 (90, 100.5, 110.5, 120.5) (131, 141, 151, 161.5, 171.5) cm / 31.5 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5) (51.5, 55.5, 59.5, 63.5, 67.5)” finished chest circumference (buttoned). Cardigan shown measures 120.5 cm / 47.5”; modeled with 34.5 cm / 13.5” of positive ease. Suggested ease: +5 - 35.5 cm / 2 - 14” at chest.
Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 183 meters / 200 yards per 50 g / 1.76 oz.)
9 (10, 10, 11, 12) (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
Sample shown is knit in colorway Gold Leaf.
Size A (for cardigan): US 3 [3.25 mm]: 40” [100 cm] circ and spare circ needle for pocket join.
Size B (for button bands and optional tubular cast on): US 2 [2.75 mm]: 48” [120 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
32 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 2x2 Rib on Size A needle, after blocking.
For more finished measurements, see schematic in pattern photos.
Emily Greene is a Portland, Maine-based designer of knitwear and buildings. Her graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Emily’s modern knitwear designs have been published by Laine Magazine, Brooklyn Tweed, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Woolfolk. Through her signature use of diagonal lines and texture, Emily aims to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes. She can be found on both Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits; her knitwear designs can be found on her website, emilygreeneknits.com.
Weld and its big sibling Forge are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Weld is spun up to a lovely fingering weight. It's a well-balanced three-ply yarn, with a slightly more energetic twist for strength and durability.It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking that makes it perfect for lace, texture, colorwork and stockinette. One of our new favorites!
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