Pattern of the Week: Clematis Cardigan

The Clematis Cardigan is a cleverly simple and elegant design. It has a clean silhouette that features an allover cable pattern that looks complicated but that only requires a few steps. The cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed, and the front twisted rib bands are picked up and knit after the sweater is assembled.

A garter stitch selvedge is used throughout. In the sections worked in the cable pattern there is also an extra stockinette stitch at either end of the pattern, next to the garter stitch selvedge. The O-Wool Balance yarn in this project is a blend of 50% organic merino and 50% organic cotton, which is perfect for seasonal transitions. The fiber has a tweedy look to it, perfect for knitting scrumptious cables. There is a wide color palette ranging from spring pastels to darker, moodier tones, so everyone is bound to find something that works for them.

The Clematis Cardigan is a great candidate for knitting this spring if you aren’t quite ready to let go of the stuff of cozy winter knitting, and/or if you are looking to incorporate lighter weight projects into your wardrobe. Not only will this be an engaging knit, it’s also a beautiful piece to be able to show off. Yes, you can knit that! As a matter of fact, we are betting there are many projects you can, and will, knit in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018.

clematis cardigan

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Sarah Solomon

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 34 (37, 40½, 43½, 47, 50)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 34″; modeled with zero ease.

YARN O-Wool Balance (50% certified organic merino wool, 50% certified organic cotton; 130 yd [119 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): igneous, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13) skeins.

NEEDLES Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): straight. Size 6 (4 mm): 47″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch holder; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in charted patt on largest needles.

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