‘Thing to Wear’ is the English translation of the Japanese word Kimono, and I just love that. It’s so simple and lovely, and true. A cardigan is a thing to wear. This kimono shaped cardigan is a thing I’m sure you’ll be wearing a lot of, with it’s cozy oversized fronts and sleeves, and swing body shape. Neutrals will make it as wearable as any sweater in your wardrobe, or choose a bold contrasting color for a fun pop at your shoulders and back. Either way you hack it, you’ll have another beautiful thing to wear at your fingertips.
Finished Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” bust/chest circumference. Cardigan shown in Berroco in size 40″ and in Knit Picks in size 36”.
Yarn Berroco Artisan, 80% Merino Wool, 20% Silk; 123 yds/50g: Norwegian Sea 3035 (MC) 10 (12, 16, 18, 20) skeins, Gulf of Main 6007 (CC) 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins.
Yarn Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yds/50g: Cobblestone Heather (MC) 11 (12, 16, 18, 20) skeins, Camel Heather (CC) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 24+” circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); scrap yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
The Designer: Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, and knit.purl magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is editor of Holla Knits. Her book Midwestern Knits was published this fall. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.