Knit top-down with raglan shaping, starting at the shoulders/sleeves, this light cardigan uses the sequence of increases and decrease known from knitting a chevron to create a unique shape and fit: increases in the back and fronts, decreases at the sides. The different textures of herringbone, stockinette and garter stitch create additional interest.
The shoulders are worked in my favorite textured stitch: herringbone. My first contact with this stitch was the Big Herringbone Cowl by Purl Soho and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I’ve also used it for my Chevron Top.
The yarn over detail in the back is a little nod to my very favorite designer, the fabulous Stephen West. This light cardigan is a great summer garment, especially if you chose a linen- or cotton blend. The larger needle size creates an airy fabric with beautiful drape. It looks great in a single color with contrasting shoulder patches (as per pattern) or go crazy and make it as colorful as you like.
Sizes: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44)
Yarn: 1 color lace weight yarn (A) & 1 color fingering weight yarn (B)
Needle Sizes: US 7/4.5 mm & US 8/5 mm
Gauge: 14 sts/22 rows = 10 cm/4″ in stockinette stitch (4.5 mm), 40 sts/22 rows = 10 cm/4″ in herringbone stitch (5 mm)
Shown in: crochet cotton – mint (A), Zitron Trilogie – hand-dyed with indigo – merino/silk/linen blend (B) & size 40
Language: English & German