Pattern: Sashiko Cardigan

Exciting times! My first cardigan pattern is now up for sale on Ravelry!

Sashiko Cardigan

Just think, a year ago this was merely a doodle on paper and I was dithering about making it into a published pattern at all. There’s a lot to learn when first writing a pattern on this scale. The main lesson for newbies is this: Marnie Maclean is your new god! Her tutorials are fantastic shining diamonds on the knitting-net. Thanks to them I can now make the swishiest stitch charts without batting an eyelid. I’m so pleased to have this pattern out at last!


Pattern Details:

Size: To fit 34(36, 38, 40, 42, 44)” bust with about 0.5” of positive ease. I’m between sizes and wearing the smaller one in these pics.

Stockinette gauge:
22 stitches, 30 rows to 4in (10cm) on larger needles
Pattern stitch gauge:
18sts, 32 rws (one repeat) = 2.5” x 3.25” on larger needles

3.75mm (US size 5)
3.5mm (US size 4)
Cable needle

Also required:
8 buttons, 22mm in diameter
Yarn needle
Sewing needle and thread for attaching buttons

935(990, 1045, 1100, 1155, 1210) yds of smooth, elastic DK yarn in a solid or semi-solid colourway, preferably merino mix.

Suggested Yarn:
8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) balls of Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK (126yds/116m per 50g ball, 100% merino wool).

Intermediate (cabling)

Pattern Style:
Written instructions plus chart for Sashiko motif.


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5 responses to “Pattern: Sashiko Cardigan

  1. Such a lovely design! Well done. 🙂

  2. It looks amazing. I’m sure there will be dozens of versions swooping across the Internet in no time at all.

  3. Gorgeous. Fantastic achievement.

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