Chamomile Cardigan – knit pattern
Chamomile cardigan is perfect for cozy cold days spent at home or to wear when the autumn days start to become colder. It’s quite simple to knit, you can work on it while enjoying a good movie or while you’re having a knitting evening with some friends.
It’s one size fits most of the sizes, inspired by the Japanese kimono for the large sleeves. The peculiarity of this cardigan is the color work. I used an autumnal palette for this winter version, but you can play with colors and make it more minimal or crazier.
This cardigan is made to stay open, it doesn’t have any buttons.
Chamomile is worked from the top down, without any seam. If you want, you can adjust the underarms with a couple of stitches. You will start from the collar ribbing, then the body, and the first rows for the sleeves; the sleeves are put on hold and you will knit the rest of the body. The last thing you will knit are the sleeves, but they are short and quick to work.
In the pattern, you will also find the instructions to make the cardigan with chunky yarn.
Finished product (before blocking):
One size fits most of the sizes, from S to L
Chest Large 22 cm/ 8.6 inches each side
Long (from the underarm) 44 cm/ 17.3 inches
Arms Long (from the underarm) 25 cm/ 9.8 inches
Circumference 45 cm/ 17.7 inches
Back (long) 63 cm/ 24.8 inches
(large) 42 cm/ 16.5 inches
Ulysse by De Rerum Natura
I used the colours
Caramel, 2 skeins, 100 g, colore A
Genet, 1 skein, 50 g, colore B
Granit, 2 skeins, 100 g, colore C
5 mm/ US 8 / UK 6 with a cord long at least 60 cm
shorter needles for the sleeves (cord long 20 cm) or double pointed needles
Gauge in stockinette:
4 x 4 inches / 10 x 10 cm = 22 stitches x 30 rows, with 5 mm needles
What you need to know:
Make 1 left, make 1 right
Sl sl k/p decreases
Knit 2 together