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Akoya Pattern


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Knitting: Akoya
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Circular Knitting
  • Chart Reading
  • Cables & Lace

Pattern Description:

This spring I wanted a versatile, stylish and flattering cardigan that was simple enough to be worn with just about everything. This cardigan keeps the basic styling simple, its short style is worn with negative ease, but small lace and cable details at the hem, cuff and neckline keep it interesting.

As the waist band sits just below the natural waist the wide ribbing pulls in snugly without needing to decrease the stitches. The bustline is designed to fit with a little negative ease which creates a form fitting garment without any side shaping.

Worked from the bottom up body and sleeves are joined at the yoke and worked together in one piece. There is minimal finishing when you are done, just bands and a small underarm graft.


23 sts and 32 rows = 4?/10cm in St st.

24 sts and 32 rows= 4?/10cm in 22 ribbing.

8 st Trellis Lace panel at front measures 1.75? /4.5cm wide.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28.25 (31.25, 34, 37, 40, 42.75, 46.25, 49, 52.25)"/ 71.5(79.5, 86.5, 94, 101.5, 108.5, 117.5, 124.5, 132.5) cm, with buttonband closed.


  • Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply (55% Merino wool, 45% Silk; 399yds/365m per 100g skein); Color: Oyster; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
  • Size 4 US/3.5 mm circular needle, 32"/80cm length (or longer for larger sizes)
  • Size 4 US/3.5mm dpns if not using magic loop

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Waste Yarn
  • 10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11) buttons, approx 0.5"/1.5cm diam.
  • Tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Carol Feller's patterns for men, women, and children are widely published in books and magazines, including Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, Knitting in the Sun (Wiley, 2009) and Knitty. Carol blogs on StolenStitches.com and can also be found on Twitter (@stolenstitches), and Facebook (carol.feller). She lives in Cork, Ireland, with ...

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