Breath of Spring

from Dawn Brocco

Breath of Spring Pattern


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Knitting: Breath of Spring
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, k2tog, p2tog, p2togb, ssk, m1, ch, sc, dc3tog, tc4tog - explained in Abbreviations.

Pattern Description:

This cardigan is like a breath of spring - almost lighter than air, as it is knit at a loose gauge. It is the perfect coverup for a spring day or a cool summer evening.

La Gran mohair yarn is an ideal yarn choice for the sweater, as the brushed mohair fills in the stitches just enough to soften the loose gauge, and the yarn's strength ensures that the fabric will wear well. For a smoother look, try Lily Chin's Tribeca, which happens to be my personal favorite, and which I wear every spring!

The Tribeca sample has the higher v-neck tie. The La Gran sample has the lower v-neck tie - your choice.


9 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette with size 13 ndls or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest Circumference: 37.5 / 41 / 44.5 / 48"
  • Length: 20 / 21 / 22 / 23"
  • Sleeve Length to Underarm: 19"


  • Classic Elite La Gran Mohair,74% mohair / 13% wool / 13% nylon, approx 90 yds / 1.5 oz ball: 6 / 6 / 7 / 8 balls # 6516 Natural (MC) and Patons Soy Wool Stripes, 70% wool / 30% soy silk, approx. 110 yds / 80 gram skein: 2 skeins #70530 Natural Geranium (CC)
  • OR Lily Chin Signature Collection Tribeca, 25% mohair / 43% wool / 17% viscose / 15% polyester, approx 153 yds / 50 gram ball: 3 / 4 / 4 / 5 balls # 6516 Natural (MC) and Patons Soy Wool Stripes: 2 skeins #70415 Natural Pink (CC)
  • 16" and 29-32" US size 13 (9 mm) ckns
  • Size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry ndl, sewing pins,

About Designer

About Designer

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Dawn Brocco
by dawnbrocco
Dennis Port, Cape Cod
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Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home.

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