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Elysium Pattern


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Knitting: Elysium
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques Used: knit, short rows.

Pattern Description:

Wrap yourself in the wonderful feeling of this easy, sideways-knit boxy cardigan, worked in stretchy garter stitch with short row yoke shaping. Elysium is knit in one piece from left front around the body to right front; it requires no seaming and can be worn right off the needles. Three turning points in the short row shaping delineate body, yoke and collar, creating a shapely fit around the upper body. The stretchy garter stitch and open style make it suitable for many shapes and sizes; written in ten sizes, Elysium may be further customized in length or circumference.


Gauge: 17 st and 34 rows/4" in garter stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Measurements: Bust: 31.5 (33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46.25, 48.5, 50.5)". Length: 19.75 (19.75, 19.75, 20.25, 20.25, 20.25. 20.75, 20.75, 21.25, 21.25)". Sleeve length: 8.25 (8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75)".


  • Yarn:Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool, 210 yards); 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in Violetas.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 9 needle, or size to match gauge. Stitch markers (2). Stitch holder or scrap yarn. Yarn needle.

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The Knitting Vortex
by Jennifer Dassau
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at www.jenniferdassau.com

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