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I'm Kendra Nitta of missknitta's studio and I design handknits and modern quilts. My designs are available through my Craftsy store, and have appeared in many other books, magazines, and other ...

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Harumi Cardigan

from missknittas studio
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Harumi Cardigan
Harumi Cardigan
Harumi Cardigan
Harumi Cardigan
Harumi Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Yarnover
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Provisional cast-on
  • Applied i-cord
  • I-cord
  • Read basic charts

Pattern Description:

Welcome in spring with a lovely openwork-topped cardigan in cool cotton and linen. Using Elizabeth Zimmermann's "nalgar" construction from Knitting Workshop, this seamless sweater is worked from the bottom up and requires little finishing.

The stitch patterns flatter any figure, with garter ribs that don't cling, but draw the eye upwards to fern lace spilling over the shoulders. "Haru" is the Japanese word for "spring," and very fitting for this classic spring and summer accessory for a light dress or jeans.

For best fit, take time to try the piece on as you go. Also, the pattern contains several "Modification Notes" which are opportunities for you to tailor the pattern to your own body. These notes will walk you through, for example, adding length to the body or raising the neckline.


20 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
Check your gauge before you begin.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished length: 21.25[22.5, 23.5, 25.25, 26.25] inches
  • Finished bust: 36[40, 44, 48, 52] inches


  • Yarn: Knit Picks CotLin (70% Tanguis cotton, 30% linen; 123 yards per 50g skein); 24135 Glacier; 8[8, 9, 10, 10] skeins
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm): 16-inch Circular AND
  • US 5 (3.75 mm): 24-inch Circular AND
  • US 5 (3.5 mm): DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (at least 4 of which are locking/safety-pin type)
  • 1 small hook and eye