Twylem

Twylem is an elegant yet cozy, slightly oversized cardigan featuring cascading cables, reverse stockinette or classic stockinette*, and multidirectional rib details which all come together to create a beautiful balance of complementary textures.

This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down using set-in sleeve construction. Beginning with collar extension pieces which will later be joined at the center back neck using a three-needle bind off, the yoke and bodice are knit first to the bottom hem. Stitches are then picked up along the front edges of the sweater for the Collar lining and bottom ribbing. Finally, stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves, which are initially shaped with short rows and then worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.

Picture tutorials for the Invisible Provisional Cast On and for the seaming technique used for the collar, as well as links to the accompanying YouTube video tutorials, are included.

*This pattern purchase is for two PDF files, one containing instructions for the original, reverse stockinette stitch version (shown in gray), and the other for the stockinette stitch version (shown in cream).

SKILL LEVEL 
Intermediate/Advanced

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
At high bust, collar overlapping: 30 ½ (32 ¼, 34 ¼, 36, 38, 39 ¾, 41 ¾, 43 ½, 47 ¾, 51 ½)” / 77 (82, 87, 91, 97, 101, 106, 110, 121, 131) cm

Finished Measurements noted represent the circumference of the finished knitted piece at high bust (the circumference of your chest at underarm level) when worn closed and collar is overlapping. When worn open, cardigan will have positive ease. In order to achieve the fit as recommended, choose a size with a finished measurement that is approximately 2” (5 cm) smaller than your actual bust measurement.

YARN 
1123 (1200, 1288, 1365, 1452, 1530, 1617, 1695, 1882, 1907) yards / 1027 (1097, 1178, 1248, 1328, 1399, 1479, 1550, 1721, 1744) meters worsted weight yarn.

For Optional Belt: 116 (120, 125, 128, 132, 136, 140, 143, 151, 159) yards / 106 (110, 114, 117, 121, 124, 128, 131, 138, 145) meters of the same yarn.

Cardigans shown in 32 ¼ (82 cm) size. Gray cardigan shown in Hermosa Fiber Company Hermosa Worsted Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 200 yards (183 meters) per 115 gram (4.06 oz) skein in colorway ‘Sterling.’ Black and Cream cardigans shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 200 yards (183 meters) per 100 gram (3.5 oz) skein in colorways ‘Onyx’ and ‘Antler.’

NEEDLES

  • US 8 (5 mm) circular needle, 32” (81 cm) or longer
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (81 cm) or longer
  • (1) Additional US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle of the same length, OR (1) 60” (152 cm) circular needle
  • Appropriate US 8 (5 mm) needles for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round or flat
  • (3) US 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles, 8” (20 cm) long, for working three-needle bind off

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

GAUGE 
17 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, using larger needles, after blocking

NOTIONS

  • (2) Double-ended stitch holders
  • (2) Stitch markers, color A
  • (2) Stitch markers, color B
  • (1) Stitch marker, color C
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn