Chanson by Leah Prestamo is a drop-shouldered, deep V-neck cardigan with a pretty lace pattern at the hem and cuffs. This cardigan has a beautiful modern vintage feel, with a subtle, tonal marled fabric created by holding Cirro in shade Seraphic together with Cumbria Fingering in shade Scafell Pike. Chanson was designed to be a relaxed cardigan with a low v-neck and button closure. The cardigan is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed.
Leah has also designed a cowl to accompany the cardigan, which is worked in the round to create a doubled fabric for a substantial neck warmer, and is easily adjusted to accommodate more or less leftover yarn from your cardigan project!
Chanson is part of the Better Together collection, six stunning knitting pattern designs from three fabulous knitwear designers.
- PDF of Chanson Cardigan knitting pattern
- 4-6 hanks of The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering yarn (depending on your size)
- 5-7 hanks of The Fibre Co. Cirro yarn (depending on your size)
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% Merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair; 300 m (328 yd) per 100 g hank) in Scafell Pike – 4 [4: 4: 5: 5: 5: 5: 6: 6] hanks.
The Fibre Co. Cirro (40% Suri alpaca, 40% organic cotton, 20% Merino wool, 225 m (246 yd) per 50g hank) in Seraphic – 5 [5: 5: 6: 6: 6: 7: 7: 7] hanks.
The photos show the original design in the Cumbria Fingering shade Scafell Pike and Cirro shade Seraphic. Choose one shade of Cumbria Fingering from the first set of colour swatches above titled ‘Select Cumbria Fingering Colour’ and choose one shade of Cirro from the second set of colour swatches above titled ‘Select Cirro Colour’.
Sizes and measurements:
1 [2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9]
The given sizes are called 1-9 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
Garment chest circumference (at underarm): 91.5 [102: 115: 127.5: 135.5: 142: 152.5: 165.5: 178] cm (36.75 [40.75: 46: 51: 54.25: 56.75: 61: 66: 71] in)
Photographs show the garment knit in Size 3 on a model with a chest circumference of 86 cm (34 in).
Needles and notions required:
- 3.75mm (US 5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or one size down from needle used to obtain gauge)
- 4mm (US 6) 60 cm (24 in) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- 3 22mm (3/4 in) buttons
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- Darning needle
- Sewing needle for attaching buttons
This is an advanced beginner pattern. For more specs go to the Chanson Cardigan pattern page.