The Moonflower Cardigan draws its inspiration from designer Cheryl Toy’s creative journey, in her explorations with a simple leaf motif that evolved to include a vine, and then a flower. This motif repeats to form the beautiful circular yoke design featured on this cardigan. With three sleeve variations available – short, bracelet, or full-length – and the added flexibility of optional waist shaping, you have the freedom to customize this cardigan to your preferences. Featuring one-row buttonholes and a lacy pattern with bobbles, this cardigan can be worn as an outer garment with stylish ease. It is knitted seamlessly in the round from the top down using circular yoke shaping. Sleeve stitches are placed on hold while the body is worked in smooth stockinette stitch, finishing with a neat ribbed hem.
Based in the American Deep South, the designer handpicked Luma to make this cardigan because of the suitability of the plant-based fibres for warm-weather knitting. This luxurious blend combines organic cotton and linen with silk and fine Merino wool, offering both warmth and breathability.
- PDF of Moonflower Cardigan knitting pattern
- 7–12 hanks of The Fibre Co. Luma
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
Please note: this kit contains the yarn amounts for the long-sleeve and bracelet-sleeve versions of the cardigan.
The Fibre Co. Luma (50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk, 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g hank) in shade Aizome – 7 (8, 8, 9) (10, 11, 11, 12) hanks. For the short sleeve version – 6 (6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9) hanks.
Photographs show the cardigan in the shade Aizome. Choose from any shades of Luma as shown above.
Sizes and measurements:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)
Finished chest circumference: 91 (101, 111, 121.5) (131.5, 141.5, 152, 162) cm [35.75 (39.75, 43.75, 47.75) (51.75, 55.75, 59.75, 63.75) in]
Finished length from underarm to hem: 35 (35, 34.5, 34.5) (35, 33.5, 33.5, 33) cm [13.75 (13.75, 13.5, 13.5) (13.75, 13.25, 13.25, 13) in]
Photographs show the cardigan with a finished chest measurement of 101 cm (39 in), without waist shaping, and with 4.5 cm (1.75 in) ease.
Needles and notions required:
- 3.25mm (US 3) needles for ribbing: 80 cm (32 in) circular needle for Sizes 1 and 2; 102 cm (40 in) circular needle for Sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and for Magic Loop or set of five double-pointed needles
- 3.5mm (US 4) needles for body and sleeves: 80 cm (32 in) circular needle for Sizes 1 and 2; 102 cm (40 in) circular needle for Sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and for Magic Loop or set of five double-pointed needles
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
- Removable stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- 5/8 inch buttons (9)
- Long Tail Cast-On
This is an advanced beginner pattern and includes both written instructions and a chart.
This pattern is part of a three-piece collection which also includes the Moonflower Wrap and the Moonflower Pullover. You can purchase all three patterns in Cheryl Toy’s eBook Moonflower: A Capsule Collection here.