Cirriform Cardigan by Emma Welford

Cirriform Cardigan

September 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
750 - 1375 yards (686 - 1257 m)
35.75 [40, 44.5, 48.75, 53.25, 58.75, 63.05] inches
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This pattern is available for free.

Note: Cardigan is designed to be worn with 5-6” of positive ease, due to the overly large fronts.

Sometimes the yarn begets the pattern—such was the case with Berroco Kodiak, an airy bulky weight yarn that caught my eye when it first appeared in my LYS. The alpaca blend is beyond lightweight, almost weightless without sacrificing warmth or coziness.

At first I tried to bend Kodiak to my will by knitting it into an intricate cabled pattern where the softness of the yarn would soften the myriad of cables (in theory, at least). Instead, it felt suffocated. I then turned to macro lace and allowed the unique weightlessness of Kodiak to bloom with generous lattice cardigan fronts.

Perfect for wrapping yourself up in, the Cirriform Cardigan features long asymmetrical fronts and a small lace diamond on the upper back. Named after the type of cloud, this top-down raglan will keep you warm in any atmospheric condition while enveloping you in a cloud of softness and style.

Berroco Kodiak is unfortunately discontinued, so substitute with equally floaty and lightweight bulky yarns in order to reproduce the original cloud-like effect.