Hakobe by motoko takahashi


October 2020
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1577 - 2416 yards (1442 - 2209 m)
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
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Hakobe is a cardigan with flower pattern. It is knitted side to side, so the flower pattern goes vertically. With a boxy silhouette and moderate ease, it is easy to wear. The floral pattern is feminine and gives a girly atmosphere. Hakobe is a type of wild flower with white petals.

Although a simple knit, some unique shoulder stitches help keep your attention. The Isager Alpaca yarn is soft and light, with the addition of Isagar Silk Mohair for delicacy and beauty. These yarns are perfect for expressing the delicacy and strength of wild flowers.

women’s XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
shown in size S with 6.25 inches/16 cm of ease

Bust: 36.25( 39.25, 42.5, 47.25, 50.5, 55, 58.25, 63, 66.25 ) inches/ 92(100, 108, 120, 128, 140, 148, 160, 168) cm
Length: 19.5(19.75, 19.75, 20.75, 20.75, 21, 21.5, 21.5, 21.75) inches/ 49(50, 50, 53, 53, 53.5, 54.5, 54.5, 55.5)cm


Isager Alpaca 2; 50% Alpaca/50% Wool; 273yd/250m per 50g skein;
MC; color: 40; 4(4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7 )skeins
CC1; color: E7S; 1 skein
CC2; Isager Silk Mohair
70% Mohair/30% Silk; 232yd/212m per 25g skein ; color: 0; 1 skein
Note: CC2 is held double throughout

Yarn Characteristics: The sample uses a 50/50 Alpaca/Wool blend for structure and drape. The Silk Mohair is a common blend and ads a lovely halo to the knitted fabric.

Recommended needle size

always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique

US #3/3.25mm needles for working flat, or size to obtain gauge.
US #2/2.75mm needle for working flat, or size to obtain gauge.


stitch markers
waste yarn or locking stitch marker
five 0.5 inch /13 mm buttons
yarn needle

21 sts/34 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles.
21 sts/ 30rows = 4 inches/ 10 cm in flower pattern with larger needles.
Note: gauge is always taken after blocking.