April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1312 - 2089 yards (1200 - 1910 m)
Bust sizes (inches): XS (33), S (35), M (37), L (41), XL (44), XXL (48)
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Body shaping
You increase for the sides and decrease for the fronts.
Short Row 1 (rs): [this is not a short row. It should just read Row1]

Zunahmen an den Seiten und Abnahmen an den Fronten:
Rh 1 (HR):* [diese ist keine Verkürzte Reihe und muss einfach nur Rh 1 heißen]

Under POCKETS on page 7 there is a blank Row 2 (ws) This is meant to be worked as an ordinary wrong side row: BB, sM, p to BBM, sM, BB, slipping all markers as you pass them.

There are several occurrences of a typo for the ssk abbreviation. It reads ‘skk’ in the pattern, but should be ssk

To clarify for size XL:
In size XL you skip set 2 altogether and move straight to the XL instructions in set 3. Go straight to page 6 SIZES M (L, XL) Increases 3rd set

Fell in love with these floating eyelet lines and some cute details like the eyelet buttonband (allows you to decide for buttons with finishing or even wear it unbuttoned or “wrong” buttoned, my favorite :)).
And of course the almost hidden fair isle part inside the pockets.

The cardigan is worked seamlessly top-down in one piece in Stst, without picking up stitches again.

The pattern comes with the option for the long and the short version.

(There is a hooded version of Naima (accidentally happened, when I wanted to knit a short version sample). If you want to knit this version find the mods here). (please keep in mind, that this version is not tested and I just do my best to make the mods work as an addition to the pattern)


pattern details:

Your actual bust measurement:
chest/bust (cm) 82 (88, 94, 104, 112, 122) chest/bust (inch) 32.3 (34.65, 37, 41, 44, 48)
A loose fit is built into your size (shown in Size S with 2 cm (0.75 in) of positive ease)

6 stitch markers, waste yarn or st holder, spare needle Buttons (Note: with finishing the cardigan you can how many buttons you’ll need (Sample shown 10 Buttons)

A circular needle (and DPNs for the sleeves) in a size to obtain gauge. Suggested size: 4 mm (US 6)
A corresponding size smaller to main needle. Suggested size: 3,5 mm

19 sts x 26 rs = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches in St st with main needle

Rieger Schafwolle 3-fädig (3-ply), (100% wool), 260m (284yds)/100g. Main color: grey
Contrast colors for the pocket lining: white, red. See:

Long version: 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins of Rieger Schafwolle Or 1200/1310 (1300/1420, 1450/1590, 1600/1750, 1760/1930,1910/2090) of a similar yarn.
A little amount of two contrast colors (white, red) for the pocket lining.
Short version: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) Skeins of Rieger Schafwolle or 860/940 (1010/1105, 1160/1270, 1330/1455, 1520/1660,1750/1910)

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (explained in the pattern)
German short rows
m1r/m1l increases
CO stitches (pockets)
Three needles bind off (pockets)
Fair isle working flat (pockets)

Thank you to all the amazing testing pattern parents!!!!!

For pattern support in English or German, please visit the Naima thread in the ANKESTRiCK group. You do not have to be a member to ask questions, however you are more than welcome to join. We’re a friendly bunch :)