Ombré by Tanis Lavallee


April 2022
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Lace ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 4000 yards (1372 - 3658 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 41, 45, 49, 53) [56, 59, 64, 68]”
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Originally published in 2011 this pattern has been updated with extended sizing and with new photos and layout.

This cardigan is simple in construction, yet stunning in impact! I designed this sweater and knit my first sample in 2011 and though I still love the original ombré look I felt that it was time for a refresh. I knit my 2022 version in several sizes larger than my first and held 2 strands of mohair together while forgoing the gradient look of my original. This light as air cardigan is easy to throw on over just about anything and will be the perfect addition to my transitional wardrobe.

Sweater is knit in one piece from the top down - button band is knit at the same time as body for minimal finishing.

32 (34, 36, 38, 41, 45, 49, 53) 56, 59, 64, 68
Pink sample shown with 9“ of positive ease.
Blue gradient sample shown with 1” of positive ease.

23 stitches and 32 rows = 4” square in stockinette stitch with yarn held double. Knit flat, measured after blocking.

Recommended Needles
4mm / US 6 circular needles, 32”-40” / 80-100cm
4mm / US 6 needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round (dpns or magic loop)
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Tanis Fiber Arts Kid Mohair (50g = 459yds) or other lace weight yarn. Yarn is held double throughout.

Pink sample shown features Bisou and Mona Lisa colourways held together.
Blue gradient sample knit with a now discontinued merino laceweight yarn.

Approximate yardage: 1500 (1650, 1800, 1900, 2200, 2400, 2700, 3000) 3200, 3400, 3700, 4000” yds total of laceweight yarn (held double). If you are knitting with 2 colours, you will need half of the total yardage in each colour.

Additional Tools and Materials
Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, 7 buttons (more or less depending on the length of your sweater).