Sashiko by Ellen Gill


March 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
935 - 1210 yards (855 - 1106 m)
34"-44" bust
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I have removed all of my patterns from Ravelry as of March 2021 due to the unresolved accessibility issues.

My patterns are available at LoveCrafts here:

The stitch motif on this cardigan has been inspired by the traditional Japanese embroidery style, Sashiko. It consists of simple little cables, which can be worked without the aid of a cable needle if you’re up to it. It’s an involved but intuitive pattern that produces a stunning effect!
The rest of the cardigan is quite simple in contrast - knitted flat, with a scoop neck and half-length sleeves. Smooth merino yarn makes it great springwear.

Sizes available:
To fit 34(36, 38, 40, 42, 44)” bust with 0.5” positive ease.
If you are between sizes, pick the smaller size for the close fit shown in the sample, and the larger for a cardi loose enough to layer up.

Yardage for each size:
1075(1160, 1210, 1295, 1335, 1400) yds

Pattern stitch gauge:
18sts, 32 rws (one repeat) = 2.5” x 3.25” on larger needles