Bindweed by Ksenia Naidyon

Bindweed

Knitting
March 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in worked flat, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1936 - 3423 yards (1770 - 3130 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) | Finished chest circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.5 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4” of positive ease at the bust.
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Bindweed stems, observed during a walk in a Californian spring field, inspired the design of this cropped, open-front cardigan. The muted color and gentle halo give the sweater a soft and natural look. Designed to be worn with approximately 10 cm of positive ease, Bindweed works super well with a variety of outfits from simple jeans to floral dresses, providing the comfort and coziness of a hug wherever the road takes us.

Bindweed is knit from the top down in a seamless raglan manner. The front sections and the back are worked in stockinette, and balloon sleeves are richly decorated with a pattern of intertwined cables and nupps. The side border of the cardigan is knit at the same time with the body and has a small cable running along a few 2x2 rib stitches. The bottom is finished with a folded stockinette hem.
Both the charts and the written row-by-row instructions are provided.

Sizes

  • 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Finished chest circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.5 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4” of positive ease at the chest
  • Side length from underarm: 27.5 (26.5, 24.5, 22, 20, 19, 17, 15) cm / 10.75 (10.5, 9.5, 8.75, 8, 7.5, 6.75, 5.75)”
  • Upper sleeve circumference: 26 (28.5, 31, 34.5, 37, 40, 42, 45.5 cm / 10 (11.25, 12, 13.5, 14.5, 15.75, 16.5, 18)”
  • Sleeve cuff circumference: 15.75 (15.75, 17, 17, 18.5, 20, 21.5, 23) cm / 6.25 (6.25, 6.75, 6.75, 7.25, 7.75, 8.5, 9)”
  • Sleeve length from split point: 46.5 (45.5, 43.5, 41, 39, 38, 36, 34) cm / 18.25 (18, 17, 16.25, 15.25, 15, 14, 13.25)”
  • Model wears a size 4 with 17 cm / 6.75” of positive ease

Yarn

  • One strand fingering weight and one strand of mohair held together throughout the pattern, 885 (980, 1060, 1170, 1270, 1365, 1450, 1565) metres / 965 (1070, 1160, 1280, 1390, 1495, 1585, 1710) yards each
  • Sample sweater yarn: Knitting For Olive Soft Silk Mohair in color Plum Rose (70% mohair, 30% silk; 225 metres / 246 yards per 25 g), Knitting For Olive Merino in color Powder (100% organic merino; 250 metres / 274 yards per 50 g)

Needles

  • 4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
  • 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle two sizes smaller than main needle)
  • Optional: 3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles to work sleeve ribbing without using the magic loop technique.

Gauge

  • 21 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
  • 28 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in cable pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)

Contributors

  • Bindweed is one of the 12 modern, playful patterns featured in Issue 5 of Making Stories Magazine
  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Charifa Radji
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

ERRATA

p. 9, V-neck Shaping, All sizes - edits to the Back stitch count:
You will have completed Row 48 (52, 60, 68, 76, 80, 88,
96) of Chart C. 279 (297, 335, 369, 407, 433, 463, 499)
sts, 36 (39, 45, 51, 57, 64, 66, 72) sts for each front section,
63 (67, 75, 83, 91, 95, 103, 111) sts for each sleeve, 81 (85, 95, 101, 111, 115, 125, 133) sts for back

p.12, Chart A-Right
The red pattern repeat box should be positioned around stitches 4-21, rows 25-32.