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

  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Charifa Radji
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Bindweed is one of the 12 modern, playful patterns featured in Issue 5 of Making Stories Magazine.