Dionaea Muscipula Cardigan by Sloane Rosenthal

Dionaea Muscipula Cardigan

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in rev St st on larger needle; 27 sts and 28 rows = 4" in charted patt on larger needle.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1476 - 1968 yards (1350 - 1800 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 47¼)" circumference at underarm, with fronts overlapped 3". Cardigan shown measures 36", modeled with 1" of positive ease.
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The Dionaea Muscipula Cardigan’s dramatic stacked cables grow out of ribbed trims in this sophisticated cabled cardigan, evoking both biological and architectural elements. A reverse stockinette-stitch body lets the cables pop and keeps the garment manageable; careful cable placement ensures a flattering finished object. A longer length makes this a versatile piece for both the office and the weekend. The cardigan is knitted from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, and tailored shoulders anchor the fit and ease the finishing.

Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 47¼)“ circumference at underarm, with fronts overlapped 3”. Cardigan shown measures 36”, modeled with 1” of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud (70% undyed merino wool, 30% baby alpaca; 164 yd / 3½ oz): #1804 bunny, 9 (9, 11, 11, 12) skeins.

Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 27 rows = 4” in rev St st on larger needle; 27 sts and 28 rows = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.


  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The shoulders are shaped using the “English tailoring” method, which shifts the shoulder seam toward the back instead of on top of the shoulder. This means that the front armhole is longer than the back.
  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.