Hudson Cardigan by Hooked on Tilly

Hudson Cardigan

February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in Cluster Stitches
6.0 mm (J)
4.25 mm (G)
1900 - 2650 yards (1737 - 2423 m)
XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL
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Today I have a unique garment for you all, the Hudson Kimono uses a textured stitch called the “Soft Cluster” once blocked gives a BEAUTIFUL drape and gorgeous look. I discovered this stitch when my Father in Law found a crochet stitch book in his storage room. I am sadly the only one in my family who crochets or knits, but on the bright side I was instantly given this amazing book!

I know it’s been a hot minute since my last garment design, but I really wanted to take a step back and learn a new way to convey my points when writing my patterns. I know it can be seriously frustrating when you just don’t understand what a designer is instructing within their pattern. You will notice schematic’s showing up in my designs from this point, hopefully they help to give a better idea on what the pattern is trying to convey.

The best part of this kimono is you can choose to crochet or knit the ribbing. I’m a big fan of the good old fashion 1x1 knit rib. Different from anything you’ve seen before? Maybe. Totally nifty? I think so! Not a knitter? No big deal, just follow the crochet instructions. If you know both crafts this project is a great way to showcase both skills.