Twin Set Cardigan by Chiaki Hayashi

Twin Set Cardigan

June 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
980 - 1800 yards (896 - 1646 m)
S (M, L, XL, XXL) - details below
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Note: This pattern is only for the cardigan. The pattern for the matching tank top, “Season” can be purchased separately.

Wear this cardigan on its own or as a twin set with the matching “Season“ tank top.

An easy top-down knit, starting with short rows for a better fit around the neck.
The yoke increases are done with Yarn Overs and Make 1 increases. This yoke design resembles the one from “Season” with diagonal Yarn Overs in the front. If you prefer a simpler design, you can omit the Yarn Overs and increase only with the Make 1 increases.

The pattern comes with a cropped and regular length. If you plan to make this cardigan as a twin set, my recommendation is for the length of the cardigan to be a bit longer than the tank top.

The samples are knitted with Saredo Re-re-ly 100% cotton for spring and Summer. For colder seasons this can be also be knit beautifully in a soft merino yarn or even cashmere.

I used to own multiple twin sets in the late 80’s and
according to an article I found the original style began in the 1930’s with another peak in the 50’s & 60’s.
This is my 2022 twin set :) Still a classical feel, but a fun new take, together with the “Season” tank top. Pairs great with anything from a long gather skirt to super wide-leg jeans.

Finished size S (M, L, XL, XXL)
Chest 37.5 (41.5, 45.5, 48.5, 51)“. 3”~5” positive ease is recommended.

Any yarn works, as long as you get the correct gauge.

  • Cropped length - 980 (1100, 1300, 1450, 1700) yards
  • Regular length - 1030 (1160, 1380, 1600, 1800) yards

Suggested needle sizes.
Linen, Cotton - US #4~6
Wool - US #5~7
You need main size needles and smaller size needles for ribbing.