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You’ve asked me millions of times, “Marta, please, knit clothing in adult sizes, too!” and since your wishes are my commands, today I’m bringing you a tutorial to make yourself a Knitted Mohair Cardigan so you’ll be wearing the latest trend in fibers.
I’ve called it CLOUD CARDI, because clearly, it’s a cloud! Light, soft, fluffy, and delicate. 😍
This project has tons of pros that I’m sure you will love:
It’s knitted with only one 600 meter ball.
You read that right! With only one ball that costs just over 10€, you’ll have enough to knit yourself an entire mohair cardigan!
You will knit your cardi at a price of laughter.
We all know that hand-knitted adult garments normally require many balls of yarn, meaning they can get over budget. Your Cloud Cardi, with its one ball, will be the best friend to your wallet!
It weights only 100 gr. and it’s warm enough to go to the Pole with.
It feels like you’re wearing nothing on top, because it’s not heavy, but this doesn’t prevent it from being an excellent way to stay warm.
You’ll use thick, 7mm. needles.
This means you’ll make it in the blink of an eye! It’s a project especially of interest for those of us who want to see the results quickly and wear our knitted garment as soon as possible.
Techniques and abbreviations to Knit a Mohair Cardigan
- Cast on
- Knit (k)
- Purl (p)
- 1×1 rib stitch
- Fisherman’s Rib Stitch
- Bind off
- Knit 2 stitches together (k2tog)
- Pick up stitches
10 x 10 cm = 10,5 stitches x 9 rows in Fisherman’s Rib Stitch
- 1 skein of Fashion Kid Light de Schachenmayr.
- 7 mm straight knitting needles.
- 1 stitch holders or waste yarn
- Tapestry needle
How to knit the Mohair Cloud Cardi – One size –
1. Knit the back of the knitted mohair cardigan
We will start knitting from the bottom of the back side and go up to the shoulder area.
First, cast on 67 stitches and work 3 rows in elastic stitch 1×1. From the 4th row, we will start knitting Fisherman’s Rib Stitch. This is a type of stitch that comes out very fluffy, and the wrong side will look as pretty as the
You can learn to knit Fisherman’s Rib Stitch by following this video:
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You should knit until your piece measures about 50 cm from the base.
2. Knit the first front piece
At this point, we will divide our work, and we’ll separate stitches to create each of the front pieces and the base of the neckline. For this, knit 23 stitches (corresponding to one of the front sides) and place them into a stitch holder.
Bind off the 21 middle stitches, which will be the base of the neckline and finally, knit until you reach the end of the row. You should have another 23 stitches in order to keep making the other front piece.
Work those 23 stitches, the same rows that you made for the back, and finish with 3 rows using 1×1 rib stitch.
3. Knit the second front piece
Resume the stitches on hold for the other front piece and knit in the same way as you did the
4. Polish the ends of the front pieces
Once you have knitted the two front pieces, pick up all the stitches along the borders of the front pieces and the neck in the following way: *pick up 4 stitches, skip 1 stitch*, until the end.
When you have all the stitches, work 5 rows in 1×1 rib stitch and bind off all the stitches.
5. Knit the sleeves
We will knit the sleeves of our mohair stitch cardigan as separate pieces, and we will sew them to the body once they are finished.
To make the sleeves, cast on 67 stitches and work 68 rows in Fisherman’s Rib Stitch (or until the sleeve measures about 35 cm.).
Next, we will knit some decreases to form the cuff of the knitted cardigan.
You should begin to knit these decreases in the odd row (the knit row).
Row 69. *k2tog* until the end. You will get 33 sts.
Row 70. *p1, k1 Fisherman’s Rib Stitch* until end.
Row 71. *k3, k2tog* until the end. You will get 27 sts.
When you have finished with the decreases, work 15 rows in 1×1 rib stitch and on the 16th, bind off all the stitches.
Crochet the other sleeve in the same way.
Sew the sleeves to the body of the mohair cardigan
Once the two sleeves are finished, sew them to the body of the mohair cardigan.
It’s that easy! In very little time you’ll have your mohair CLOUD CARDI ready to wear with pride.
One last warning, it’s so irresistible that each time you wear it, people are going to touch it and they’re going to ask you for it again and again! 😜
I would love to hear your opinion in the comments below and, of course, if this tutorial has been useful to you or inspired you, I hope you’ll share it with everyone!
If you decide to make your own Knitted Mohair Cardigan, you can show off the result on social media using #CloudCardi and #CreativaAtelier.
Please, respect the designers and their intellectual property. The pattern is for personal use only. Do not distribute copies in physical or digital formats. Using this pattern to make products for sale, workshops, or any other commercial activity is not permitted. If you have a question about what you can do, please write to me at [email protected]