The Boho Style Mosaic Cardigan by Irene Lin is one of those stunning knit pieces that will become a timeless classic in your wardrobe. Knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, the cardigan is a heritage piece that will wear beautifully. Shelter is a woolen-spun, worsted weight yarn spun & dyed in the United States from 100% Targhee-Columbia wool sourced from ranches in Wyoming. The yarn is light, yet warm & blooms beautifully after blocking.
Even though it is a large project, the cardigan is very approachable to knit as it is knit seamlessly top-down. The shawl collar is then knit by picking up stitches around the cardigan. We love that the gorgeous mosaic color patterning is just slipped stitches! Each row is only knit with one color at a time, but the strategically placed slipped stitches create the color pattern as you change colors on other rows.
The loop fringe is added at the end & Irene has a demo video link on the Ravelry pattern, so it is easy to watch & learn.
Here are the pattern details to make shopping easy.
S (M1, M2 , L , 2L), Shown in size M2
Finished Body Circumference Measurement (after blocking):
42.5” (47”, 47”, 52”, 56”), Shown in size M2
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
MC -- Snowbound(light gray) / 7 (7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
CC1 -- Almanac(blue) / 1 skein
CC2 -- Sweatshirt (gray) / 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)skeins
CC3 -- Old world(dark blue) / 1 skein
- Size US 7, 40”-60” circular (use finished body circumference to determine)
*needle size may change based on gauge
- Size G-6/4mm crochet hook for loop fringe
The pattern is available to purchase in store and on Ravelry.
The Wool & Co. Team