Featuring a knit and purl take on woven seersucker fabric, Dunes is a light cardigan that is both warm and breathable, making it an ideal companion during the changing seasons. Short dolman sleeves keep the piece simultaneously sleek and comfortably oversized, while the overall textural pattern reads like grains of sand under a magnifying glass. Knit with Arbor in the color Degas, Dunes bears the ephemeral quality of a sunset casting its warm, pink glow, but Arbor’s full color palette provides ample inspiration for taking this piece to a different feel and spirit.
This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up to underarms, then fronts and back are worked separately. Shoulders are sewn together. The cuffs are picked up and worked circularly and the collar is picked up and worked back and forth. The Dunes stitch pattern may be worked from either charts or written instructions.
Skill Level 3 of 5
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are both charted and written.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
Size B (for Ribbing)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: