The Contrails Cardigan, designed by Sarah E. Chapman, is inspired by the long white feathery contrails left in the sky as planes pass overhead. Have you ever daydreamed as you watched clouds pass and traced the contrails across the sky?
The Contrails Cardigan is knit with one strand of Marina
(laceweight) and 2 strands of Cabrito
(mohair) in two different colors. Together, the colors are subtle and soft, shifting over the course of the garment. Knit at a larger gauge, the fabric becomes soft and airy and cloud-like.
Knit from the top down seamlessly, the Contrails Cardigan is a garment of simple construction yet timeless silhouette. With Marina’s yardage coming in at 874 yds/skein, only one is needed for any size selected!
We put together a few more color combos to evoke that dreamy airiness the sky inspires.
The sizes of our kits fit the following bust sizes:
Size A — Finished Bust Circumference: 32.5, 35.5”
Size B — Finished Bust Circumference: 40, 44.5, 48.5, 53”
Size C — Finished Bust Circumference: 56, 60.5”
Finished Bust Circumference: 32½ (35½, 40, 44½) (48½, 53, 56, 60½)”
Length: 17¼ (18, 18½, 19) (19¼, 19½, 20, 20½)” from base of neckband to lower edge
Sweater shown measures 40”.
Manos del Uruguay MARINA (100% superwash merino; approx. 874 yds/100 g): 1 sk for all sizes.
Manos del Uruguay CABRITO (80% kid mohair, 20% polyamide; approx. 230 yds/25 g): 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4, 4) sks each of C1 and C2.
Original Color Shown in N0036 Lavanda (Marina), R9024 Kindness (Cabrito C1), and R6966 Tiza (Cabrito C2)
Note: This project is worked with one strand of Marina and two strands of Cabrito held together throughout.
US 11/8mm 16” and 24” or 32” (depending on your size) circular needles and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 10½/6.5mm 24” or 32” (depending on your size) circular needle and double-pointed needles
Stitch holders or waste yarn
11 sts and 16 rows/rnds = 4”/10cm in St st on larger needles using 1 strand of Marina and 2 strands of Cabrito held together.
This button-less cardigan is worked in one piece from the top down. After completing the raglan yoke, the stitches are divided for working the lower body and sleeves separately from the underarms down.
When working the sleeves in the round, you may use your preferred needle choice for small circumferences instead of a 16” circular and double-pointed needles; for example, a long circular needle with the magic loop method, or two short circulars.
This project is worked with one strand of Marina and two strands of Cabrito held together throughout.