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Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
Calafia Cardigan
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Calafia Cardigan


This pattern is part of VERNAL: Collection of warm weather knitwear book. You can also purchase the book here.

Even the warmest Spring can bring some chilly evenings. The Calafia Cardigan is designed for such an occasion! The long sleeves and cozy Garter stitch shawl collar will keep you nice and comfortable. The minimalistic Stockinette stitch creates the perfect backdrop for stunning sleeve details: the slipped stitch cables, framed by rows of ribbing, appear to float lightly above the surface of the sleeve. Styled with minimal ease, Calafia makes a trim jacket you can wear over summer dresses, tops or t-shirts.

The body of the pullover is worked from the top down which gives you the chance to check the fit every step of the way.


For this design, I chose Miss Babs Kaweah. It is a 100% American superwash Merino wool, it is round, bouncy, and knits into beautifully defined and balanced stitches.



Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL): to fit bust 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54, 56/58)”/71/76 (81/86, 91/97, 102/107, 112/117, 122/127, 132/137, 142/147) сm.

Finished Measurements 

32 (36, 39½, 44, 48, 52, 55½, 60)”/80 (90, 99, 110, 120, 130, 139, 150) cm bust circumference.

Intended ease: 2-4”/5-10 cm.

Shown in size M (39½”/99 cm) on 38”/95 cm bust with 1½”/4 cm of positive ease.



DK weight yarn (approximate amounts): 1240 (1370, 1470, 1620, 1720, 1880, 2040, 2200) yards/1134 (1253, 1344, 1481, 1573, 1719, 1865, 2012) m.

Miss Babs Kaweah (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 280 yds/255 m in 4 oz/115 g), Naked: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.



Size US 6/4 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular and US 5/3.75 mm: 32”/80 cm circular.

Double-pointed needles of the same sizes. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.



Markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch holders, removable markers.


21 stitches and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on size US 6/4 mm needle, after blocking.

28 stitches and 30 rows = 4”/10cm in Cable pattern on size US 6/4 mm needle, after blocking.


• This cardigan is worked flat in one piece from the top down.

• Knitters may consider placing stitch markers between chart repeats.

• Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in the back.

• A circular needle is used to accommodate a large number of stitches.

• Stitch pattern is charted and has written instructions.

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