Easy breezy boxy cardigans are everywhere this spring- but they’re anything but new.
The basic kimono cardigan is really a series of different size rectangles sewn together. The shape was borrowed from woven garments where the size was originally dictated by the width of the weaver’s loom. A beautiful handwoven cloth is a precious thing, so there is minimal cutting into the fabric and no shaping (shaping= wasted fabric).
As old as this style is, it feels really fresh this season. Bonus for us knitters, this can be the easiest sweater to knit suitable for a beginner or a blank canvas for a designer to have fun with.
From left to right: Penstemon, Gwendoline, Sibilla, Calpe
Or there is this beauty, Mallow from the Knit Bits free pattern archive
2 thoughts on “Amy’s Thread: Spring Cardis”
As a knitter that needs direction, is there a pattern for the kimono cardigan? I love it!
It depends on what you’re looking for, but all the patterns featured in this post are linked or you can browse the full Berroco pattern line here http://www.berroco.com/pattern-listing/all/0/all/all/all/all/all/all/all/all