Please note that Clipper is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of Clipper and instructions on how to create it.
Clipper is the make. wear. love. fall 2017 retreat design for the ever-fantastic Indigodragonfly. Kim is an incredibly inspiring friend to have, and this cardigan gives a nod to her love of asymmetry – the short-row detailing on the sleeve cuff and button band are asymmetrical.
Its worked up in DK Matter in special retreat colorway “Hand of the Herzog” with “Tapenod” as a CC. It features garter stitch trims, a deep V-neckline, and I’ve shown it here in an A-line silhouette. The sleeves are both worked alike, which causes the curved contrast-color piece of the cuff to be on the front of one sleeve, and on the back of the other.
The button band is also worked in an unusual way, in two pieces with overlap at the back neckline. Only the Right Front neck piece is worked with CC wedges; the Left Front is worked entirely in MC. If you’d prefer a more sedate cardigan, you can definitely eliminate the CC (or even the short rows!) entirely.
Clipper is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Amy in a “women’s close fit” and a-line silhouette, but is available with straight, hourglass, and tapered silhouettes and all of CustomFit’s fits for men, women, and children.
Your own customized version of the Clipper pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. This design works well in any gauge from light worsted down to fingering.
I used DK Matter, in MC “Hand of the Herzog” with Tapenod as a CC, for the sample shown.
To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater at a gauge of 6 stitches to the inch, you’ll need approximately 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) hanks of DK Matter in the MC and 1 (partial) hank of CC.
Clipper is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. The cuff and button band details are worked with short rows.
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