Hakone 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 Hakone and instructions on how to create it.
Hakone is an understated, wearable cardigan that brings a little bit of luxury into our daily lives. The sample is worked in a beautiful fingering blend of wool, cashmere, and silk; it matches the design beautifully and the sweater is both polished enough to wear for special occasions and soft enough to wear every day.
The 3/4 notched sleeves and tailored shaping nicely counterpoint the worn-open style and make the sweater incredibly versatile: It can be dressed up or down, works when worn with both close and more relaxed fits, and is a great choice for any season.
Hakone is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. It’s shown here on Beth in an “hourglass average fit” with an hourglass silhouette, but is available with a straight silhouette and other fits as well.
Your own customized version of the Hakone pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. I recommend sticking with a fingering-weight yarn with some silk to preserve the look of this design.
I used Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ delicious Sunna yarn for this sweater. The wool/cashmere/silk blend is lightweight but warm, and has both a lustrous glow (from the silk) and a terrific bloom (from the cashmere). It elevates the sweater into an incredible daily hug that you can’t wait to put on.
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, you’ll need approximately 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) hanks of Sunna for this design.
Hakone is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. The sleeves are worked in two pieces which are then joined to form the notches. The neckline is picked up and worked in 3×2 ribbing after seaming.
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