The Reservoir Cardigan 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 Reservoir and instructions on how to create it.
Who doesn’t love an open cardigan? They’re comfortable, easy to put on and off, and work with a wide variety of styles. Reservoir is shown here in a yarn with terrific drape, long sleeves, and an hourglass silhouette – but as part of CustomFit’s “Basics” line, you can make yours look however you’d like.
Reservoir’s edges are trimmed with a simple 2×2 rib, and it’s available in an a-line, hourglass, straight, or tapered silhouette. You can also change the sleeve and sweater length as you customize your own Reservoir.
Reservoir 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 an “hourglass average fit” with an hourglass silhouette, but is available with other silhouette and fits as well. I don’t recommend going too oversized with an open cardigan, though – they tend to be unstable at very roomy fits.
Your own customized version of the Reservoir pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. This design works well at any gauge.
I used Classic Elite Firefly, which has now been discontinued, for the sample shown. I used the color “Bark”. Firefly is a pretty special linen and viscose blend that you can still find here and there, and it’s one of my favorite warmer-weather yarns.
This design is so flexible, though, that you can use pretty much any yarn you like to create your own. I recommend Hannah Fettig’s excellent app Stashbot for yardage estimates.
Reservoir is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves.