Oh, you know how it is — you knit a cowl, you like it, you knit it up again, but this time as a cardigan. Or at least that’s what Hiroko Fukatsu (of Frida fame) did after she’d knitted the Walnut Snood pattern by Kyoko Nakayoshi. The cardigan’s shape was inspired by Michiyo’s Stranger Cardigan and Kazekobo’s Aran Cardigan. For hers, Roko left off the sleeves and simply repeated the snood’s walnut motif up the front and around the shoulders. I say “simply,” but we all know I mean wow.
Thanks to Jo for the tip on this one. And to Hiroko for the photos.
That cardigan is UH. Mazing.
Wow, the pattern..its really amazing. Do you have an etsy or artfire store?? I would definitely like to buy that cardigan.
Hi TheGirl. It’s not my cardigan, unfortunately. I don’t imagine Roko will release a pattern for it, since it’s a mod to a published pattern. But you could certainly leave the sleeves off of either of the two that inspired it and get a similar look.
Oh I don’t know how to knit…so I’ll be sleeveless and neckless.
So beautiful! And such a great idea.
Clever and stunning
I wish I had the patience for something that big. So far, I have graduated to shawls and ponchos…
That cardigan is so beautiful. I would love one myself.
Hi, Shantier. Keep in mind how much gauge matters. There are likely fewer stitches — less overall knitting — in this little sleeveless cardigan, knit in bulky yarn, than in the average shawl or poncho. Don’t be intimidated by sweaters! Just choose your projects wisely if you have patience issues. (I have them, too, so I speak from experience on this one.)
I don’t know so much about knitting (it doesn’t stop me from admiring the beauty it creates) but I was looking at it from a crochet side. Even with bulky yarn that is a bit much. I have skeins for an afghan that is still sitting in the bin because I’m too scared to start! Lol!
A blanket is a big commitment, for sure.
It is but unlike to curl up in one when the days are chilly. Nothing like a big cup of tea, a blanket and some crochet to make my day!
Wow indeed. So skilled.
STUNNING. And a great idea! I’m always scared to do huge mods like that but there are no rules in knitting, right?!
I hope not!
Holy cow, so skilled and so beautiful. I admire you talent, not to mention your patients!
whoa & wow. thanks for sharing!
I hope Hiroko finished that beautiful thing, dropped the needles on the stage, and exited to wild applause!
This is so beautiful! I can definately see myself making this!
My jaw dropped and I may have actually started drooling when this image came up on Pinterest the other day. Then it was so disappointing to realise it wasn’t a pattern (not that I have the knitting chops to attempt such a thing but it would’ve been nice to daydream…) Sigh.
Beautiful work from Hiroko! Echoing the others here that wished this was a new pattern release as I was ready to head over to the page to buy it as well!
OhMyKnittingGoddesses, what a beautiful pattern! (Swoon…)
Not that I’m obsessed by this piece but I guess a less talented pattern-modifier could possibly use Jared Flood’s inversion cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inversion-cardigan) as a base and add cables? I wonder if that would work…