Wave Cardigan

WaveCardieDespite being quite a quick knit, this cardie has been on the needles for a long time!

Wave is from Kim Hargreaves Echoes book. It is knitted with two strands of Kidsilk Haze on one 4.5mm needle and one 9mm needle to create an open lacy texture. I loved how simple it was to knit, but found it rather fiddly on the 9mm rows! I’ve mentioned before that I’m a pit knitter (I tuck the needle under my armpit), but I tend to do my work knitting on straights and personal knitting on circulars – which means I can’t tuck. Changing needle types helps me to avoid RSI, but I really do find chunky circulars fiddly!

It was definitely worth it though! I love how light and warm Kidsilk Haze is and I can see me getting a lot of wear out of it. It was very quick and simple to knit, with very little shaping, making it a perfect project for knit group. I adore this shade – it’s called Trance and I’ve wanted to knit myself something in it since doing a cardie for my mum a few years ago.

Now that I’ve finished Wave, I’m intending to stick with my new year goal of only having one project on the go per category (ie, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting etc). Work knitting doesn’t count right?!

So now I need to finish my Brona jumper before starting my next project which will be Kim Hargreaves Jamie Cardigan from Embrace. I’m not sure I can wait!

Yarn provided by Rowan

6 thoughts on “Wave Cardigan

  1. Love your sweater and the colour! It looks fabulous! Did you change the sleeves at all? I plan to make this and want the sleeves to be normal length for me which would be the same as the pattern schematic; I usually have to add 1.5 to 2″ to pattern sleeve length to accommodate my long arms.


  2. Love your cardi and the colour! Great fit on you. What size did you knit? The pattern schematic measurements show finished size 46” for a size medium 36” bust. I have a 36” bust and am 5’ 8” tall, so generally make size medium. The 46” width is much more oversized than I would normally/generally make, so would be interested in your thoughts on size. Thanks!


    1. I made the smallest size and it’s a great fit apart from on the arms which are a bit snug – so I wouldn’t size down even though that sounds like a lit of ease. The body is loose but because it’s light and floaty it doesn’t feel baggy 🙂


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