MARTA Summer Cardigan (ENG)

Airy, fluffy cardigan in boxy style made from cosy mohair-silk blend with narrow shawl collar and slim sleeves. Eye-catching details: boxy cut, shawl collar, shoulder line and I-cord hem finishes.

Styling tip: Wear crossed at the waist like a wrap top or combine with a narrow belt


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Number of threads

8,00  inkl. MwSt.


The MARTA Summer Cardigan is an airy Mohair cardigan with a narrow shawl collar and slim sleeves. You can choose between two finishing options (Brioche or I-cord).
The cardigan is knit from the top down, increasing at the shoulders, and picking up stitches along the knit pieces. You start at the back neck with a provisional cast-on, knitting the collar in both directions. You will then pick up stitches along the length of the collar and increase along the shoulders while at the same time knitting short rows to form the back neck (optional).

Once you have worked all increases along the shoulders you will continue the fronts individually up to the armholes before joining the pieces again and knitting them as one down to the bind-off. For the sleeves you pick up stitches from the armhole and then continue to knit in the round.

The top-down approach and the boxy shape of the cardigan make it really easy to adapt the length. You can wear the cardigan open in a very relaxed way, or cinch it in with a slim belt for a more feminine look. The small shawl collar hugs and warms your neck and the fitted sleeves make it easy for you to wear this under a raincoat, which means that you will get lots of wear out of it even in fall and winter.

The pattern comes with detailed schematics that include all relevant measurements, a blank version for your notes and calculations and a technical drawing explaining the short rows in the back.

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SIZES / Measurements

XS (32/34) S (36/38) M (40/42) L (44/46) XL (48/50) XXL (52)
To fit actual bust measurement of 74-82 (82-90) 90-98 (98-107) 107-119 (119-131) cm

The model in the picture measures 164 cm and is wearing size S at a bust circumference of 85 cm.

Measurements of finished garment (see Annex 1)
Back Width: 56 (59) 64 (67) 73 (79) cm
Armhole Depth: 14 (15) 16 (17) 19 (21,5) cm
Sleeve Length: choose between 27 or 38 cm
Total length (from the shoulder): 55 (57) 59 (61) 64 (69) cm

The model in the picture measures 164 cm and is wearing size S at a bust circumference of 85 cm.
For notes and calculations there is a blank schematic (Annex 2) for you to use.

For notes and calculations there is a blank schematic (Annex 2) for you to use.

Pattern and gauge

Basic pattern: stockinette (knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side), knit all stitches when working in the round

In basic pattern with 2 strands on 7 mm in rows or rounds, adjusting needle size if necessary: 13 stitches x 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm

wool and amountS

Silkhair by Lana Grossa (70 % Mohair (Superkid), 30 % Silk appr. 210 m/ 25 g)
Color: “zartlila” (087)
When knitting with two strands this comes down to: 0,24 g/m


Weight, balls, total meterage:

Weight, balls, meterage:
Size XS and S: 150 g, 6 balls, 1.260 m
Size M and L: 175 g, 7 balls, 1.470 m
Size XL: 200 g, 8 balls, 1.680 m
Size XXL: 225 g, 9 balls, 1.890 m
If you choose the shorter sleeves, you will need 1 fewer ball for sizes XS and M.

Choose an even number of skeins when knitting with two strands (round up if necessary); plan more yarn if you would like a longer garment.

(1) Any mohair-silk blend that has a similar meterage (appr. 210 m/25 g).
(2) Brigitte No. 3 by Lana Grossa (40 % Mohair, 37 % Wool, 23 % Polyamide), appr. 100 m/25 g), 1 strand (0,25 g/m)
(3) Manada by Pascuali (45% Superkid mohair, 25% mulberry silk, 15% virgin wool (organic merino), 15% yak wool, 200 m/25 g), 2 strands (0,25 g/m)
Yarn without mohair:
(4) Midnatssol by Camarose (54 % Alpaca, 36 % Tencel, 10 % Wool, 200m/25g), 2 strands (0,25 g/m)
(5) SetaSuri by Lana Grossa (69% Suri Alpaca, 31% Silk, ca. 212 m/25 g) 2 strands (0,24 g/m)


Knitting needle size 6 for the provisional cast-on and a crochet hook to match

Circular needle 7 mm, with 35-40 cm (sleeves) and 80-100 cm cord

For picking up stitches from the collar: Circular needle size 5 mm

For the hems: circular needle 4 mm for brioche and 5 mm for I-cord, with 35-40 cm and 80-100 cm cord


A total of 8 big stitch markers suitable for 7 mm:
– 2 times color 1 – edge stitches fronts
– 4 times color 2 – yoke increases
– 2 times color 3 – marking the short rows at the back neck

2 closing stitch markers, extra cables or waste yarn to put stitches on hold, darning needle


Provisional cast on, binding off, knitting and purling, slipping stiches, I-cord,
M1R and M1L,
German Short Rows,
Picking up stitches (along the neck band and for the sleeves)
Brioche stitches with yarn overs (for the hems) or I-cord

You can also find links for the MARTA Summer Cardigan on

Note, the construction is identical to the V-neck jumper. The Summer Cardigan is only started with a prov. cast on and the neck band has more stitches.

TIP: If you are not familiar with any of the techniques used here, practice on a small piece of knitting, which saves you from annoying unravelling the model.