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Definitely Not Yuk-i!



For a while now I've been on the search for the perfect basic cardigan pattern. You know the kind of cardigan that works with everything you have in your wardrobe and in every occasion and you just keep reaching for it day in day out. I already found one perfect cardigan pattern - the Exeter by Michele Wang - and you've probably read me praising it on this blog already more than once. However, I think the Exeter is a bit too "busy" with all the cables and lace, to be considered a "basic" knit - it takes the attention away from everything else you wear (in a good way that is). It's more of a statement piece than a basic, despite the gray shades I knitted mine with.

When I saw the Yuki cardigan by Lori Versaci, I immediately knew it could be the one. The original design is knitted with two colors and two different yarn weights held together, but I decided to make mine monochrome black and substituting the yarns for just one strand of DK weight yarn.

I think this cardigans has all the makings of a wardrobe staple! It has the same feel and basic shape as the Exeter but without all the extra patterning. That doesn't mean the Yuki cardigan would be plain or boring, quite the opposite actually. It has lovely but subtle design elements such as i-cord edgings and an interesting tuck-stitch pattern around the hems and the from panels. I also love the loose boyfriend fit and the shawl collar. And did I mention I'm a sucker for pockets?


Pattern: Yuki by Lori Versaci
Yarn: Drops Cotton Merino #02 black
Needles: 3.5mm



Comments

  1. That cardigan looks so comfy and classic, very smart of you to go with a great navy- it's wear-with-everything! I especially love the pockets and sleeve details.

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