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Truss Cardigan.

I've finished another thing this week, namely the Truss cardigan. Which I love by the way! I really like the fit and the simple details on the sides. And the subtle gray yarn I knitted it in (I'm not sure if you can see it in the photos, but the yarn consists of lighter and darker threads of gray plied together, which gives it a softly marled look).

I mentioned in an earlier post that I did some modifications for the sleeves. Here are the changes I made compared to the original pattern:

  • I picked up the stitches for the sleeves from the body and knitted them seamlessly from the top down in a round (I didn't think the seams were necessary since the body didn't have side seams either). 
  • I then finished off the cuffs by slipping the stitches on two needles - all the k stitches on one needle and all the p stitches on another - and used kitchener stitch to graft them together, this mimics the tubular cast on quite well in my opinion.
  • I also picked up more stitches for the collar and did one extra button hole, I think it worked better that way.

Other than that I was quite faithful to the original instructions. Brooklyn Tweed patterns hold a certain standard and this pattern was consistent with that: well-written and all the special techniques were clearly instructed and easy to follow. The end result fits very well and looks similar to the sample photos. I'm really pleased with the way mine turned out!

published in Wool People Vol. 9
Yarn: Drops Cotton Merino #18 medium gray
Needles: 4.0mm, 4.5mm and 5.0mm


  1. I love your Truss! I've been eyeing that cardigan since it came out (those side details!) but there was something about the shape of the front that's been making me hesitate. Now that I see it with the added button, though, I know what it was that was holding me back: The neckline/shoulder seemed to loose for my shape. I love that that extra button gives it a slightly snugger fit without compromising any of the ease. Such a great mod.

    1. Oh I'm happy to hear that you liked my little mod! I really recommend this pattern, I've been wearing mine almost nonstop ever since I got it off my needles, an instant favourite!

  2. This looks great! Those side details are really beautiful.

    1. Thanks, and yes, I also love the sides: how they are at the same time really simple, but also catch your eye!

  3. It's beautiful. I agree with LauraAnne -- those side details are very clever! I don't think I've commented on the blog before but I've been following it (along with your Ravelry makes) for a while. You have a great sense of style, Sari. Your knits balance inventiveness and simplicity so well.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, and so nice to have you as a reader!

  4. Your Truss cardi looks amazing, I love the fit.


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