Skip to main content

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


  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.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Salut Chéri! Beret Pattern.

Here is the pattern for the berets I've knitted. The name for the beret is from the t-shirt I was wearing when I took the project photos of the first beret for Ravelry. I thought the name suited the beret, since it's quite classical take on the hat that has become the icon of everything French. Happy knitting! Salut Chéri! You need:  yarn: 105-125 m (114 - 137 yards) worsted weight yarn. The sample was knitted with Novita Joki ( 104 m or 114 yard per 50g) needles : 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm (US size 4 and 6) circular needles (40 cm or 16 inches) size 4.0 mm (US size 6) DPNs 6 stitch markers , one of a different color to indicate the beginning of the round Gauge : 10 sts and 16 rounds = 5 cm (2 inches) in straight Stockinette stitch with 4.0 mm needles Cast on 88 sts on 3.5mm circular needle. Join in round, careful not to twist the stitches. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round. Knit in straight Stockinette stitch (knit all

Saving A Curling Scarf.

Don't you just hate it when a piece you've spent hours working on doesn't turn out the way you imagined it? It looks like this... ...when it should be more like this. After just a couple of rows into the Trellis scarf I noticed the cast on edge started to roll upwards ever so slightly. As I continued to knit the curling got worse and worse until it seemed to calm down when the scarf measured 10 cm or so from the CO edge. I didn't really stress much about it thinking it would be easily fixed later on and continued to knit further. Halfway through knitting the scarf I faced another problem with the scarf. The CO edge still rolled up and now the sides started to curl inwards. So badly that the scarf lost more than half of it's width. I hate it when it happens. If this was something I designed myself I could maybe live with the mistake, but when it's a pattern that is published I would assume such things would have been fixed. Or at least

Cloud Mittens - the Pattern part 1.

This is so long overdue, but I have now finally managed to write down the pattern for the Cloud mittens. Here it is, my Christmas present to all you guys! Enjoy! CLOUD MITTENS ( Here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry ) You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g)  Needles : a set of 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) DPNs or circular needles if you prefer Magic Loop method like me Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 5 cm (2 inches) To fit an average woman hand Intermediate knitting skills required LEFT MITTEN Cast on 54 stitches loosely on size 2.5 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle if you like knitting with magic loop method like me. I used the long-tail method to cast on. You can place a marker (beginning of the round) if you want, the