Naimh (pr. NEEV) by longtime Friend of the Flock Emily Greene, is another signature cardigan design that has all the best “Emily stuff” you’ve come to know and love. Naimh features clever increases and decreases, deep pockets, and 1x1 to 2x2 rib transitions, and tubular cast ons and bind offs for a beautiful and polished finished object. This lightweight cardigan is made in our soft and springy Weld. It’s worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, and the button band is picked up and worked after seaming.

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   Emily Greene
Yarn:  Weld
Skill Level:   3 out of 5
Yarn:  Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz [50 g]): gold leaf, 9 (10, 10, 11, 12) (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10); 31.5 (35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5) (51.5, 55.5, 59.5, 63.5, 67.5)” [80 (90, 100.5, 110.5, 120.5) (131, 141, 151, 161.5, 171.5) cm] finished chest circumference (buttoned). Cardigan shown measures 47.5” [120.5 cm]; modeled with 13.5” [34.5 cm] of positive ease. Suggested ease: + 2 - 14” [5 - 35.5 cm] at chest.

Size A (for cardigan): US 3 [3.25 mm]: 40” [100 cm] circ and spare circ needle for pocket join.
Size B (for button bands and optional tubular cast on): US 2 [2.75 mm]: 48” [120 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Five 0.75” [2 cm] buttons; stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle.

32 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 2x2 Rib on Size A needle, after blocking.

Skills Required: 
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; optional tubular cast on and bind off; chart reading.

About the Designer

Emily Greene is a Portland, Maine-based designer of knitwear and buildings. Her graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Emily’s modern knitwear designs have been published by Laine Magazine, Brooklyn Tweed, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Woolfolk. Through her signature use of diagonal lines and texture, Emily aims to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes. She can be found on both Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits; her knitwear designs can be found on her website,

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