fingering weight yarn


Skim, by friend of the flock Cheryl Toy, is a lightweight complement to mild spring weather. Made in our springy + light Weld, this open front, easy wear cardigan features decorative cables at the fronts with easy expanses of stockinette for visual balance. Made from the top down, this elegant saddle shoulder cardigan sits (and stays!) beautifully on the shoulders, meant to pair with everything from a silky slip dress to your favorite trousers and jeans.

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   Cheryl Toy
Yarn:   Weld
Skill Level:   3 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): camel (beige), 8 (8, 8, 9, 11, 11, 12, 12) skeins.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8); 36.25 (41, 44, 47.5, 50.75, 54, 58, 61.75)” [92 (104, 112, 120.5, 129, 137, 147.5, 157) cm], including bands. Cardigan shown measures 36.25" [92 cm]; modeled with 4” [10 cm] positive ease.

Size A (for sweater): Size US 4 [3.5 mm]: 40” [101 cm] circular needle and one set DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Stitch markers (m); cable needle (cn); 2 stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.

26 sts and 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (St st).
21-st cable panel = 2.25” [5.5 cm]

Skills Required: 
Stitch markers (m); locking stitch markers; cable needle (cn); waste yarn or stitch holders; tapestry needle.

About the Designer

From her tiny studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, Cheryl Toy avidly knits, teaches and designs knitwear. A former Set Designer and Art Director for film and television, Cheryl frequently draws on historical references to create engaging knits that focus on simple, timeless shapes. Find Cheryl’s work in several books, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear, and featured in collections by Brooklyn Tweed and Hudson + West Co. Find her at, and on Instagram at @littlechurchknits.

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