New pattern: Inhabit Cardigan

As soon as I finished creating my Inhabit pullover, I knew that linen cardigan would be nice to have as well. So here it is, the Inhabit Cardigan.


Same easy to knit design, this time in Quince Sparrow–also a wonderful linen, though just a teensy bit lighter than Euroflax, so your fabric will be a bit more open. I love the nice drape with linen. Now, if it would only get to be summer!


XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
(Shown in size L with 10 inches of positive ease)

Bust circumference: 41[45, 49, 52, 57, 61, 65] inches
Length: 22[23, 23.75, 24.5, 25.25, 26, 26.5] inches
at center back

24 sts/29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking

• Yarn: Quince Sparrow [100% Organic Linen;
168 yd/155 m per 50g skein]
[MC] Moon; 7[7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9] skeins
[CC1] Blue Spruce; 1[1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skeins
[CC2] Fundi; 1[1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skeins


4 thoughts on “New pattern: Inhabit Cardigan

  1. elithea says:

    so i’m thinking about making a twinset kind of thing with this and the original inhabit. do you think that would work, or would the sleeves be too bunchy?

    • Merri Fromm says:

      As much as I’d love to see you knit both, I don’t know that I’d recommend wearing them together. Both pieces have lots of positive ease (so, extra fabric at the waist) and drop shoulders with generous underarms, I think it would be just too much fabric all bunched up. I would recommend a more fitted shell under the cardigan, and I do wear a tank top under the pullover since the fabric is a little sheer and I’m not interested in showing the world my bra :). But thanks for your question all the same!

  2. Kaygi says:

    Hope you will some day include more fitted shoulders, instead of the dropped shoulders, which are not very flattering for most average to larger figures. I know how to convert the pattern so don’t need any help. But this sweater would be so much more appealing without a seam going around the bicep, and the horizontal vs vertical stretch getting mixed up around the shoulder movement can also feel strange.

    • Merri Fromm says:

      Sorry, no plans for edits on this pattern. I understand your desire for fitted shoulders, but drop shoulders are so easy to fit and make this pattern very simple to knit. But I appreciate your comment!

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