One of the first patterns that caught my eye in our issue 5 was Sus Gepard's Scandinavian Spring cardigan. This light, airy cardigan combines two yarn bases: one with merino and silk and the other with kid mohair and silk. Here at the Laine HQ we've been wanting to knit everything with mohair lately, so this cardigan seems like a perfect knit. It is light enough to knit during the warm, sunny summer days but it's also warm enough to be worn during all four Northern seasons.
The sample is knitted using Kid Seta (70% finest super kid mohair, 30% schappe silk) and Wild & Soft (40% wild tussah silk, 60% merino wool), both by Gepard Garn.
I thought I would share some of the yarn combinations I've been thinking about for this cardigan. I might pick a hand-dyed mohair, something like Moel View Yarn's Veld and combine it with a solid-coloured rustic wool, such as BC Garn's Bio Shetland, to get a subtle colour change and an interesting, beautiful and timeless texture. We're all huge fans of Isager yarn and their Silk Mohair might be one of my all-time favourite yarns. You could combine that together with their Highland Silk, Highland Wool or Tvinni to knit a true wardrobe staple. We've also used Sandnes Garn Tynn Silk Mohair and Ito Sensai many times and can recommend them both! If mohair is not your cup of tea you could also substitute it with a lightweight alpaca yarn to get a similar effect.