Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 491 • Provence Leafy Cardigan

Provence Leafy Cardigan

Baby sweaters are such fun to knit! The small size makes them inherently cute AND quick to knit. Worked from the top down, a ring of leaves circle the yoke of this cardigan. Knit in mercerized cotton Provence, this cardigan will stand up to many wearings and will be out-grown and ready to hand down before it is worn out.

published March 21, 2017


100% Mercerized Cotton
  • 5½ sts/inch on US 5 (3.75 mm) needle
  • 102 yards/50 gram hank
  • machine wash cold, dry flat
  • 27 colors

Provence, one of our signature yarns, is a mercerized Egyptian cotton that knits into a strong and beautiful fabric. Egyptian cotton has two qualities that make it a great cotton yarn: a very long staple (fiber) length and a small diameter. The long staple gives the yarn strength and sheen; and the delicate diameter means that it spins into a soft, smooth yarn. Mercerizing makes a yarn that is stable, takes dye well, and is less likely to shrink.

Featuring Mohala

The easy to knit Mohala tee in Provence is just one of the new designs in our March pattern collection Sail Away.

See all the new Sail Away designs here.

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