Yama Cardigan

Hello!

Continuing with my introductions of the Zen Variation collection, today I want to show you the Yama Cardigan.

YAMA is a Japanese word for ‘mountain’. The cardigan features a flattering cross-over style, using 2 snaps/press studs for closure, a cropped length, deep rib hem, and contrast-colour sleeves.

Zen Variations Yama Knitting pattern by Renée Callahan-

Mountains have a special place in the religious imagination of many different cultures, and in Japan reverence for the sacred mountain is strong. Mt. Fuji has inspired devotion and art for centuries.

On a personal note, I was lucky enough to go to Japan on my honeymoon, and have always had love for Japanese art and design. The beauty of the place and the craftmanship I saw there have never left me.

Japan copyright Renée Callahan

While I was working on the collection, the graphic crossing-over of the Yama cardigan suggested the distinctive brush strokes of a minimalist Sumi-e mountain painting and I emphasized this graphic aesthetic with a contrast-coloured buttonband. The deep ribbing at the hem and cropped length create a flattering shape, perfect for wearing with summer dresses.

Zen Variations Knitting pattern by Renée Callahan-42

Zen Variations Knitting pattern by Renée Callahan-39

SIZES:
79.5 (83, 89, 92.5, 96.5, 102)(110.5, 114.5, 120, 125.5, 129.5)cm or 31.25 (32.75, 35, 36.5, 38, 40.25)(43.5, 45, 47.25, 49.5, 51) ”
The sweater is intended to be worn with 0 to 2.5cm/1” of positive ease.

Yama Cardigan schematic by Renée Callahan

YARN

The Fibre Company Acadia (60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk; 145 yds/133 m per 50g skein) in main colour: Kelp 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5)(5, 5, 6, 6, 6)skeins, contrast colour: Granite3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4)(4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins.

Acadia is a DK weight yarn. Yama uses approximately:

305 (325, 345, 365, 380, 400)(430, 445, 470, 485, 510) total grams

170 (180, 195, 205, 215, 225)(240, 250, 265, 270, 285) MC grams
135 (145, 150, 160, 165, 175)(190, 195, 205, 215, 225) CC grams

490 (525, 570, 595, 625, 655)(700, 725, 770, 785, 830) MC yards
395 (420, 435, 465, 480, 510)(550, 570, 595, 625, 655) CC yards

450 (480, 520, 545, 570, 600)(640, 665, 705, 720, 760) MC metres
360 (385, 400, 425, 440, 465)(505, 520, 545, 570, 600) CC metres

Zen Variations Knitting pattern by Renée Callahan-46

The Zen Variations patterns are for sale individually for £5 and the collection of all 6 sweater patterns can be purchased for £15.

The Yama Pattern:
The Zen Variations:

Happy knitting,

Rx

Note: The Zen Variations were beautifully photographed by Tommy Martin for The Fibre Co.

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