Mimi Cardigan

Interpretations Vol. 8 is here! This year brings you the charming 8th collaboration between Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki. This collection includes six themes, six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes.

In 2021 we continued to work together virtually. We found this to be a great opportunity to show you a bit of our home countries. We did the photoshoots separately in our respective major cities: Helsinki and Buenos Aires. 

 

You can read all about our work together here: www.interpretationsbyjojiandveera.com

 

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This is a basic cardigan with a few details that make it unique. It is built from the top down, seamlessly and in one piece, with raglan shaping. The top of the sleeve has a pleat that gives it a soft, balloon shape, with a modern-but-vintage feel. This design can be worked in just one color, but I used mohair yarns in a gradient to achieve a faded effect from top to bottom.

 

A few of the designs in this book were inspired by people we know and love. **Mimi** is named after a very sassy aunt, who was always encouraging and excited about our adventures in making. Mimi kept a treasured stash of vintage buttons and, when I finished this cardigan, I was the lucky recipient of the perfect little red buttons for it. I couldn’t think of a more perfect name; Mimi was fun and cheerful and this cardigan is an homage to her.

 

**SIZES**

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). Shown in size 3 on a 35” bust.

Finished bust circumference: 32¾ (36¾, 40¾, 44¾, 48¾, 52¾, 56¾, 60¾, 64¾)” [82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 162) cm]. Recommended ease: 2-5” [5-12 cm] of positive ease.

 

**MATERIALS**

Yarn: 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 12, 12, 13) skeins of Impression by Madelinetosh (70% mohair/30% Silk; 420 yards [384 m] / 50g), or approx. 1722 (2121, 2436, 2730, 3066, 3486, 4074, 4326, 5040) yds [1574 (1939, 2227, 2496, 2803, 3187, 3724, 3955 4608) m] of laceweight yarn, double stranded. You will need:

1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skein(s) in color 1, 294 (357, 420, 504, 630, 798, 924, 1050, 1134) yds [267 (327, 384, 460, 576, 730, 844, 960, 1036) m]. Shown in colorway Pop.

2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins in color 2, 504 (630, 714, 777, 840, 924, 1050, 1134, 1344) yds [460 (576, 652, 710, 768, 844, 960, 1036, 1228) m]. Shown in colorway Blood Runs Cold.

2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins in color 3, 504 (630, 714, 777, 840, 924, 1050, 1134, 1344) yds [460 (576, 652, 710, 768, 844, 960, 1036, 1228) m]. Shown in colorway Fatal Attraction.

1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skein(s) in color 4, 420 (504, 588, 672, 756, 840, 1050, 1008, 1218) yds [384 (460, 537, 614, 691, 768, 960, 921, 1113) m]. Shown in colorway Coquette Deux.

You can replace the double stranded mohair with a single strand of DK-weight yarn, but you will not be able to use the marling technique to create the gradient effect.

Needles: US 6 [4 mm] at least 32” long and US 4 [3.5 mm] circular needles, at least 24” long.

Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, pins, 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7) buttons, approx. 5/8” [1.7 cm] wide.

 

**GAUGE**

21 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] on US 6 [4 mm] needles in Stockinette stitch using 2 strands of yarn, after blocking.

Mimi Cardigan

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