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With its individual patches, the Pieceful Cardigan is ideal for playing with various colors and textures. It is the perfect garment for our mix&knit concept, because the different yarns yield almost unlimited creative possibilities for making your own very personal cardigan favorite. On October 7th we will all begin the Knit Along together. Everyone knits the same garment, but each in her (or his) very personal, individual version! Download the free Pieceful Cardigan pattern here.
 
We asked several bloggers and Instagram users about their personal inspirations and would like to share these, and the corresponding combinations of colors and yarns, with you here, as a small preview. Each of these cardigans will tell its own individual story.
 
What is your source of inspiration; what is your story? Let yourself be inspired by the bloggers’ ideas and find your own #piecefulcardigan yarn combination, for the #mixandknitkal – we are already looking forward to your photos! 
 
Here is the free pattern download "Pieceful Cardigan" in EN, FR, NL, DE.

 
Inspiried by charming floral pictures and fabrics, Alexandra is knitting a jacket in delicate pinks and powdery shades, to match her new handbag.
 

Soft Shimmer: 00002 pearl; Soft Mix: 00001 wollweiß, 00034 peach; Merino Extrafine 120: 00135 puderrosa, 00103 leinen, 00129 rose pink

 

 
Sabrina is letting herself be inspired by her daughter. She and her daughter love to gather stones together. In her cardigan, she wants to reflect her love for her daughter and their time together, in gray and skin shades.

 

Soft Shimmer: 00002 pearl; Soft Mix: 00090 mittelgrau; Merino Extrafine Silky Soft: 00598 anthrazit meliert; Merino Extrafine 120: 00157 harmony meliert, 00124 teint

 

 
Stephanie loves hydrangeas, fresh blueberries and plums from the garden, the summer sky, Scandinavian lakes, and the ocean… and her jacket will reflect all of these.
 

Soft Mix: 00150 indigo dégradé; Fashion Pieces: 00455 navy dégradé, 00355 navy jaspé 

 

Isabella from Bella Bunt

 

Isabella was inspired to use bright colors by a wonderful vacation memory from India – mani stones inscribed with devotional texts, a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism. 

 

Fashion Pieces: 00139 burgund mélange, 00175 graugrün mélange, 00435 berry dégradé, 00455 navy dégradé; Soft Shimmer: 00056 ice; Merino Extrafine 120: 00122 löwenzahn; 00153 enzian

 

The designer, Tanja Steinbach

 
Originally, Tanja designed the Pieceful Cardigan in shades of gray and black. For the mix&knit KAL she is letting herself be inspired by berry colors and the peaceful atmosphere of a sunset.

 

Fashion Pieces: 00249 cassis, 00448 twilight; Soft Mix: 00036 kardinal; Soft Shimmer: 00046 purple

 
With her cardigan, Nicky wants to reflect the peace and harmony which are radiated by a picture of Buddha-in her living room. The jacket will be knit from light colors, such as beige, cream, and gray.
 

Soft Shimmer: 00002 pearl, 00093 silber; Soft Mix: 00001 wollweiß, 00117 schoko dégradé, 00098 anthrazit; Fashion Pieces: 00104 camel mélange

 

Barbara from Sockshype

 

On a visit to the Baltic, Barbara was especially fascinated by stone walls, with their combination of grays and yellows. The textures and colors can be perfectly interpreted with a patchwork cardigan.

 

Fashion Pieces: 00499 schwarz dégradé, 00191 hellgrau mélange; Soft Shimmer: 00093 silber; Merino Extrafine 120: 00198 anthrazit meliert, 00192 mittelgrau, 00126 gold meliert; Wool 125: 00197 email meliert 

 

Kathi from My.Ling

 

Just like stars twinkle in the night sky, specks of white will sparkle on the jaspé section of Kathi’s blue cardigan - which will match her favorite dress.

 

Fashion Pieces: 00355 navy jaspé; Soft Mix: 00050 indigo, 00150 indigo dégradé 

 

 

Sabine’s colors mirror a winter day on the Baltic - the surf, the sand, stones and shells … wonderful vacation memories, turned into a very wearable knit jacket.

 

Soft Shimmer: 00041 mauve, 00002 pearl, 00056 ice; Soft Mix: 00090 mittelgrau, 00139 bordeaux dégradé; Fashion Pieces: 00202 ecru intense, 00103 creme mélange

 

 

 

What's your inspiration?

Share your ideas and moodboards with our community 

#mixandknitKAL #piecefulcardigan

 

Material and project planning support for the patchwork jacket can be found here.

 

 

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