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Oneiro Cardigan

Job type Test knit

Please only apply if you agree with all the testing requirements! Thank you! :)

ONEIRO is named after the Greek word for dream ("oneiros") and truely lives up to its name. Worked entirely from silk mohair, it's as light and floaty as a cloud and hugs you like your warmest, favorite blanket. Meanwhile the soft and dreamy color gradient makes it a real statement piece in your wardrobe.

ONEIRO was first published in Pompom Quarterly Issue 40 "Dreamscape" in spring 2022 and I am very happy that I can now offer it to you as an individual pattern.

ONEIRO is all about playing with colour and the number of colours used can be chosen freely. I knit two versions of ONEIRO: the pink and orange version is made from a gradient yarn that does all the fading for you, while the cream and lilac version is created from three monochrome colors that are faded into each other while knitting. This pattern includes detailed instructions how to achieve the fade, no matter how many colors you want to use. This makes ONEIRO the perfect stash busting project in which you can use as many mohair leftovers as you like.

ONEIRO is worked flat and sideways in two pieces, working from the sleeve cuff towards the center back. Once the sleeve has been worked, additional stitches are cast on for the front and the back panels and the neckline is shaped with decreases. When both sides are complete, they are joined at the center back with a Three Needle Bind Off. The cardigan is finished off with a beautiful double-knitted hem and front edging.

Short rows are used throughout so that the same row gauge can be achieved for the cable pattern and the brioche stitch pattern; for every 4 rows of the Cable Pattern, 6 rows of brioche are worked. The wrap & turn method is used but wraps should not be picked up on subsequent rows; work wrapped sts as regular sts. To lengthen or shorten the cardigan, when working the Front and Back Panels cast on 2 sts more / less on each side for every 1.5cm / ½" you wish to add or subtract from the length.

I hope you will enjoy ONEIRO just as much as I do! Happy knitting!



Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

Cream and lilac sample: Kid Seta (laceweight; 70% super kid mohair, 30% Shappe silk; 210m / 230yds per 25g ball)
Yarn A: 416 White; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls
Yarn B: 1012 Pastel Indigo; 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls
Yarn C: 1113 Purple; 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls
Yarn A: approx. 1210 (1374, 1490, 1669, 1837, 2035, 2213, 2428)m / 1324 (1502, 1629, 1825, 2009, 2225, 2420, 2656)yds
Yarn B: approx. 637 (725, 784, 878, 967, 1071, 1164, 1278)m / 697 (793, 857, 960, 1057, 1171, 1273, 1397)yds
Yarn C: approx. 1065 (1209, 1311, 1469, 1617, 1791, 1947, 2137)m / 1165 (1322, 1434, 1606, 1768, 1958, 2130, 2337)yds

Pink and orange sample: Rico Design Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk
Colourlove (100g, 265m / 290yds, 72% mohair, 28% silk) in color 4843N
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) cakes


Tech edited This pattern has been tech edited.
Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2023-08-25
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
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Sizes required 1 : Filled!
2 : Filled!
3 : Filled!
4 : 1 testers needed
5 : 3 testers needed
6 : 2 testers needed
7 : 3 testers needed
8 : 3 testers needed
Finished measurements

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
with bust circumference of finished garment:
100 (109.5, 120.5, 130, 144.5, 154.5, 169, 178.5) cm
39.25 (43, 47.5, 51.25, 57, 60.75, 66.5, 70.25) "

ONEIRO is intended to be worn with 12 - 18cm / 4.75 - 7" positive ease around the bust.

See the schematic attached as a picture for all measurements.

Gauge 13 sts and 38 rows = 10cm / 4" in Brioche stitch with larger needle after blocking AND 18 sts & 10 rows = 5.5cm / 2.25" wide and 4cm / 1.5" long in cable pattern (one repeat) on larger needle after blocking.
Charted or written pattern Written
Skills required
  • knit and purl sts
  • working flat
  • Tubular Cast On
  • Brioche
  • working cables
  • working bobbles
  • double knit band
Construction type worked flat and sideways in two pieces
Required or recommended yarn see the end of the pattern description for detail yarn information
Yardage see the end of the pattern description for detail yarn information
Tools required

4.5mm and 4mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with)

A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, a spare needle for the Three Needle Bind Off, 2 stitch markers.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • You can meet the deadline (August 25th 2023).
  • You need to get gauge. Working the pattern at a different gauge is not possible.
  • You do not make changes to the pattern without talking to me first.
  • On August 25th 2023 you have
    • knit the cardigan
    • created a Ravelry project page for it
    • added at least 2 good qualitiy pictures of the worn cardigan taken outside during daylight to your Ravelry project
    • filled out the feedback form here on yarnpond
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Every tester will get:

  1. the updated version of the pattern, when the test is over and the pattern went through a second round of tech editing. 
  2. a 50% discount code that can be used for all my self-published patterns in my Ravelry store. I will send the code out to all testers who met all requirements when the test is over.

The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2023-05-25: Started knitted
2023-06-30: Finished first side
2023-07-14: Finished second side
2023-08-18: Finished whole cardigan
2023-08-23: Created Ravelry project page with pictures and filled out feedback form on yarnpond

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