Trapezoid /

Kirsten Johnstone

A quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel sides. An asymmetrical cardigan with a dynamic shape, Trapezoid is a modern sweater perfect for layering throughout fall and winter. The body is knit with Merino Alpaca in twisted stockinette, lending a subtle texture to the smooth fabric. The fitted ribbed sleeves are knit with a finer weight (your choice of Sock, Staccato, or Cima).

Yarn /

Specs /

Sizings (m, l, xl, 2xl); to fit bust approx. 32-34, (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)"
Gauge17 sts & 24 rows = 4" in twisted st st on larger needles with yarn a; 36 sts & 40 rows = 4" 2x1 rib on smaller needles with yarn b
Yardage7-10 skeins merino alpaca & 4-5 skeins sock OR 4-5 skeins staccato OR 3 skeins cima
Needles2 (2.75mm), 6 (4mm), & 9 (5.5mm) circular needles
NotesBody is knit in Yarn A, in twisted st st from side to side beginning at wide end. Sleeves are knit cuff up in Yarn B in 2x1 rib. Both pieces are knit flat.

Errata /


The correct needle sizes are as follows:
Size 2 (2.75mm) straight needles for sleeves
Size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 24” or longer, “smaller needle” for front edgings
Size 9 (5.5mm) circular needle, 24” or longer, for sweater body

The correct gauges are as follows:
17 sts & 24 rows = 4” in Twisted St st with Yarn A on size 9 (5.5mm)
36 sts & 40 rows = 4” in 2x1 rib with Yarn B on size 2 (2.75mm)

Front edgings are worked with size 6 needle. Body is worked with size 9 needle. Sleeves are worked with size 2 needle (or size needed to obtain gauge).