I-cord cardigan

by Shellie Anderson

Knit with two strands of Cima, Lineal is an ultra soft and versatile cardigan. Parallel I-cord rows anchor the bottom hems while an angled neckline provides modern flair.

Skill Level



Shibui Knits Cima

70% Superbaby Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino
328 yds / 50 g
7 (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins

Shown in Fog


24 sts & 26 rows = 4" in St st after blocking, with 2 strands of Cima held together, on size 7 needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Size 6 (4 mm) DPNs or circular needle, 32" or longer
Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 16" long
Size 7 circular needle, 32" or longer for body


XS (S, M, L, XL)
To fit bust size 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 40.5, 44.5)"


35 (37, 39, 43, 47)" bust circumference
27.25 (27.75, 28, 28.25, 28.5)" back length from shoulder
Model is 5'4" wearing Size S with +4" ease


Body is worked from the bottom up in one piece to armholes, then divided for fronts and back, and worked separately to shoulders. Sleeves are worked from the top down with short row cap shaping. I-cord is used in two ways for this garment: to form clean, finished edges, and to create modern, linear design details.
Hold 2 strands of Cima together throughout.


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