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HELIX Cardigan


70% Abruzzese wool

Light Fingering (uk 4 ply) weight with 50g – 300m


We longed to knit one of those cardigans that you may put on in mid seasons, and could easily fit any kind of wardrobe.

When Helix by Marianne Munier was released, and we found out  that the gauge would fit perfectly Aestiva held double... it became the perfect choice!

You have nice customization possibilities for this pattern, both length and ease can let  you knit such different pieces.


We chose to pair 2 different shades of Aestiva and have a marled effect for this sample -  PERSEFONE and MOKA - for a dark and earthy combination, but you can use just one shade, still working with 2 strands held together throughout.


The cardi is worked from top down, and is reallly a piece of cake to follow, with this special touch of increases that give a sort of flower-shaped eyelets in the raglan diagonals.


1, (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14).

Bust Circumference: 80, (85, 90, 95, 100) [105, 110, 115, 120, 125] (130, 135, 140, 145) cm

Body Length: 25cm for cropped version / 38cm for long  version, both adjustable


Our sample is  knitted with V neck option in Size 5 and it's 30cm long from armholes


To select the size fitting you best, measure your bust circumference and add the recommended ease. Then, choose the finished bust measurement closest to the previous result. It is up to you to choose a more or less fitted size than intended.




For V neck version like ours  you'll need  FOR EACH STRAND OF YARN ( meaning for Size 5: 3 skeins of  Persefone and 3 skeins of Moka) :

 Aestiva - 70% Abruzzese Wool / 30% French linen  (50g - 300m)

Cropped length: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) [4, 4, 4, 4, 5] (5, 5, 5, 5) skeins

Long length: 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) [4, 5, 5, 5, 5] (5, 6, 6, 7)  skeins



 4 mm for stockinette body and sleeves

3,5mm for ribbings.

 Adjust the needle size to get gauge.




22 sts / 26 rows= 10 cm in stockinette st, washed and blocked.

Please note that this gauge determines the difference from the yarn requirements that  is reported in the pattern

 Marianne  is  devolving  the profits of this pattern to help cancer research, to the association “Fondation ARC”. For more information, visit their website: www.fondation-arc.org/recherche-cancer.

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