Akeley Kit

Lead designer: Tuulia Salmela

Akeley, your essential summer cardigan. Knit with Reed and Twig, you’ll discover why this combo is a favorite. It’s easy to knit, wear, and love.



PDF pattern of Akeley


XS: 6 Skeins Twig, 5 Skeins Reed
S: 7 Skeins Twig, 5 Skeins Reed
M: 7 Skeins Twig, 6 Skeins Reed
M/L: 8 Skeins Twig, 6 Skeins Reed
L-XL: 9 Skeins Twig, 7 Skeins Reed
XXL: 10 Skeins Twig, 8 Skeins Reed

Build Your Own Kit

Interested in a different color? Pick your favorite color of Twig and Reed and add a copy of the pattern to your cart to build your own kit!


Size 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needle
Spare size 6 needle for 3-Needle Bind-Off


Stitch holders
Stitch markers 
Optional locking st marker
Tapestry needle

Skill Level

Easy +


XS (S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL) To fit bust size 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)”

Finished Dimensions

49 (51, 53, 55, 57, 61, 65)” bust circumference
23.75 (24.25, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.75, 26)” back length from shoulder
Model is 5’ 9” wearing Size S with approx +17“ ease in the bust and +16” ease in the hip


Akeley, a generously shaped boxy cardigan, is worked flat from the bottom up with one strand of Reed and one strand of Twig held together throughout. Akeley is knit in three pieces: the back and fronts are worked even to the underarm, then increased to form the curve of the underarm. Stitches are cast on for the sleeves, which are shaped with short rows and are worked simultaneously with the back and fronts. The pieces are seamed at the shoulders with 3-Needle Bind-Of f, the side seams are sewn together with mattress stitch, and finally, the back neck is finished with a narrow trim.

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