Akeley Pattern

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.


Skill Level

Easy +


Shibui Knits Twig
46% Linen
42% Recycled Silk
12% Wool
190 yds / 50 g
6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

Shibui Knits Reed
100% Linen
246 yds / 50 g)
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Shown in Twilight



18 sts & 27 rows = 4” in St st after blocking, with one strand of Reed and one strand of Twig held together, on size 6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge



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 


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-Off, the side seams are sewn together with mattress stitch, and finally, the back neck is finished with a narrow trim.


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