Fading Aspens

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Thank you to Tayler of Fiber For The People for collaborating with me on this project and providing the gorgeous yarn for the sample. Fading Aspens features the BFL DK base, which was an absolute joy to work with and has an oh so beautiful drape after blocking. If you’re interested and able to purchase some for yourself, I know you won’t be disappointed!

Fading Aspens is a comfy open-front cardigan, worked mainly in reverse stockinette, which fades into columns of twisted knits toward the center front and wide sleeve cuffs. Short row shaping is used to lengthen the panels, and there are pockets as well! This design is meant to have a relaxed or oversized fit, but you may prefer a smaller size with less ease. You can easily customize the body and sleeve lengths, and notes for other modifications are noted throughout the pattern.


  • Intermediate level

  • Written in English and US terms

  • Skills to know: Long-tail cast on, knit, purl, decrease, twisted stitches, slipped stitches, short row shaping, backwards loop cast on, pick up and knit, work in the round, blocking, Kitchener stitch, mattress stitch/seaming

  • You’ll need: US size 6 (4mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), 24-40” circulars recommended, plus 9” circulars or DPNs for pockets, waste yarn for placing stitches on hold, stitch markers, pins for blocking, and a tapestry needle. Knit blockers, blocking wires, and mats are very helpful but not necessary for blocking

  • Approximately 1099 (1230, 1360, 1559, 1697, 1908) [2086, 2245, 2376, 2558] yds / 1005 (1125, 1244, 1426, 1552, 1745) [1907, 2053, 2173, 2339] m DK weight yarn/yarn that works up to gauge; check out others’ projects on Ravelry for more yarn/fiber/color inspiration!

You’ll receive one PDF file containing:

  • Complete written instructions on how to knit Fading Aspens in 10 different sizes (13 total pages)

  • Links to helpful tutorials, including how to attach the pockets

  • A short blocking and finishing guide including schematics

Notes on sizing:

Fading Aspens has been graded and written for 10 sizes, ranging from 31.5-78 in/80-198 cm total finished panel measurement at the bust. This design is meant to have a relaxed or oversized fit, but you may prefer a smaller size with less ease. Sample shown is the size 2 (37 in/94 cm), worn on a 33.5 in/85 cm bust. Since it is an open cardigan, there is a bit more flexibility in choosing a size depending on your desired fit. Full schematic and measurements included in listing photos. Let me know if you have any questions regarding sizing!

Pattern gauge:

4”/10 cm = 20 sts/28 rows in reverse stockinette worked flat

Taken after wet blocking, using US size 6 (4mm) needles

Note: All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.


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Happy Knitting!



**Fading Aspens is property of Courtney Little (Ivy & Autumn). Copyright © 2020. This pattern is for personal use only, and you may not redistribute, sell, or share this pattern in part or in whole, physically or electronically. You may, however, sell finished items you make using this pattern (in small quantities, with written consent via email from Courtney Little of Ivy & Autumn), and credit must be given for the design. A link back to this pattern is also greatly appreciated if selling online. You may not use any of the pattern or product photos for your own resale or commercial purposes.**