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Hakone is an understated, wearable cardigan that brings a little bit of luxury into our daily lives. The sample is worked in a beautiful fingering blend of wool, cashmere, and silk; it matches the design beautifully and the sweater is both polished enough to wear for special occasions and soft enough to wear every day.

The 3/4 notched sleeves and tailored shaping nicely counterpoint the more casual worn-open style and make the sweater incredibly versatile: It can be dressed up or down, works when worn with both close and more relaxed fits, and is a great choice for any season.

For stability, I recommend working Hakone from the bottom up in pieces, and then seaming. It is mostly Stockinette, and trimmed in 3x2 ribbing; the sleeves are worked in two pieces which are then joined to form the notches. The neckline is picked up and worked in 3x2 ribbing after seaming.

I used Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ delicious Sunna yarn for this sweater. The wool/cashmere/silk blend is lightweight but warm, and has both a lustrous glow (from the silk) and a terrific bloom (from the cashmere). It elevates the sweater into an incredible daily hug that you can’t wait to put on.

Hakone is $12.50 or one credit.

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Pictured in hourglass silhouette. Also available in straight silhouette. Please see our page on silhouettes for a full explanation of silhouettes in Customfit.

Hakone uses the following design choices:

  • Style: cardigan
  • Silhouettes: Pictured in hourglass silhouette. Also available in straight silhouette.
  • Length: Average
  • Sleeves: Three-quarter-length straight sleeve
  • Neck style: Average-width average-width vee neck
  • Neck depth: 2"/5 cm below armhole-shaping start
  • Finishing:
    • Hem edging and height: 3x2 Ribbing, 1¼"/3 cm
    • Sleeve edging and height: 3x2 Ribbing, 3"/7.5 cm
    • Button band allowance: 4½"/11.5 cm
    • Button band edging and height: 3x2 Ribbing, 2"/5 cm