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Yawl is part of my "CustomFit Basics" collection - a set of classic garments with simple trims, designed to work in a wide variety of yarns, silhouettes, and fits. Yawl is a riff on a classic kimono-styled cardigan: It features thick garter trims on all edgings, and roomier straight sleeves. Shown in 3/4 length here, they appear only a little kimono-like; at longer lengths, they almost appear belled.

I've closed the cardigan with a single large, statement button - the overlapping this produces in the neckline trim adds to the kimono feel. Keep this look by using a fabric that's on the sturdier side, like I've done - or change it up completely with a fabric that has a lot of drape. Amy is shown here wearing an hourglass average fit.


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

Yawl uses the following design choices:

  • Style: cardigan
  • Silhouettes: Pictured in hourglass silhouette. Also available in a-line, straight, and tapered silhouettes.
  • Length: Long
  • Sleeves: Three-quarter-length straight sleeve
  • Neck style: Narrow-width narrow-width vee neck
  • Neck depth: 3"/7.5 cm below armhole-shaping start
  • Finishing:
    • Hem edging and height: Garter Stitch, 2½"/6.5 cm
    • Sleeve edging and height: Garter Stitch, 3½"/9 cm
    • Button band allowance: 2"/5 cm
    • Button band edging and height: Garter Stitch, 2"/5 cm