The Fibre Company

Cruel Summer Cardigan Kit

Weight: 350.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Elizabeth Smith
Style: Cardigan
Yarn Weight: DK
Fiber: wool, cotton, linen, silk
Colors None Selected (required)

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Cruel Summer
by Elizabeth Smith

Designer’s Description: 

Cruel Summer is a breezy, dolman-sleeve layering cardi … It’s perfect for throwing on over a tank or tee (even on those steamy hot summer days!). It’s knit seamlessly from the bottom-up and features a lace mesh stitch pattern along the hem and front bands. 

  • Shown in size 2, being worn with approx 3”/8 cm of positive ease at the hem (high hip) and approx 13”/33 cm of positive ease at the bust.
  • I recommend picking a size that provides you with positive ease at both the hem and at the bust/chest. Check out my tips page (link here) for more advice on how to pick a size based on these 2 measurements. 

SIZING: 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) 

40.5 (46.5, 51.75, 57.75) (63.5, 69.5, 75.5)”/ 103 (118, 131, 147) (161, 177, 192) cm 

31.5 (37.5, 42.75, 48.75) (54.5, 60.5, 66.5)”/ 80 (95, 109, 124) (138, 154, 169) cm 

The sample shown was knit in a different yarn and is not LUMA.

Kit Includes:

  • Yarn: Luma by The Fibre Co.⎟50% Merino Wool, 25% Organic Cotton, 15% Linen, 10% Silk⎟DK⎟137 yds (50g)
  • 6 [7, 8, 10] (11,12,13) skeins in selected color
  • Optional Pattern add-on: digital copy (via Ravelry)
  • Optional Needle Add-on: ChiaoGoo Bamboo Circulars in size indicated in the description

If you would like to choose your own color you can browse our full Luma offerings HERE.


• Cardi is knit from the bottom up in one piece and features dolman-shaped sleeves.
• The first st of every row is slipped to create a slipped st edging.
• Fronts and back are separated at the underarms and each is worked individually up to the shoulders.
• Fronts feature v-neck shaping and both fronts and back use short rows to shape the shoulders (using the German short row technique).
• Shoulders are seamed together using the Three Needle Bind-Off technique.

GAUGE (AFTER BLOCKING): 20.5 st and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

US 6/4 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
For Three Needle Bind-Off: Extra US 6/4 mm circ (any length), or same size used to obtain gauge.