Pilaster by Brooklyn Tweed


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Named after pillars that were used decoratively in classical architecture, the Pilaster Cardigan features an allover textural arrangement upon which protrude slender columns of horseshoe cables spanning the back and the fronts, before extending into a collar to gently cradle the neck. The silhouette is longline and minimal, but without sacrificing the grace of well-fitting set-in sleeves, incorporated I-Cord selvedges at the exposed edges, and hem vents at the hips to balance length. Worked in polished, fine-gauge Peerie, Pilaster yields a garment with such luster and drape, that it's well worth the time and effort.

This garment is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up and then sewn together. The collar extensions are joined at the center back neck using the Joinery bind-off. The Sloped bind-off is used at the shoulder and back neck edges and on the sleeve caps. Stitch patterns may be worked either from charts or from written instructions.


9 (10, 11, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino wool; 210 yards/50 grams)

1755 (2035, 2310, 2585, 2860) total yards of fingering-weight wool yarn


  • This is a physical pattern.
  • The third size uses almost all of 11 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein for safety due to variations in individual work.
  • The sample cardigan shown here was photographed in color Vintner.