Gepard Laine Waterlily Cardigan

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Waterlily is Sus Gepard's contribution to the eight edition of the Finnish knitting magazine Laine Magazine. A very classical cardigan with a round yoke ... and then again! While yoked cardigans and sweaters can sometimes get a somewhat heavy fit around the chest and shoulders, Sus' design is the result of extensive experiments with short rows on the back. The finished result has  lighter and neater look with a slightly upward-sweeping fit. The short rows also makes the cardigan lie beautifully flat to the nape of the neck without breaking the gorgeous pattern of mohair flowers. The flowers are worked by slipping the mohair yarn through a grid of lace-worked eyelets. The result is a floral fan which has of course inspired the naming of the cardigan.

Waterlily as seen in Laine 8 is knitted using Gepard Wild WoolSilk which lends a beautiful, silky lustre to the finished work. The design, however, is equally gorgeous when using the wool-alpaca-blend Pura Lana – see images for examples. The yardage is unchanged, and if you do not find your preferred colour combo among suggestions, you can see the yarn requirements in the tab yardage and sizes and make your own gorgeous combination.

The pattern is found in Laine 8 and is in English.


S (M, L, XL)

Bust circumference: 36 (37.5, 40.75, 45.25)” / 90 (94, 102, 113) cm
Body length: 20.75 (21.25, 22.25, 22.75)” / 52 (54, 56, 58) cm
Upperarm circumference: 12.5 (13.25, 14, 14.75)” / 31 (33, 35, 37) cm

8 (9, 10, 11) skeins of 50 g Wild Wool Silk
1 skeins of 25 g Kid Seta 

Kits are packed with:
Original: Wild WoolSilk frv. 810 + Kid Seta frv. 812
Bunny & brandy: Pura Lana frv. 152 + Kid Seta frv. 1007
Jean & gasoline: Wild WoolSilk frv. 746 + Kid Seta frv. 1333
Totalpetroleum: Wild WoolSilk frv. 840 + Kid Seta frv.1333
Salt & pepper: Wild WoolSilk frv. 101 + Kid Seta frv. 590
Silver: Wild WoolSilk frv. 520 + Kid Seta frv. 506
Hydrangea: Pura Lana frv. 748 + Kid Seta frv. 610
Bluestar: Wild WoolSilk frv. + Kid Seta frv. 1333
Powder puff: Pura Lana frv. 417 + Kid Seta frv. 610

3.5 mm and 3.75 mm, 60 cm circular needles and 3.75 mm DPNs or 30 cm circular needles for ribbing. 4 mm, 30 cm and 80 cm circular needles. A crochet hook 3 or 3.5 mm for the Waterlily pattern.

20 sts x 27 rows = 10 x 10 cm using 4 mm needles with MC in reverse stockinette stitch, after blocking.
16 sts x 27 rows= 10 x 10 cm using 4 mm needles in Waterlily pattern, after blocking.

Needle size is a suggestion only. If your gauge is too loose or too tight, adjust needle size as necessary.


Handwash using a a laundry wash bag and a wool-friendly detergent. Spin while stille in wash bag, dry flat.