Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan

Noriko Ichikawa - The Amikomi Yoke Cardigan

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Size 1
Color Multicolor Version

Just like us, get wondered by the Amikomi Yoke Cardigan that Noriko designed with beautiful colors of Le Petit Lambswool, creating a beautiful and delicate design. Noriko has designed both a Cardigan version and the Sweater version, 

We love this design so much, so poetic and so subtle 🌻🐚🧡

There are so many color choices for your Amikomi Yoke Cardigan, have fun! 🥰


A few words from Noriko

I live near the sea with my husband and daughter and always think about knitting. The art of knitting was handed down to me by my grandmother, who lived at home with us. After university, I ran an indie bookstore and contributed to magazines and books, I rediscovered my passion for knitting, fueled by the arrival of my daughter. Since then, I've been entranced by the enchanting realm of yarn and needles. I want to design clothes that are standard but have a subtle uniqueness.


Noriko writes about Le Petit Lambswool

The myriad of beautiful and gentle colors of Le Petit Lambswool has truly captivated me. The texture, offering a connection to nature, and its delightful softness after a wet blocking are details I hold dear. These elements played a pivotal role in inspiring my latest creations, the Amikomi Yoke Sweater & Cardigan.

The Pattern
  • The Pattern on Noriko's Ravelry page
  • The Pattern is available in English 📋
  • It is not included in the Wool Bundle for Copyright Purposes 📒
Custom Colors
  • The Original Colors in Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool are Beige (MC) + Dark Orange Grey (CC) + Green Pink Turquoise (CC) + Yellow Mustard (CC) + Off White (CC).
  • The Original Monochrome version is with the Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool Dark Grey (MC) + Beige (CC) + Medium Grey (CC).
  • If you would like to knit your sweater in another color combination, you can choose either 5 colors in Le Petit Lambswool  if you wish to knit the Multicolor version, or 3 colors in Le Petit Lambswool if you wish to follow the Monochrome version. Feel free to contact us on the Chat and we will make it available for you! 💌
Photos
  • On the photos, the model is 165cm high and wears a size 3, with around 39cm ease at the chest circumference and 16cm ease at the armhole circumference.
  • Photos Courtesy of Noriko 📸


📲 @Noriko_Ichikawa_
📺 Noriko also has a Youtube Channel sharing different knitting techniques

  • The original wool, in the chosen color.s
  • The quantity of wool needed depending on the size chosen
  • The little Biches & Bûches knitting pouch for all orders 🤎And the big Biches & Bûches Pouch for all orders above 100 euros 🤎

This is a top-down, oversized, circular yoke cardigan. “Amikomi” is a Japanese word meaning “stranded knitting”. It combines vintage charm with a modern silhouette with a roomy body and sleeves and a short body.
It is worked in the round from the neck rib with a double knitting border around it, then the yoke is worked down to the underarms. For a visual appeal, several sets of short rows are added between the colorwork pattern to make the back higher. After the sleeves are separated, the body is worked in round to the ribbed hem. The sleeves are also knit in the round. Finally, after the center of the front steek is reinforced with crochet, then cut open, stitches are picked up and knit for the button bands. Typically, inconspicuous yarn is used for the crochet reinforcement, but deliberately using a contrasting color could give a lovely result. We prepared a detailed explanation as well as a video on “How to reinforce the steeking with a crochet hook”. Links to the techniques used are also provided.
This pattern provides two versions of the colorwork: Multicolor and Monochrome. Please enjoy choosing colors!

Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool

MC - Beige
CC1 - Dark Orange Grey
CC2 - Green Pink Turquoise
CC3 - Yellow Mustard
CC4 - Off-white

Amikomi Yoke Cardigan
Multicolor version
Yarn A: 4, 5, 5 (5, 5, 6) 6, 6, 6 skeins of Beige.
Yarn B: 1 skein of Dark Orange Grey.
Yarn C: 1 skein of Green pink turquoise.
Yarn D: 1 skein of Yellow Mustard.
Yarn E: 1 skein of Off-white.

Size 1
Yarn A: 4 skeins of Beige.
Yarn B: 1 skein of Dark Orange Grey.
Yarn C: 1 skein of Green pink turquoise.
Yarn D: 1 skein of Yellow Mustard.
Yarn E: 1 skein of Off-white.

Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5
Yarn A: 5 skeins of Beige.
Yarn B: 1 skein of Dark Orange Grey.
Yarn C: 1 skein of Green pink turquoise.
Yarn D: 1 skein of Yellow Mustard.
Yarn E: 1 skein of Off-white.

Sizes 6, 7, 8, 9
Yarn A: 6 skeins of Beige.
Yarn B: 1 skein of Dark Orange Grey.
Yarn C: 1 skein of Green pink turquoise.
Yarn D: 1 skein of Yellow Mustard.
Yarn E: 1 skein of Off-white.

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Monochrome version
Yarn F: 5, 5, 6 (6, 6, 6) 7, 7, 7 skeins of Dark Gray.
Yarn G: 1 skein of Beige.
Yarn H: 1 skein of Medium Gray.


Sizes 1, 2
Yarn F: 5 skeins of Dark Gray.
Yarn G: 1 skein of Beige.
Yarn H: 1 skein of Medium Gray.

Sizes 3 (4, 5, 6)
Yarn F: 6 skeins of Dark Gray.
Yarn G: 1 skein of Beige.
Yarn H: 1 skein of Medium Gray.

Sizes 7, 8, 9
Yarn F: 7 skeins of Dark Gray.
Yarn G: 1 skein of Beige.
Yarn H: 1 skein of Medium Gray.

• 26 sts and 31 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch and colorwork with 3.5mm / US 4 needle, after blocking.
• 26 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch with 3.25 mm / US 3 needle, after blocking.

Adjust needle size as needed to obtain gauge.

• Colorwork: 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” or longer AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
• Stockinette stitch & rib of hem and sleeves: 3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” or longer AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
• Rib of neck and button bands: 3 mm / US 2½ circular needle, 80 cm / 32” or longer AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.

Sizes
1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9

• Body circumference: 114, 120.5, 126 (133.5, 143, 149) 155.5, 167, 175.5 cm / 45, 47½, 49½ (52½, 56¼, 58¾) 61¼, 65¾, 69”
• Armhole circumference: 39, 41.5, 43 (44, 46.5, 48) 49, 55.5, 60 cm / 15¼, 16¼, 17 (17¼, 18¼, 19) 19½, 21¾, 23½”
• These measurements can be achieved only with the correct gauge. Please select the size that gives you the desired ease based on the finished measurements.
• The model is 165cm / 5’5” tall and wearing a size 3, with approximately 39 cm / 15¼” ease in the bust and 16 cm / 6¼” ease in the armhole circumference in relation to the arm.

• Handwash, 30°C
• Dry flat on a towel
• Manipulate with care while wet so your knit doesn't get stretched