Bombyx Cardigan Knitting Pattern
A nearly seamless knit cardigan that’s perfect for layering in spring. Bombyx is made as a single piece and finished with just two seams. The combination of lightweight yarn and larger needles gives this cardigan a natural, bohemian style that’s sure to catch attention. Make your own beautiful Bombyx Cardigan with just two skeins of Lace Weight Silk Yarn from Darn Good Yarn.
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Meet the Bombyx Cardigan
A lightweight, short-sleeve cardigan that’s designed for layered fashions in warmer weather. The large stitches create a beautiful sheer fabric with a delicate drape and flow. The 100% recycled silk fiber makes it soft and beautiful to look at. This lace weight silk yarn is soft and, of course, silky to the touch. Its characteristic uneven texture paired with larger needles creates a rustic, bohemian style cardigan that looks trendy and modern. The perfect spring wardrobe piece for layering over dresses, crop tops, graphic tees, and more!
This pattern contains simple knitting techniques that make it an accessible pattern for knitters of all levels. The unique single piece construction requires only two seams, so it works up quickly and effortlessly.
Bombyx calls for 100% recycled silk yarn from Darn Good Yarn – a company committed to creative sustainability and empowering women across the globe. This collaboration with their company was extremely important to me in the spirit of sustainable crafting. In a hobby that can easily produce a lot of waste, it’s important to support companies and artisans that are doing their part to use that waste for new materials.
Darn Good Yarn’s Lace Weight Silk is made from fair trade silk waste and is hand-spun and dyed by artisans in India. The sample for this pattern uses their “White & Dyeable” color way, but they offer many bright a beautiful colors to spark your creativity. Sample shown is size S/M.
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Bombyx is the genus of true silkmoths or mulberry silkmoths of the family Bombycidae. The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of the domestic silkmoth, Bombyx mori (Latin: “silkworm of the mulberry tree”). This is an economically important insect, being a primary producer of silk.
Sericulture (the practice of breeding silkworms for the production of raw silk) has been under way for at least 5,000 years in China, from where it spread to Korea and Japan, India and later the West.
The silkworm was domesticated from the wild silkmoth Bombyx mandarina, which has a range from northern India to northern China, Korea, Japan, and the far eastern regions of Russia.