ONEIRO is named after the Greek word for dream ("oneiros") and truely lives up to its name. Worked entirely from silk mohair, it's as light and floaty as a cloud and hugs you like your warmest, favorite blanket. Meanwhile the soft and dreamy color gradient makes it a real statement piece in your wardrobe.

ONEIRO was first published in Pompom Quarterly Issue 40 "Dreamscape" in spring 2022 and I am very happy that I can now offer it to you as an individual pattern.

ONEIRO is all about playing with colour and the number of colours used can be chosen freely. I knit two versions of ONEIRO: the pink and orange version is made from a gradient yarn that does all the fading for you, while the cream and lilac version is created from three monochrome colors that are faded into each other while knitting. This pattern includes detailed instructions on how to achieve the fade, no matter how many colors you want to use. This makes ONEIRO the perfect stash busting project in which you can use as many mohair leftovers as you like.

ONEIRO is worked flat and sideways in two pieces, working from the sleeve cuff towards the center back. Once the sleeve has been worked, additional stitches are cast on for the front and the back panels and the neckline is shaped with decreases. When both sides are complete, they are joined at the center back with a Three Needle Bind Off. The cardigan is finished off with a beautiful double-knitted hem and front edging.

Short rows are used throughout so that the same row gauge can be achieved for the cable pattern and the brioche stitch pattern; for every 4 rows of the Cable Pattern, 6 rows of brioche are worked. The wrap & turn method is used but wraps should not be picked up on subsequent rows; work the wrapped stitches as regular stitches.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.


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

with bust circumference of finished garment:
100 (109.5, 120.5, 130, 144.5, 154.5, 169, 178.5) cm
39.25 (43, 47.5, 51.25, 57, 60.75, 66.5, 70.25) "

ONEIRO is intended to be worn with 12 - 18cm / 4.75 - 7" positive ease around the bust.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.


Cream and lilac sample:
Kid Seta (laceweight; 70% super kid mohair, 30% Shappe silk; 210m / 230yds per 25g ball)
Yarn A: 416 White; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls
Yarn B: 1012 Pastel Indigo; 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls
Yarn C: 1113 Purple; 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls

Pink and orange sample:
Rico Design Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves SilkColourlove (100g, 265m / 290yds, 72% mohair, 28% silk) in color 4843N
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) cakes

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.


13 sts and 38 rows = 10cm / 4" in Brioche stitch with larger needle after blocking
18 sts & 10 rows = 5.5cm / 2.25" wide and 4cm / 1.5" long in cable pattern (one repeat) on larger needle after blocking.

IMPORTANT: When checking gauge, work both patterns in one swatch using short rows, as for main pattern rows 1-8 of the sleeve.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.


4.5mm (or size to obtain gauge with) and 4mm needles

A scissor and a stitch holder.


A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, a spare needle for the Three Needle Bind Off, 2 stitch markers and a cable needle (if desired).

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle


  • working flat
  • working decreases
  • working Brioche
  • working cables
  • Tubular Cast On
  • Wrap&Turn Short Rows (detailed description included)