Marianne Munier’s pretty Gatteville cardigan

Designer Marianne Munier continues her collection of soft, delicately detailed designs based on our Bérénice yarn! After “Sarlat” and “Forcalquier“, we’re delighted to present the “Gatteville” cardigan, this time using two strands of Bérénice knitted together for irresistible softness 🙂

Gatteville” is a light, feminine cardigan inspired by the timeless chic of “marinières”. With its pretty rounded neckline and tailored armholes that hug the shoulder, it’s easy to wear with your favorite jeans and perfect for warming up a dressy little dress.

It’s knitted by combining two strands of Bérénice to create a light, delicate and deliciously soft fabric that feels a little like being wrapped in a piece of cloud! This pattern lends itself particularly well to variations, and you can have fun choosing classic or more daring stripe combinations, mixing colors by double-knitting yarns of different colors, or even declining it in a plain version in your favorite color.

Here are some ideas for stripes knitted with 2 strands of Bérénice:

Bérénice “belle étoile” and “tutu“, with 2 strands held together

Bérénice “sauge” and “genêt“, with 2 strands held together

Bérénice “brume” and “chocolat chaud“, with 2 strands held together

Bérénice “argile” and “avoine“, with 2 strands held together


This pattern is knit in one seamless piece from top to bottom: first back and forth for the yoke and lower body, then in the round for the sleeves. It starts by knitting the back of the yoke, creating the shoulder slope with a series of short rows. The left and right shoulder stitches are then picked up on each side of the upper back, also using short rows.

The armholes are then created using an innovative combination of picked up stitches, short rows and increases, for a very neat result that follows the line of the shoulders. The work continues by knitting the front, sleeves and back, until the sleeves and body are separated.

The button band is knitted at the same time as the body.

Once the body is complete, the sleeve stitches are picked up and knitted in the round.

The neckline stitches are then picked up and knitted in 1/1 ribbing.


This design includes a number of technical elements, such as picking up stitches, short rows, knitting with two strands of yarn together and working in the round on a small diameter for the sleeves. It will require particular attention when forming armholes, but you will be guided step by step.

Work on the lower body and sleeves, simply in striped stockinette stitch, presents no difficulty and is perfect for relaxed knitting sessions.

Our version is knitted in size 3 with 2 cm of positive ease at the chest, with a lower body slightly shortened to 30 cm from the armholes and 35 cm for the sleeves. For the colors, we’ve chosen a very tender, spring-like duo that combines Bérénice’s “eucalyptus“, a slightly grayed bluish green, and “crème“, a very light ecru, which corresponds to the natural colors of the materials before dyeing.

Marianne knitted a very pretty version for her daughter, combining two shades of blue: “brume” as the main color and “petit matin” for the stripes.

Pattern: « Gatteville » by Marianne Munier, available in French and in English on Ravelry in 13 sizes.

Yarn:  Bérénice (55% super kid mohair, 25% silk, 20% organic Arles merino; 210 m / 25 g) from 7 to 10 balls for the main color and 2 to 3 balls, depending on the size.

Thank you Marianne for this lovely design (and this stunning sample) 🙂

I hope it will inspire you to treat yourself to some sweet knitting moments!

Photos credits for Gatteville’s sample in Bérénice “brume” and Bérénice “petit matin”: Marianne Munier

Realisation of our sample in Bérénice “eucalyptus” and Bérénice “crème”: Marianne Munier

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