Hello, my beautiful people! This is Maysa.
Finally, the day has come!
Today, on April 28th, the "Knitted Matagi Cardigan" pattern is now on sale! I've kept you waiting for a long time, but I'm very happy to be able to deliver it to you all finally.
If you would like to purchase the pattern, please check the link below!
The Matagi cardigan is a very memorable design for me personally. I first knitted this cardigan in 2019. It was a cardigan that I knitted freely using my own handspun yarn. At the time, I was on sick leave due to a chronic illness and was having a really difficult time. I could maintain my sanity because of knitting. I knitted a lot of Matagui cardigans as a way to sort out my feelings that I couldn't put into words.
Initially, I didn't intend to write a pattern for this garment. So I did not keep a detailed record of each piece I knitted. I was just having fun, using handspun or/and store-bought yarn. Each piece has a different meaning to me, and I'm sure I overcame the difficult time by knitting Matagui.
They told me so many things about myself and about life.
I've been requested to write a pattern countless times, and there are several reasons why it took me this long to release a pattern.
Firstly, I thought it was too simple and too easy that did not worth to be written. Secondly, I couldn't choose the "best" yarn to knit this cardigan. Lastly, this cardigan has too much sentimental value to me, and I needed some time to process my feelings.
I've been showcasing all the Matagui cardigans I knitted on Instagram, and I received so much love and support from you all. I feel like I am finally ready to let my obsession go. It is no longer "my Matagui", it is now "your Matagui" too. And it is time for you to build a special bond with this special piece.
Please feel free to mix and match your favorite yarns. And if you can, I would love to see what you have knitted on Ravelry or/and Instagram. I would be happy if you could tell me your feedback too.
I hope you have fun knitting your Matagi cardigan!