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Seaswell cardigan knitting pattern designed by Holli Yeoh for SweetGeorgia Yarns | Published in Tempest

Seaswell

Seaswell is a fitted, ballet-neck cardigan that features an all-over simple lace pattern, set-in sleeves with deep lace cuffs, and English tailored shoulders. The cardigan is constructed flat, from the bottom up, in one piece to the armholes where it is divided into fronts and back which are worked separately. Waist shaping is achieved easily just by changing needle size.

Published in Tempest

Yarn

3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL Sock in Mulberry; 400 yd (365 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 20% Nylon

Needles

2.5, 2.75, 3 and 3.25 mm (US 1 ½ , 2, 2 ½ , 3) circular needles, 80 cm (32") long

Gauge

26 sts and 35 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using 3.25 mm (US 3) needle

Size/Finished Measurements

To fit 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" [76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm] bust
Finished bust: 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63)" [78.5 (89, 99, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150, 160) cm]; Intended to be worn with about 0-2" (0-2.5 cm) positive ease. Shown in size 34" (86.5 cm).

Techniques

Basic knitting skills, increases/decreases, provisional cast on, short rows, three-needle bind-off, working from simple chart or written instructions, slipped stitches, knitted on edging, knit on edging, knowledge of basic sweater construction.