Wake cardigan knitting pattern designed by Holli Yeoh | Published in Cascadia


With knitting on my mind I was thrilled to see lacy stitch patterns in the wake behind the BC ferry while going through Active Pass. Every time I rode the ferry I just knew I had to recreate the frothy movement of the water in a sweater design.

The body is worked in one piece to the armholes before dividing to work the fronts and back separately. Waist shaping is achieved by using progressively smaller, then progressively larger needle sizes making an unbroken flow of lace to hug the curves. English tailored shoulders and fully-fashioned details finish off the polished, yet feminine look.

Published in Cascadia





Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi); 2 strands of yarn held together throughout
Yardage: 1875 - 2950 yards (1715 - 2697 m)


3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 mm (US 3, 4, 5, 6)


19 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in pattern stitch with 2 strands of yarn held together, on 4 mm (US 6) needles, after blocking

Size/Finished Measurements

Finished bust: 34 ¼ (38 ½, 42 ¾, 47, 51 ¼)" / 87 (98, 108.5, 119.5, 130) cm


Basic knitting skills, increases/decreases, working simple lace from chart/instructions, knowledge of basic sweater construction, picking up stitches, seaming, sewing on buttons.