All over lace cardigan with set-in sleeves and English tailored shoulders.
Line drawing schematic of sweater pattern with detailed measurements in both inches and cm.

Wake

$9 CAD

With knitting on my mind (and let’s be honest, when isn’t it 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.

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Size Inclusive

Sizes to fit a 54” / 137 cm chest and above are available upon request at no additional cost to you. Please message me with your desired size. I’m happy to move this pattern to the top of my revision list and make this pattern accessible for you. A small handful of my patterns that were originally published by third party publishers haven’t been drafted in my full size range, at publisher’s request. Most of my patterns are size inclusive to fit at least a 60” / 152 cm chest.

Construction

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.

What's Included

This knitting pattern includes written directions, front and back images, both lace charts and written instructions, and a schematic with measurements.

Sizes + Finished Measurements

Sizes: S (M, L, 1X, 2X).
Finished chest circumference: 34 ¼ (38 ½, 42 ¾, 47, 51 ¼)” / 87 (98, 108.5, 119.5, 130) cm.
Length from shoulder: 22 (22 ½, 23, 23 ½, 24)” / 56 (57, 58.5, 59.5, 61) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 11 ¾ (13 ½, 14 ¾, 16, 17 ¼)” / 30 (34.5, 37.5, 40.5, 44) cm.
Intended to be worn with zero ease; shown in size S.

Yarn

Fingering weight or sock yarn held double throughout project;
2496 (2798, 3126, 3497, 3942) yd / 2283 (2558, 2858, 3198, 3604) m.

Shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 425 yd / 388 m per 4 oz / 115 g); 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) skeins in Hush.

Substitution Notes

Originally designed for hand-dyed yarns, hold two strands of fingering weight yarn (sock yarn) together to get a worsted weight gauge. The two strands help break up pooling. A single strand of worsted weight yarn may be substituted. Commercially dyed yarns will also work. A wool or wool blend is recommended. A cotton/acrylic blend should also work.

Gauge

19 sts and 27 rows to 4″ (10 cm) in stocking stitch with 2 strands of yarn held together, using 4 mm (US 6) needle, after blocking.

Needles + Notions

3.25, 3.5, 3.75 & 4 mm (US 3, 4, 5 & 6) Circular Needles, 32″ (80 cm) or longer
Locking Stitch Markers;
Stitch Holders or Scrap Yarn;
Yarn Needle;
8 (9, 9, 10, 10) x ½” / 13 mm Buttons;
Sewing Needle and Matching Thread.

Skills

Increases/decreases, working lace from chart or written instructions, working shaping in pattern, basic set-in sleeve sweater construction, English tailored shoulders, worked flat, bottom up, one piece to armholes, seaming, picking up stitches, buttonholes and sewing on buttons.

Related Tutorials

Raised Increases Photo Tutorial
Raised Increases Video Tutorial
SSK & SSP Decreases

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