SEA to SKYE
Sea to Skye is a elegant wrap/cardigan that is worn short in the front and long in the back. The lacy, ruffled collar encompasses the entire cardigan, making it an interesting garment to knit.
Worked in one piece from the collar edge down, Sea to Skye requires only intermediate knitting skills. Increases, decreases, and a few short rows are the only requirements needed to shape the yoke and body. If you have shied away from patterns that include short rows, please try to get your courage up and try the shadow wrap short row method. You will never fear short rows again. This pattern includes a tutorial explaining the shadow wrap method but there are also plenty of resources on the web for you to follow.
This pattern also includes full instructions for shortening the cardigan. If you are working the shorter version, please follow the instructions given in blue.
A note on modifications: Please be aware that the length of this cardigan cannot be modified, because of the way the side seams are designed. Therefore it is of utter importance that your row gauge be accurate, and that you measure for length before casting on. If you discover that your cardigan is too long when you reach the hem, you will be very frustrated, since shortening would mean frogging all the way back to the cast on at the neck edge. If you are of a petite build or would simply prefer a shorter back length, please follow the instructions for the shorter version in blue.
LANGUAGESSea to Skye is available in English and German.
SIZESActual Bust Measurement:
30” (32”, 34”, 36”, 38”, 40", 42”, 44", 46", 48") / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122) cm
FINISHED MEASURMENTSFinished Bust Circumference (including ease):
32" (34", 36", 38", 40", 42", 44", 46", 48", 50") / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm
Finished Raglan Length:
9" (9", 9.5", 9.5", 10", 10.5", 11", 11", 11.5", 12") / 23 (23, 24, 24, 25.5, 27, 28, 28, 29, 30.5) cm
EASEThere are approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement as stated in the pattern. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Sea to Skye" to fit.
GAUGE24 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch. IMPORTANT: You are advised to ensure that both your stitch and row gauges are accurate, as the lengths of the yoke and body cannot be modified.
DIFFICULTYIntermediate: This pattern is knit from the top-down utilizing raglan seams. You must know how to pick up stitches from a finished edge, work lace charts or lace written instructions, follow directions for short rows (though a detailed guide is given), and be somewhat comfortable with grafting (stitch by stitch instructions are included).
NEEDLESUS Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body, sleeves and lace lining; US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle for hem and cuff bind off.
YARNTwist Light by madelinetosh yarns 420 yards / 384 meters per 110 g skein.
Yardage varies depending on the yarn you decide to use.
1400 (1450, 1500, 1600, 1650, 1700)(1750, 1850, 1900, 2000) yards
1280 (1325, 1375, 1465, 1510, 1555)(1600, 1690, 1740, 1830) m
Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.
Possible yarn substitutions: tosh merino light, by madelinetosh or tosh sock, by madelinetosh
OTHER MATERIALSStitch Markers in several different colors
Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.