Little Wave is a classic cardigan that can be worn for fall transplanting in the garden or to work at the office. The 6-stitch textured pattern is repeated on both the front and back of the sweater while the saddle-shoulder sleeves are stockinette. The body is worked from the bottom up in one piece. The sleeves are worked separately in the round and then joined to the body at the underarms. After the shoulders are completed, stitches are picked up and knit for the front bands and collar. There is shaping at the waist and bust for a flattering fit. Little Wave is designed to be worn with 1-4" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 31.75 (36.5, 41.25, 46, 51, 55.75)" with finished back lengths of 23 (23.5, 24.75, 25.25, 26.75, 27.25)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Gudrun Johnston design a skill level rating of 4 out of 5.
Little Wave uses Shelter, a worsted-weight wool and the first yarn designed by Brooklyn Tweed. It is a a woolen-spun yarn with a soft hand and slight fuzzy halo after wet blocking. It makes a warm sweater that is lightweight for its size.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 16" circular needles in US size 8 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- 40" circular needle in US size 8
- double point needles in US size 8
- 40" circular needle in US size 7
- 5 buttons, 1 1/8"
- stitch markers
- locking or split ring stitch markers
- waste yarn for provisional cast on
- T-pins for blocking
- tapestry needle
The Little Wave cardigan is shown in Shelter color 11 Embers. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select your size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Shelter page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.
Like the design but looking for a sweater for a man? The same design comes in a man's version, with longer sleeves and body and no shaping at the waist.