Ahoy, little sailor! You need this classic nautical sweater with a boat-neck! It is knit using super-soft Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK from Sublime. This is a blend of 75% extra fine Merino wool, 20% silk, and 5% cashmere. But if you get it messy while swabbing the deck, don't worry--it is machine washable! The front, back, and sleeves are worked in stockinette with garter stitch edgings. Stitches are picked up at the shoulders and neck and worked in a contrast color for the borders and then the pieces are sewn together. This pattern is sized for 6 months to 3 years with finished chest measurements of 17.75 (19.75, 21.75, 24)" with finished lengths of 9.5 (11, 12.5, 15.5)".
The kit includes the pattern book The Third Little Sublime Hand Knit Book and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- single point needles in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- single point needles in US size 3
- 2 stitch holders
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
The Matelot Sweater can be made in any three colors of Baby Cashmere Merino Silk. If you like the combination shown, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select the size and you will receive 51 Button and 3 Vanilla, along with accent color 192 Teddy Red. If you would like to pick your own colors, see our Baby Cashmere Merino Silk page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choices in the box above. Please specify which two are the main colors and which is the accent.