I-cords in the sleeves let you cinch this sweater for a casual rippled look. The sweater is knit in stockinette in just two pieces--a front and a back, with stitches cast on at the armholes to add width for the sleeves. Stitches at the top of the sleeves form casings to hold the i-cords. Once the i-cords are inserted, the front and back are joined with the mattress stitch. Stitches are picked up from holders at the neck for the garter stitch neckband. The sweater was designed to be worn with 1.5" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)" with finished lengths of 22 (22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5)". It can be hand washed and dried flat. Knit One Crochet Too rates this design by Jesse Molzan as for advanced beginners.
Daisy is a terrific summer yarn from Knit One Crochet Too. It combines linen, silk, and hemp into a cool, breathable yarn. It is a DK to sport weight yarn so perfect for lightweight, wearable tops. In this sweater, it is knit at 5.75 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 24" circular needle in US size 5 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- 16" circular needle in US size 5
- spare needle size 7 for 3-needle bind-off
- 6 stitch holders or waste yarn
- pins or locking markers
- tapestry needle
The model garment is shown using Daisy color 205 Coastal Blue. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, simply order the kit above, using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Daisy page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.