Sea Lough (that's the Irish word for lake or inlet and is pronouced "lock") is an ideal beginner's project. It is knit in garter stitch so you only have to master the knit stitch. It is knit in one piece so you don't have to worry about matching up pieces for seaming. And the tweedy, variegated yarn is very forgiving of irregular stitches. Sea Lough is knit from the bottom front, over the shoulders, and down to the lower back. Stitches are cast on and then bound off to make the sleeves. Sea Lough was designed for a relaxed fit, worn with 2-4" of ease. The finished chest measurements are 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" with lengths of 21 (21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.75, 24)". The sweater can be machine washed in a mesh bag and dried flat. Berroco rates this design as Easy.
Sesame has a lot going on! It has a long color repeat that creates blended bands of color. It also has tweedy flecks for even more visual texture. It combines wool, acrylic, cotton, and nylon into a blend that can see you through three seasons. It is a worsted weight yarn and is knit in this project at 5 stitches per inch in garter stitch.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 29" circular needle in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)If you adjusted the needle size above to get gauge, adjust the needle sizes below accordingly
- 16" circular needle in US size 5
- 1 stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Sea Lough is shown in color 7418 Orchid. 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 Sesame page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.