This cardigan gains it’s inspiration from the towering cliffs of the northern coastlines. Rocky and cold, there you will find the Kittiwake, nesting in the highest nooks and crannies of the cliff side. These small birds begin their lives in the danger and uncertainty of the steep arctic rock and forge ahead to the seas. The texture and cable detail mimic the cliffs in which they dwell. In addition to aesthetics, the texture also acts as a thermal fabric to keep you nice and warm when you decide to go visit the Kittiwake on your next trip to the arctic! It is sure to be your new favorite cozy cardigan.
Features Seacliff is a grandpa style cardigan knit flat, seamlessly from top down with set in pockets. It is constructed using the contiguous set in sleeve method which is entirely written out. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round from the underarm. Cable and textured stitches are both charted and written for your choice to follow. Short rows are used for collar shaping. Links to helpful video tutorials are also provided!
Materials Size: XS (S,M,L,1X,2X). Finished chest: 31.5 (34,37,41.5,43,47)”, 80 (86.5,94,105.5,109,119.5)cm. Yarn: Lambstrings Ewetopia Worsted (218 yds/100g) Shown in “Kittiwake” colorway 6 (6,7,7,8,9) skeins or approx. 1150 (1250,1380,1500,1650,1800) yds worsted weight yarn. Needles: US#7 and #8 36” circular needles and DPN’s, or size to obtain gauge. Gauge: 20 sts/ 28 rows= 4” on larger needles. Cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn. 12 stitch markers. 5 22mm buttons.
This cardigan is designed to be worn with zero to very little positive ease (original is shown in size XS). If you desire greater positive ease, please knit for one size larger than your own. Note: Any modifications to this pattern may require more/less yardage than suggested.