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Sailaway Cardigan Free KAL (Olive Knits 4 Day KAL)



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Ravelry pattern:  Sailaway Cardigan

Designed by Marie Greene of Olive Knits.

June did her sample in Sueno.

You can also choose from two different gauge options to make it easier to find the right yarn for your project. Both pattern variations include worsted weight AND DK weight gauge options.

Sailaway with me for the 6th annual 4 Day Knitalong! This year’s sweater is a top-down, seamless cardigan with a round yoke shape and traditional button bands. It features one main color and two contrast colors. This year’s pattern will feature a range of yarns to include options that are readily available at yarn shops, online, and from our favorite dyers. I’ve also included plantbased options for those in warmer climates.

The pattern features an easy-to-follow slipped stitch design (no colorwork) to provide quick, satisfying results.

Option 1: The Sailaway original version includes two contrast colors in the yoke design - it’s perfect for those who LOVE color.

Option 2: The “Coastal Grandma” version is a two-color variation on the original with additional contrast details, a taller collar and pinstripe accents.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Yarn:

These estimates translate nicely for both DK and worsted weight, but may vary slightly according to your yarn selection.

Yardage (Original Version)
These estimates translate nicely for both DK and worsted weight, but may vary slightly according to your yarn selection. Yardage includes enough for swatching!

MC: 900 (1000, 1100, 1210, 1331, 1464, 1611, 1772, 1949) yards/823 (914, 1005, 1106, 1217, 1338, 1472, 1619, 1781) meters
CC1: 82 (90, 100, 110, 121, 133, 146, 161, 177) yards/75 (82, 91, 101, 111, 122, 134, 147, 162) meters
CC2: 78 (86, 95, 105, 115, 126, 139, 153, 168) yards/71 (79, 87, 96, 105, 116, 127, 140, 154) meters

Yardage (Coastal Grandma Version)

MC: 900 (1000, 1100, 1210, 1331, 1464, 1611, 1772, 1949) yards/823 (914, 1005, 1106, 1217, 1338, 1472, 1619, 1781) meters
CC: 160 (176, 195, 215, 236, 259, 285, 314, 345) yards/146 (161, 178, 197, 216, 237, 261, 287, 315) meters

DK Weight:

Miss Babs Yowza | 100% superwash Merino wool | 560 yards/512 meters in 8 oz/225 grams | Pictured: Goldenrod (MC), Bouganvilla (CC), White Peppercorn (CC)

Madelinetosh Wool + Cotton | 50% Superwash Merino Wool / 50% Pima Cotton | 219 yards/200 meters in 100 grams | Pictured: Antler (MC), Deep (CC)

Worsted Weight:

Knit Picks High Desert | 100% USA Grown Shaniko Wool | 113 yards in 50 grams | Pictured: Willow (MC), Lava Fields (CC), Birch Tweed (CC)

Berroco Ultra Wool | 100% Superwash Wool | 219 yards/200 meters in 3.5 oz / 100 grams

Knit Picks Comfy Cotton | 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic | 109 yards in 50 grams

Needles:

DK Weight

US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needles – neckline
US size 6/4mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needles – upper body
US Size 6/4mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needles – as needed for body stitches
US size 5/3.75mm (24-40 in/60-100 cm) circular needles – lower body ribbing
US Size 6/4mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – sleeves
US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – cuffs

Worsted Weight

US Size 5/3.75mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needles – neckline
US size 7/4.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needles – upper body
US Size 7/4.5mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needles – as needed for body stitches
US size 6/4mm (24-40 in/60-100 cm) circular needles – lower body ribbing
US Size 7/4.5mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – sleeves
US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – cuffs

Gauge:

DK Weight

21 st and 30 rows in 4 in/10 cm in color/texture pattern with largest needle (test sample knit on US size 6/4mm), blocked.
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

Worsted Weight

20 stitches and 29 rows in 4 in/10 cm in color/texture pattern with largest needle (test sample knit on US Size 7/4.5mm), blocked.
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

Notions:

Darning needle to weave in ends
Stitch markers
11-15 buttons (18-20 mm)
Blocking pins, blocking mat

Finished Measurements (Blocked):

DK Weight Gauge

Bust: 32.74 (37.69, 41.5, 46.45, 49.12, 53.69, 59.4, 62.07, 65.12) in/ 81.91 (94.29, 103.81, 116.19, 122.86, 134.29, 148.57, 155.24, 162.86) cm
Sleeve: 11.05 (13.14, 14.1, 15.62, 16, 16.57, 17.14, 18.1, 18.1) in/ 27.62 (32.86, 35.24, 39.05, 40.0, 41.43, 42.86, 45.24, 45.24) cm
Top of Shoulder to Underarm: 9.37 (9.37, 9.63, 9.63, 10.17, 10.7, 11.23, 12.03, 12.57) in/ 23.42 (23.42, 24.08, 24.08, 25.42, 26.75, 28.08, 30.08, 31.42) cm

Worsted Weight Gauge

Bust: 34.3 (39.5, 43.5, 48.7, 51.5, 56.3, 62.3, 65.1, 68.3) in/ 85.81 (98.81, 108.81, 121.81, 128.81, 140.81, 155.81, 162.81, 170.81) cm
Sleeve: 11.6 (13.8, 14.8, 16.4, 16.8, 17.4, 18, 19, 19) in/29 (34.5, 37, 41, 42, 43.5, 45, 47.5, 47.5) cm
Top of Shoulder to Underarm: 9.93 (9.93, 10.21, 10.21, 10.79, 11.36, 11.93, 12.79, 13.36) in/ 24.82 (24.82, 25.54, 25.54, 26.96, 28.39, 29.82, 31.96, 33.39) cm


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Julie Davidson
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