The stitch pattern for this cardigan reminded me of the effect that the wind makes on top of the ocean. With a gentle breeze, ripples in the form of scales appear on the surface of the water with small wavelets. The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions on the sea and land. Beaufort 5 was chosen because it is a ‘fresh breeze’ and it is hoped that making this is like a breath of fresh air.
Beaufort 5 is worked seamlessly from the top down. Both the back and the front are worked in texture pattern. Knitting starts with the cast on of the shoulders for the back. Once the short row shaped shoulder slope is done, the back is worked flat to underarm. Shoulder stitches are picked up to work the front to the same length. At underarm both fronts and back are joined to work the body top down back and forth to the bottom hem. An I-Cord edging is worked next. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the arm openings to work the sleeves in plain Stockinette stitch top down in rounds to the cuffs.
Sizing (Finished Bust): 42.25 (45, 48, 51, 53.75) (58.25, 61,64, 68.25)" / 105.5 (112.5, 120, 127.5, 134.5)(145.5, 152.5, 160, 171) cm
Suggested ease: 8 - 10” (20.5 - 25.5 cm)
We have paired this design with Tibetan Cloud ny mYak. Though the sample shown was knit with a different yarn, Tibetan Cloud is an excellent substitute.
- Yarn: mYak Tibetan Cloud100% Tibetan Wool 328 yards / 300 meters per 100g skein
- 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. Please note that size 7 uses nearly all of 5 skeins for the sweater Consider choosing the next larger size. See yarn requirements below.
- Optional Pattern: Digital copy delivered via Ravelry
Yarn Requirements: 1053 (1129, 1219, 1318, 1383)(1539, 1611, 1695, 1810) yds/ 962 (1032, 1114, 1205, 1264)(1407, 1472, 1549, 1654) m
Gauge (after blocking):
21 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
22 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in texture pattern on larger needle after blocking
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, sleeve and body finishing.
US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
needle sizes are suggestions, please make a gauge swatch to determine the needle size needed to get gauge