Weight: 430.00 Grams
Stock: 0
Designer: Melanie Berg
Style: Pullover
Yarn Weight: Fingering (7 sts/in)
Fiber: Baby Alpaca, Organic Merino
Yarn Weight: Lace (8 - 8.5 sts/in)
Fiber: Superkid Mohair, Mulberry Silk, Wool, Yak
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by Melanie Berg

This gorgeous sweater is knit with Pascuali Balayage and Pascuali Manada held together. If you think these yarns are great individually, you’ll discover they are fantastic when combined. The chains of contrast “stars” adorning the yoke and hem are knit use Manada alone and add the perfect hint of magic.

Nightswimming is worked in the round from the top down seamlessly in one piece. After the ribbing, short rows are worked to raise the neck. Then, the yoke is shaped with increases and a cross stitch pattern and next, the sleeves are separated. Then, the sleeves are put to rest and the body is worked first, with some short rows for a longer back and a cross stitch accent. Lastly, the sleeves are picked up and worked to the cuffs. 

To encourage you to join us at the water’s edge, we’re offering 10% off through Sunday, September 26, 2021. Use discount code NIGHTSWIMMING at checkout. These kits also ship for free in the US every day.

Size: Designed to fit with 4” / 10 cm of positive ease at the bust. Photos show size 2 on a 38” / 96.5 cm bust model.

(40, 43.25, 46.5) (50.5, 54.5, 58.5)“ / (100, 108, 116) (126, 136, 146) cm at bust

Sample shown using Balayage Sandoval (615) held together with Manada Forest (218) for the body and sleeves.  The stars at the yoke and hem are knit using Manada Caribbean (217).


We have developed kits in the following size ranges based on the finished measurement of the garment:

Size 1: 40"

Size 2-3: 43.25"-46.5"

Size 4-6: 50.5"-58.5" (please note: Size 4 uses almost 100% of 6 balls of Balayage and Melanie indicates there is not a buffer in her yardage estimate.  A a result we have included Size 4 with the size 5-6 kits.)

Kit Includes:

  • Pascuali Filati Naturali Balayage (80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Merino; 50g | 192yds [175m])
    • 5-7 balls based on selected size
  • Pascuali Filati Naturali Manada (45% Superkid Mohair, 25% Silk, 15% Merino, 15% Yak; 25g /219yds [200m])
    • Color A  5-6 balls based on selected size
    • Color B - 1 balls 
  • Optional Pattern Add-on: Digital copy (via Ravelry); provide your Ravelry username or email address to receive your pattern.

Pattern Details

Gauge (after blocking): 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on larger needles with both yarns held together

US 5 [3.75 mm] circular needles for the sweater
US 3 [3.25 mm] double pointed needles and
US 3 [3.25 mm] circular needles for the ribbing
or size to obtain gauge for all needles