With my VITAMIN SEA sweater I hope to bring late summer vibes to your closet! The delicate, yet warm fabric made from pure virgin wool and the three quarter length sleeves make a perfect combo for a sunny but windy day at the beach.
Even when the days start to become colder again, you can wear VITAMIN SEA as a layering piece under a jacket or cardigan, since the sweater is super light and thin.
VITAMIN SEA is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. After the shoulder seams are closed with the Three Needle Bind-Off, you pick up stitches along the armhole to create sleeve caps using German Short Rows. The sleeves are then worked in the round. They give this sweater its lovely fit.
For me wearing this sweater definitely extends the summer feeling while we transition slowly into fall with our beloved sweater weather.
View the Ravelry pattern page here.
2XS (XS S M) (L XL 2XL) (3XL 4XL 5XL)
with bust circumference of finished garment
73 (81, 90.5, 100) (110.5, 119, 130.5) (139, 149, 158.5) cm
28.75 (31.75, 35.5, 39.25) (43.5, 47, 51.25) (55, 58.5, 62.25) "
VITAMIN SEA sweater is intended to be worn with 3-5cm / 1.25-2" of positive ease around the bust.
Main color: 3 (4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7) skeins of Monika Design Yarns Scotland Highlands Wool (100% virgin wool, 50g, 288m / 315yds) in color 113 (jeans)
Contrast color: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skein of Monika Design Yarns Scotland Highlands Wool (100% virgin wool, 50g, 288m / 315yds) in color 104 (white)
25 sts and 43 rows / rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch with little dots after blocking
25 sts and 37 rows / rounds = 10cm / 4" in monochrome Stockinette stitch after blocking
3mm (or size to obtain gauge with) and 2.5mm needles
A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, 5 stitch markers and a third needle of larger size for the Three Needle Bind-Off.
- knit and purl stitches
- working flat
- working in the round
- working decreases
- working increases
- mosaic knitting
- German Twisted Cast-On or Provisional Cast-On
- German Short Rows
- Three Needle Bind-Off
Even though you only ever work with one color at a time, this pattern requires advanced knitting skills. Techniques like the German Short Rows are explained in detail in the pattern, so this sweater can be a way to try them for the first time.