Sailaway

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.

This year’s pattern features a range of yarns to include options that are readily available at yarn shops, online, and from our favorite dyers. I’ve also included plant-based options for those in warmer climates.

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

ADDED BONUS: This year’s 4 Day KAL pattern includes two design options!

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Description

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.

This year’s pattern features a range of yarns to include options that are readily available at yarn shops, online, and from our favorite dyers. I’ve also included plant-based options for those in warmer climates.

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

ADDED BONUS: This year’s 4 Day KAL pattern includes two design options!

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)  –  The amount of ease will depend on your measurements and the size you choose (based on finished measurements). For help choosing a size, please visit this blog post.


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

    Coastal Grandma Variation


DK Weight Suggestions:

  • 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 (Suggested)


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


Resources

 

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


Finished Measurements (Blocked)


DK Weight

  • 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
  • Length of Lower Body (you can easily make yours longer or shorter): 13 (14, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17) in/32.5 (35, 37.5, 40, 40, 40, 42.5, 42.5, 42.5) cm + growth with blocking (estimate an additional 1.5-2 inches in growth if using a superwash yarn or yarn with a high percentage of silk, alpaca or other slippery fiber).


Worsted Weight

  • 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
  • Length of Lower Body (you can easily make yours longer or shorter): 13 (14, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17) in/32.5 (35, 37.5, 40, 40, 40, 42.5, 42.5, 42.5) cm + growth with blocking (estimate an additional 1.5-2 inches in growth if using a superwash yarn or yarn with a high percentage of silk, alpaca or other slippery fiber).

 

Errata — June 30, 9:17 am Pacific

Coastal Grandma — Page 8, bottom right (last line of instruction), should read: WS, not RS.

July 27, 10 am Pacific

Coastal Grandma — Page 11, last paragraph in the first column, should read: decrease until you have approximately 42 (48, 54, 60, 66, 66, 66, 66, 66) st.