Sailaway

Sailaway with me! This sweater is a top-down, seamless cardigan with a round yoke shape and traditional button bands.

This 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 pattern includes two design options!

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Description

Sailaway is a top-down, seamless cardigan with a round yoke shape and traditional button bands.

This 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 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.

Sailaway was featured as the 2022 4 Day Knitalong.


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.