Hello Sailor! Cardigan

I conceived this sweater on vacation in Brittany – Bretagne. A play on the traditional fisherman’s jersey. In the little town in Brittany I stayed in, they grow a special curvy-edged oyster in the Belon ( sea arm). The tide rushes inland for several miles if it’s high, and retreats as far at low tide. So I actually walked between the oyster beds ( never knew they came in sacks) and watched French people tease fresh seafood from the fragrant mud….
Hello Sailor! Is a bottom up garment with set-in, ¾ length sleeves and a cleverly constructed mid-front ruffle. The vintage feel of the sweater is right on trend.
The optional Breton stripe adds freshness and visual interest.

Design notes
Edging: The edges of the waterfall ruffle are designed to curl. The hem and sleeve hems are folded and sewn on. The sleeves have a slight fullness in the shoulder.
Sizes 1X-3X/busty girls: there are optional bust darts for your sizing. However, these don’t combine with stripes!

Colourmart Cashmere fingering
700 (800,900,1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 yards) cream(A), 200(200, 200, 200, 250, 250, 250, 250) yards charcoal(B),

Gauge: 23 st and 36 rows in (striped) stockinette.
Needles: 3.5mm 32″ circular needles; I use Addi Turbos.

Notions: 6 stitch markers, yarn needle

Length from neck to hem: 56 (58, 60, 62, 62, 62, 62, 62)cm 22 (23, 23.5, 24.5, 24.5, 24.5, 24.5) inches.
Armpit to armpit (laid flat and closed): 39 (41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53) cm 15.5 (16, 17, 17.75, 18.5, 19, 20, 21) inches.
Model is 1.80m/5’11” and is wearing a lengthened M.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X (86, 91, 96, 101, 106, 111, 116, 121) cm (34, 36, 38,40, 42, 44, 46, 48)inch bust circumference.

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