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!

Yarn:
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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