Deckhand - Women's by Kathleen Dames

Deckhand - Women's

November 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
880 - 2200 yards (805 - 2012 m)
31 [34, 38, 41, 45, 48, 51] inches
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Now that your little scallywags have their own Deckhand sweaters, it’s time to get yours. But how about a bit of shaping for a woman’s curves, ¾ sleeves, and a raglan yoke with button detail? This one is also just right for cool summer evenings on deck. And working it up in Cascade’s Ultra Pima makes it a bit more refined. Let those little scallywags climb the rigging—you’re going to loll on the deck!

Jogless stripes allow you to work this sweater in the round without your stripes spiraling out of control. A double-knitting trick keeps your placket happening all at once. Just sew on your buttons and weave your underarms, and you’ll be ready to set sail.

Women’s XS S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3Xn size M)
Chest: 31 34, 38, 41, 45, 48, 51 inches

Traditional version
Natural (MC) 3 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7 skeins;
Indigo Blue (CC) 1 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3 skeins

Annie’s alternative version
Wine (MC) 3 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8 skeins;
Natural (CC) 1 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins

US6/4.0mm 29-inch circular needle and set of five DPNs (or longer circular needle if using Magic Loop for sleeves)
Cable needle or spare DPN
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Stitch markers
Coilless safety pins
Three 1-inch Buttons
Matching thread, if yarn will not fit through buttonholes

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Working flat
Working in the round

Technical editing by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud.
Sample knitting by Annie Rota.