Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

Seacoast

Knitting
April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
855 - 1860 yards (782 - 1701 m)
32½ (36, 40½, 44, 48½) (52, 56½, 60, 64½)" [82.5 (91.5, 103, 112, 123) (132, 143.5, 152.5, 164) cm] circumference at chest
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This flattering statement piece flaunts clean lines and an iconic, open neckline. Worked in the round from the top down, Seacoast’s circular yoke begins with a slipped-stitch rib and utilizes short rows below the yoke to raise the back. Sleeves are picked up and knit circularly to the cuff. Optional waist shaping empowers you to play with shape to find the fit that suits you best.

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Construction

  • Seacoast is worked in the round from the top down. The stitches are then divided for front, back, and sleeves. The sleeve stitches are held until the body is completed, then the sleeves are worked in the round to the cuffs.
  • Short rows are worked on the back after the patterned section of the yoke is complete, in order to shape and raise the neckline.
  • Because of the stretchiness of the ribbed fabric at the top of the yoke, you may wish to sew a length of seam tape or ribbon along the inside edge of the neck opening to stabilize it.

Finished Dimensions

  • 32½ (36, 40½, 44, 48½) (52, 56½, 60, 64½)“ [82.5 (91.5, 103, 112, 123) (132, 143.5, 152.5, 164) cm] circumference at chest
  • Fossil sample shown is size 36”/91.5 cm with ½“/1.5 cm positive ease on model
  • Old World sample shown is size 52”/132 cm with 1”/25 cm positive ease on model

Yarn

  • 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) (11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/128 meters per 50g)
  • Note: The second and fifth sizes use almost exactly 7 and 10 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in colors Fossil and Old World

Yardage

  • 855 (970, 1105, 1230, 1400) (1515, 1675, 1750, 1860) yards 782 (887, 1010, 1125, 1280) (1385, 1532, 1600, 1701) meters of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 18 stitches & 30 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Yoke and Main Fabric)

  • One each 24”/60 cm and 32”/80 cm circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Yoke Ribbing, Cuffs and Hem)

  • One 16”/40 cm or 24”/60 cm (depending on size worked), one 32”/80 cm circular needle, and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Short Rows (Wrap & Turn Method)
  • Backward Loop Cast On

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate