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Seanair

Knitting
September 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Small diamond texture stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1625 - 2900 yards (1486 - 2652 m)
S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
This pattern is available for free.

IMPORTANT:** *Gauge should be 24 sts* & 34 rows in 4” in the Small diamond texture stitch. My deepest apologies! I don’t know how I missed that through all of the proofing! /jb

More Errata:

Error in Left Front Cable Panel chart: Row 1, stitches 15-18 should be a 2/2 RC, not a 2/2 LC as charted.

Corrections in Text Instructions for Cable Panels --
Right Front Cable Panel, Row 19 should read K1, p2, k4, p2, (2/2RPC, 2/2LPC) twice, p2, k4, p3, k8, p3.

Right Back Cable Panel, Row 9 has “2.2RC” where it should be “2/2RC”.
Right Back Cable Panel, Row 13 should read: P3, k8, p3, 2/2RC, p4, 2/2LC, (p4, 2/2RC) twice, p2, k2. (There was an extraneous 2/2RC instruction after the word “twice.”)
SIZES S, L, 2XL, and 4XL ONLY

Left Back Cable Panel, Row 7 should read K2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k4, p3, k8, p3
Left Back Cable Panel, Row 19 should read K2, p2, k4, p2, (2/2RPC, 2/2LPC) twice, p2, k4, p3, k8, p3.

Left Front Cable Panel, Row 9 should read P3, k8, p3, 2/2RC, p2, k2, p4, 2/2RC, p4, k2, p2, 2/2RC, p2, k2.

Set Up Row Instructions for Sizes S, L, 2XL and 4XL:
Set-Up Row (RS): *K2, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, k2, M1p, p2, M1p, M1, k2, M1, M1p, p2, M1p, k2, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, M1p, (k2, M1) twice, k2, M1p, p2; work Small Diamond Texture Stitch (SDTS) over the next 18-, 30, -, 42, -, 54 sts, M1, p2, k4 (slipping marker in between), p2, M1, work SDTS over the next 18-, 30, -, 42, -, 54 sts (starting with k2 instead of k3 because the M1 counts as the first k st), p2, M1p, (k2, M1) twice, k2, M1p, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, k2, M1p, p2, 1p, M1, k2, M1, M1p, p2, M1p, k2, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, k2, repeat from * for the second half of the sts, slipping markers as you come to them. 276-, 324, -, 372, -, 420 sts.

Set-Up Row Instructions for Sizes M, XL, and 3XL:
Set-Up Row (RS): *K2, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, k2, M1p, p2, M1p, M1, k2, M1, M1p, p2, M1p, k2, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, M1p, (k2, M1) twice, k2, M1p, p2; work Small Diamond Texture Stitch (SDTS) over the next -24, -, 36, -, 48, - sts, k2tog, p2, k4 (slipping marker in between), p2, ssk, work SDTS over the next -24, -, 36, -, 48, - sts, (starting with k2 instead of k3 because the ssk counts as the first k st), p2, M1p,(k2, M1) twice, k2, M1p, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, k2, M1p, p2, M1p, M1, k2, M1, M1p, p2, M1p, k2, p2, M1, k2, M1, p2, k2, repeat from * for the second half of the sts, slipping markers as you come to them. -300, -, 348, -, 396, - sts.

On the instructions for Shape Right Front Neckline, it should read … With RS facing, decrease across the cable panel as follows: k2, p2, ssk, k2tog, p2, k2, (p2tog) twice, ssk, k2tog, (p2tog) twice, k2, p2, ssk, k2tog, p1, p2tog, ssk, k4, k2tog, p2tog, p1 (14 sts decreased); then finish rem sts with Wide Garter Rib. 4751, 53, 59, 64, 69, 75 sts.

Seanair* is the Scottish Gaelic word for grandfather, a name I chose because the person I designed this for is a grandfather with a Celtic ancestry.

There is very little seaming in this cardigan. The body is knit in one long piece from side to side, then the upper back and upper fronts are finished separately. After the body is finished, the shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind-off, the sleeves are picked up around the armhole opening, and the double collar is picked up around the neck edge. Only the zipper is sewn in.

The design is mirrored around the body: The right front is reflected on a vertical axis to become the right back; the configuration is repeated on the back except that there whole piece is joined (instead of split for a zipper). It could easily be made into a crew-neck pullover by joining the fronts and working twisted stitches into the center front (as is done in the back).

Because it was designed as outerwear, I worked in an underarm gusset for a little more roominess.

*Seanair is pronounced approximately as “Shen er” with the accent on the first syllable.

Other Materials Needed

  • cable needle
  • yarn needle
  • at least two stitch markers
  • 1 separating zipper for medium-weight jacket (length depends on the length of the front plus the length of the collar; you may want to wait until the sweater is finished to purchase)
  • straight pins for basting the zipper and collar facing
  • sewing needle and thread for attaching the zipper OR smaller tapestry needle and lengths of 2-ply yarn