Boatswain sweater by Ola Ogunlolu

Boatswain sweater

Knitting
October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
995 - 2135 yards (910 - 1952 m)
9 sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Add a bit of nautical flair to your wardrobe with the Boatswain sweater. Its lightweight feel, loose fit and cropped silhouette; paired with long sleeves, makes this sweater the optimal staple for those perfect sunny days that come accompanied by cool breeze. Helix knitting, by avoiding monotony and retaining interest, whilst also being intuitive and straightforward, provides the perfect balance between engagement and ease, thereby allowing this project to be enjoyable to knitters of varying levels of expertise.

Finished measurements
Chest: 34” (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66)” / 86cm (97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157, 168) cm. The recommended fit for this sweater is 6” – 15” (15cm – 38cm) of positive ease. The sample shown is a size L, worn on a model with a 36” (91cm) chest, with 10” (25cm) of positive ease.

Length: 16.5” (17, 17.25, 17.5, 17.75, 18. 18, 18.5, 18.5)” / 41.9 cm (43.2, 43.8, 44.5, 45.1, 45.7, 45.7, 47.0, 47.0) cm. Length is easily customizable, but please note that changes will affect required yardage.

Materials
Yarn: KPC yarns, Gossyp 4 ply, 100% organic cotton, 50g/197 yds. Sample shown in made using Optic white (Colour A), Scuba (Colour B), and Blue steel (Colour C).

Yardage: Note that yardage estimates may vary depending on gauge variations and modifications.
Colour A: 535 (605, 670, 745, 820, 910, 980, 1080, 1155) yards. 490 (550, 612, 680, 750, 832, 900, 987, 1056) meters.
Colour B: 230 (260, 285, 320, 350, 390, 420, 460, 490) yards. 210 (238, 260, 293, 320, 356, 384, 420, 448) meters.
Colour C: 230 (260, 285, 320, 350, 390, 420, 460, 490) yards. 210 (238, 260, 293, 320, 356, 384, 420, 448) meters.

Needles: Main needle: US 4 / 3.5mm circular – 40” for body, 9” for sleeves. (adjust needle size if needed, to match gauge)
Ribbing needle: US 2 / 2.75mm circular – 40” for body, 9” for sleeves
Stitch markers – at least 8

This pattern is available as a kit on the KPC website here: https://www.kpcyarn.com/patterns-kits/ola-sweater-kit.html