Casual Ocean by Francesca Hughes

Casual Ocean

Knitting
January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in over pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1464 - 2365 yards (1339 - 2163 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
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Casual Ocean is a slouchy, drop-sleeved cardigan with a interesting yet simple wavy stitch pattern. Inspired by a record my Hub and I stumbled across in North Laine, Brighton, and bought purely for the fantastic sleeve, (think beautiful marble background, with a framed image of a painted posing dog and a young boy wearing a sailors outfit holding a posy, in front of a photo of a epic lightening storm over a lake. It was discovered to be a prog rock record, with some very mixed reviews according to all the Internet ‘experts’.
Casual Ocean is knit from the bottom up in one piece, split for the sleeves and joined at the shoulders. Stitches are then picked up and knit at the armhole and knit downwards.

Francesca wears the 3rd size and is a 37 ½” bust.

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11)

Bust (Actual finished size of garment)
83 (97.5, 112.5, 127, 142, 157, 172, 187, 202, 217, 232) cm / 32 ½ (38 ½, 44 ½, 50, 56, 62, 68,
73 ½, 79 ½, 85 ½, 91)” – to be worn with 12 – 25 cm / 5 – 10” positive ease.
Neck width (before neckband)
21.5 (23, 24, 24/5, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5, 25, 26, 26.5, 27) cm / 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½, 10 ½, 10,
10, 10 ½, 11)”
Back neck to hem length
36 (38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49.5, 51) cm / 14 ¼ (15, 15 ¾, 16 ¼, 17, 18, 18, 18 ½, 19, 19
½, 20)”
Armhole depth
16 (18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 25.5, 27, 28, 29, 30.5) / 6 ¼ (7, 7 ¾, 8 ¼, 9, 9 ¾, 10, 10 ½, 11, 11 ½, 12)”
Seam to seam (cross back)
37 (45, 52, 60, 67, 74.5, 82, 89.5, 97, 104, 112) cm / 14 ½ (17 ½, 20 ½, 23 ½, 26 ½, 29, 32 ½, 35,
38, 41, 44)”
Upper Arm Circ
33.5 (33.5, 41, 41, 41, 48, 48, 48, 56, 56, 63) cm / 13 (13, 16, 16, 16, 19, 19, 19, 22, 22, 23)”
Sleeve length
26.5 cm / 11”

Yarn
Yarn A
John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic (Sport; 100% Falkland’s Corriedale) 100g / 333 m
Shade: Indigo 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins
Yarn B: John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic Mini (Sport; 100% Falkland’s Corriedale) 25g / 83m
Shade: Woman in Blue; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skein
Yarn C: John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic Mini (Sport; 100% Falkland’s Corriedale) 25g / 83m
Shade: The Beautiful Ones; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skein

Needles
3.25mm / US 4 circular needles (32” / 80cm min length)
3.75mm / US 5 circular needles (40” / 100cm min length)
Always use the correct size needles to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 30 sts & 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” over pattern on 3.75 / US 5 mm needles after blocking to gauge.

Notions: Darning needle, stitch holders, stitch markers.