Fair Winds and Following Seas by Melissa Kemmerer

Fair Winds and Following Seas

September 2018
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 - 2550 yards (1372 - 2332 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?”
- Anne Frank

This pattern can be found in issue one of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website, select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Fair Winds and Following Seas is knit top-down, flat, in one piece, with no seaming or picking up stitches (other than a few at each underarm). It has contiguous shoulders for a perfect fit, and then the sweater becomes very flowy and drapey. Malabrigo Yarn’s Silkpaca is lightweight and airy, a perfect combination for the transition from warm days to cool evenings.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

Finished Measurements: To fit bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”/ 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 111.5, 122, 132)cm
Intended to be worn open and drapey; size based on finished back measurement x 2.

Yarn: Malabrigo Silkpaca (laceweight; 70% silk, 30% alpaca; 420 yards/ 384 m in 50g) in Polar Morn (MC) and Paris Night (CC).
1500 (1680, 1830, 1965, 2180, 2370, 2550) yards/ 1371 (1536, 1675, 1800, 1995, 2166, 2330)m MC and 365 (400, 425, 450, 490, 520, 555)yards/335 (365, 390, 410, 450, 475, 510)m CC.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.

Needles: US size 5/3.75 mm or size to obtain gauge - 24”/60cm circular (or longer) and DPNs or short circulars for sleeves.

Notions: Stitch markers, locking markers (optional), scrap yarn or spare needle cords, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

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