Wavebreak by Rachel Illsley

Wavebreak

Knitting
July 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1241 - 2456 yards (1135 - 2246 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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The pattern for Wavebreak was originally published (under the name “Daybreak”) by Life in the Long Grass, in their Summer Mists, River Swim publication. Kits for the design can be found on the LITLG website.

Wavebreak explores the beautiful textures of the sea through a combination of traditional and more unusual techniques, creating a unique and elegant garment. The centremost feature consists of a layer of delicate mohair lace worked over the top of stockinette, bordered above and below with intricate, textured details, echoing the frothing, foaming texture of waves breaking at the shoreline. The garment is worked top-down, in the round, with a range of options to customise the design as you work and short row shaping incorporated in the yoke and body to ensure a comfortable, flattering fit – a perfect complement to the elegant design.

SAMPLE
The wearer is 5’10” with a 37” chest circumference. The sample has been worked in size L, giving 7” of positive ease at the chest. The sample has been worked to pattern, with ~2” length added to the body and sleeve lengths to allow for the height of the wearer.

SIZING GUIDE
The pattern is graded into nine sizes, identified as XS (S: M: L: XL) (2XL: 3XL: 4XL: 5XL). Intended positive ease is 2-8”.
Finished Garment Measurements:
Chest Circumference: 32” (36”: 40”: 44”: 48”) (52”: 56”: 60”: 64”) / 81cm (91.5cm: 101.5cm: 112cm: 122cm) (132cm: 142cm: 152.5cm: 162.5cm)
Front Centre Length: 19.5” (20”: 20.25”: 20.25”: 20.75”) (21”: 21”: 21.5”: 21.5”) / 49.5cm (51cm: 51.5cm: 51.5cm: 53cm) (53.5cm: 53.5cm: 54.5cm: 54.5cm)
Yoke Depth (same across all sizes): 9.5” / 24cm
Sleeve Length: 16.5” (17”: 17”: 17.5”: 17.5”) (18”: 18”: 18.5”: 18.5”) / 42cm (43cm: 43cm: 44.5cm: 44.5cm) (46cm: 46cm: 47cm: 47cm)
Upper Sleeve Circumference: 11.75” (12.25”: 13”: 14”: 15.5”) (17.5”: 19”: 20.5”: 20.5”) / 30cm (31cm: 33cm: 35.5cm: 39.5cm) (44.5cm: 48.5cm: 52cm: 52cm)

YARN
Fingering/sock weight yarn is required for the majority of the Wavebreak sweater, with laceweight mohair added around the decorative yoke. The sample for the LITLG publication was knit using the LITLG Fine Sock and Haze Lace base.

YARDAGE
MC (fingering/sock weight yarn): 987 (1107: 1209: 1327: 1471) (1598: 1716: 1868: 1945) metres / 1079 (1211: 1323: 1452: 1609) (1748: 1877: 2043: 2127) yds / 269 (302: 329: 362: 401) (435: 468: 509: 530) grams.
Mohair (laceweight yarn): 148 (171: 183: 206: 229) (243: 266: 289: 301) metres / 162 (187: 200: 225: 251) (266: 291: 316: 329) yds / 19 (20: 22: 25: 27) (29: 32: 34: 36) grams.

GAUGE
Fingering/Sock Weight Gauge:
Using 3.25mm / US size 3 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 26 stitches over 40 rounds in stockinette stitch, blocked, creates a 4x4” square.
Mohair Laceweight Gauge:
Using 3.25mm / US size 3 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 24 stitches over 30 rounds, blocked, creates a 4x4” square.

TOOLS
Two sets of 3.25mm / US size 3 circular needles, or needle size required to meet gauge
2.5mm / US size 1.5 circular needles, or needle size 1-2 sizes smaller than gauge needle
scrap yarn
2 markers

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long tail cast on
Working in the round
Knitting
Purling
Short row shaping
Slipped stitches
Stranded colourwork (charted and written instructions)
Lacework (charted and written instructions)
Separating yoke into body and sleeves
Cable cast on
Binding off