AMY HERZOG DESIGNS
A tailored pullover for fall with cloverleaf motifs.
This pattern is a PDF download.
Sizes: Ten sizes; intended to be worn with 1-3” positive ease in the bust.
Final Measurements: Bust sizes measure: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50, 54)”
Length from hem to shoulder: 22 (23¼, 23¾, 24, 24¾, 25, 25½, 25½, 25½)”
Yarn: Quince and Co. Osprey (170 yds/100g hank). Shown in color Frank’s Plum, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) hanks or approximately 834 (943, 1020, 1078, 1164, 1233, 1308, 1433, 1530, 1661) yds in an alternate yarn.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4” in St st
Needles: US 9
Pattern Notes: Seamair is the perfect fall cardigan with a gentle V-neckline and cloverleaf lace panels, and is knit in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed together. The hems are edged with deep 1×1 twisted ribbing, and the plackets are trimmed with applied i-cord in a way that allows for last-minute button placement.
Simply block the cardigan pieces, sew them together, put the cardigan on, and mark the button placement with safety pin-style stitch markers. Then, when working the applied i-cord, just detach it for a few rows to work the buttonholes. Sew the buttons to the inside of the placket for a clean, trim look.
The cloverleaf cable panels continue on the back of the sweater, with the waist shaping occurring between the panels to enhance the hourglass look.
With the most minor of alterations, Seamair can flatter a wide variety of body types. As written, the combination of the V neckline and twisted rib on the hem make Seamair a balanced sweater good for proportional and top-heavy shapes. Minimizing the twisted rib on the bottom of the sweater (or changing it to a faced hem), in addition to shortening the body, will make Seamair a great choice for bottom-heavy shapes. The buttons are not added until after the whole sweater is seamed together, so that you can tweak their placement to your heart’s content.
Vertical darts allow for extremely flexible shaping, customized to fit your body. Should you desire less waist shaping than specified, you can either omit the shaping rows entirely, or omit only the shaping on the front of the sweater. Omitting only the front shaping (or using a smaller amount of shaping on the front) can provide a very nice fit on the small of the back without stretching the sweater too tight in the waist. Bustier women can accommodate their needs by performing more increases on the front of the sweater, and not in the back. The extra stitches increased can be decreased into the armpit or neckline.