Who doesn’t love an easy to knit, multi-season, go-anywhere pullover to knit for yourself or that special other?
Sea Fret is all that and more—versatile, unisex, and completely easy to wear, it is sweater dressing at its most comfy. Choose between v-neck and crew neck options to suit your taste or make one of each! It’s certainly a quick enough project. Knit in the round from the bottom up, it moves along at a quick pace and finishes up with just a few inches of underarm seaming.
Styled with raglan shaping, the fit is a little less formal and more flexible, making this a garment you can pass around and share easily. The pattern includes nine sizes from young adult to big and tall. The weight is just right—soft and airy in fingering or light sport yarn, it is the one you’ll want to grab again and again.
Subtle texture softens the fabric throughout the sweater body, making for nice transitions when using a gradient yarn. Yarn suggestions for Sea Fret include Stone Soup Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering, Seasons Fingering, or Shetlandia Sport. It’s a great style for that single breed, heritage wool you’ve been longing to knit! You could even knit this in the G.O.A.T. Fingering for a cozy, retro-luxe version.
The cable detailing along the side seams and raglan lines adds definition, but it can be eliminated easily, as I did with David’s red version—simply convert the raglan cable panels to stockinette and work an extra repeat of the body pattern (or garter stitch) at side seams—the stitch count is the same for an easy swap out.
I added optional patterned elbow patches to the plain sleeves of my v-neck version for a fun detail, also included in the pattern. Whether you choose them or not is up to you, but they are a great way to protect a lightweight garment that you’ll want to live in.
Sea Fret Pullover is a great beginner choice to knit in the Rhinebeck Sweater KAL. It's a community of knitters from all over coming together to knit a new sweater and leave with valuable insight. Pick out any Knitspot sweater design for FREE when you sign up and start on August 6th, 2022. Weekly Zoom meetings and the exclusive Ravelry forums allow for progress to be shared and friendships to be made. Did we mention special prizes? Join us as we host another long awaited Rhinebeck Sweater KAL.