Fisherman's Daughter
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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable ... a perpetual series of occasions for hope!

- John Buchan

Fisherman's Daughter

A classic fisherman-style sweater combines traditional (and not-so traditional) cables with lacey eyelet details ... just for us girls!

With a dramatic waffle-rib cable up the front ...

... a classic and so-very attractive honeycomb cable up the back ...

... a unique eyelet cable flanking all sides ...

... pretty raglan shaping ...

... and a lacey chevron for the sleeves.

Fisherman's Daughter is worked from the bottom up and seamed, but could be easily modified to work in the round. Instructions for each stitch pattern include both worked-flat and worked-in-the-round versions.

Finished chest sizes: 34 (36, 39 3/4, 43 3/4, 47 1/2, 51, 54 3/4)"
3-5" ease recommended; shown in size 39 3/4 on a 36" dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted, 125 m / 137 yd per 50 g / 1 3/4-oz skein) in Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Brigadoon (100% merino tweed or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora): 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Shown in Nirvana moss.

Substitute any worsted-weight wool or wool blend that works to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Needles size 6 US (4 mm) for ribbing and 8 US (5 mm) straight or circular needles for body; size 6 US (4 mm) circular needles for neckline ribbing; cable needle or double pointed needle; tapestry needle; scrap yarn.

Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Moss Stitch.

Skills used: Cables, reading charts (some stitch patterns in charted format only), tubular cast on and bind off (explained), Kitchener stitch, slip stitch, lace.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

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