knitscene Winter 2018: Seabrook Sweater
My friends have a running joke that, when I don’t know what to wear, I just put on everything in my closet at once. I definitely do love to layer! Mixing a few different skirt lengths, stacking necklaces, and throwing a flannel shirt on with anything are all well within my comfort zone, but my favorite type of layering piece is a sheer top like Kirsten Joel’s Seabrook Sweater from knitscene Winter 2018.
Tops like the Seabrook Sweater will always have a place in my wardrobe because they’re so versatile. Change your look and the sweater’s warmth by layering over different shirts and under different vests and jackets. A camisole is always a safe bet for a bottom layer, but this top would also be so cute over a dramatic graphic tee, a slinky strapless dress, or even a jersey turtleneck.
Drop shoulders and a roomy fit make this piece easy to layer over everything in your closet. But my favorite part of this design is the generous cowl neck, which adds a bit of glamour to the look. It’s a little bit funnel neck, a little bit turtle neck, and a little bit ballet neck, all combined to frame the face and neck beautifully.
The Seabrook Sweater is super light, airy, and soft on the skin, making it wonderful for next-to-skin wearing or next-to-someone-else’s-skin cuddling this winter. Start yours today and get ready to bust it out all winter for parties, date nights, and just because!
DESIGNER Kirsten Joel
FINISHED SIZE 34¾ (38¾, 42, 46, 49¼, 53¼)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 38¾”; modeled with 6¾” of positive ease.
YARN Willow & Lark Plume (70% mohair; 30% silk; 230 yd [210 m]/ 7/8 oz [25 g]): #321 Windermere, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls. Yarn distributed by LoveKnitting.
NEEDLES Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 12 sts and 25 rnds = 4″ in St st.