Posted by: Winged Knits | January 17, 2013

It is about time!

It has been forever since I put out a new self published design, so here is Breaktide !




Breaktide is a cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves that is worked from the top down, in one piece, without seams. The body is in St st with a knitted in ribbed button band and ribbed bottom hem. The sleeve cuff and neck trims are worked in a very pretty, but easy to work slip stitch pattern.

Finished Measurements at bust– 32 (35, 38 ½, 42 ¼, 45 ¾, 49 ½, 53, 56 ¾, 60 ¼)”
Sample size: 35 ”, shown with 2” positive ease.

Luxe Merino Fine by Kitchen Sink Dyeworks (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) 120 gram skein = approx 390 yards
• 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins Dexter
Approx yards– 820 (910, 990, 1080, 1170, 1240, 1375, 1475, 1570)

The yarn that the sample is knit is has been discontinued here are some other options:

Savannah DK by the Fibre Company

Fingering Silky Merino by Sundara Yarn

Panoply of Peacocks Fingering by Alisha Goes Around

Chickadee by Quince and Co.

Northumbria DK by Miss Babs

Primo Sport by The Plucky Knitter

Cassiopeia DK by Pigeonroof Studios

Opal by The Woolen Rabbit

Edna by Dirty Water Dyeworks

Everlasting DK by Dream in Color

• One 29” circular (circ) needle size US 7 (4.5 mm). (Body is worked flat, circ needle is used to accommodate large number of sts)
• One set double pointed needles (dpns) size US 7 (4.5 mm). (for sleeves)
Or size to obtain gauge.
• One 16” circ needle size US 5 (3.75 mm). (for neck pattern)
• One set of dpns size US 5 (3.75). (for cuff pattern)
• Large stitch holders or waste yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Eight 5/8” buttons

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Photos by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Coming soon – Wool 4 with Melissa LaBarre and Quince and Co. is in the works and should be out soon!



  1. Another beauty. I love your designs.

  2. So nice. It’s the simple project that i like the most!

  3. So lovely-I’ll have to add it to my queue!

  4. Simple and elegant. I love the neckline on this one!

  5. Cecily!!
    These designs look great – it looks like things are going really well, I’m so happy for you! And I can’t believe these pictures are by Carrie. It’s a small world.

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