At Sea Pattern


Experienced. Updated and expanded to five sizes. This is the sweater I designed for the beautiful book Knitting In America, by Melanie Falick, which has been re-released as America Knits.


The body is patterned with seven columns of motifs, including seam stitches of baby cables that begin after the garter stitch ridge, follow the body to the gusset where the seams split and surround it, meeting again in the sleeve to complete the journey into the cuffs.  Anchors, starfish,  cables, Indian Corn Stitch, and Scottish Flags are all part of the design. The pattern offers a choice of a rolled neck or a cabled neckband, and lots of detail in the patterning.

Featured Techniques: The Channel Island Cast-on, Underarm Gussets, Inverted Triangular Neck Gussets.

Finished Garment Measurements:

Chest:   42 (45, 48, 51, 54)”

Length: 25 (26, 27, 28, 29)”

Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rnds to 4″ over St st in Guernsey yarn.



Yarn:  2460 (2600, 2700, 2850, 3000) yards of Guernsey yarn, or other sport weight yarn

One US size 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle 32″ (80cm) long or size needed to obtain gauge
One size 1 (2.25 mm) circular 16″ (40 cm) long
One set (4) size 1 (2.25 mm) dpn

Notions: Cable needle (cn), tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders