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Sometimes the heart yearns for a change. Not necessarily a drastic one, simply a break from routine, or a new adventure, or maybe just the freedom to act on a whim. With its unique construction coupled with its versatile style, Breaking the Waves embodies our heart’s desire for something different. Beginning with a simple top-down raglan construction, the pattern then literally changes direction, and the lacy fronts are worked sideways, providing a welcome break from the usual without being overly complicated. The finished cardigan can be worn wrapped or open, dressy or casual – numerous possibilities to suit your every mood.

Created in collaboration with Malabrigo Yarn for their Freelance Patterns Project.


XS (S, M)L, XL, XXL.
To fit bust: 73 (83, 93)103, 113, 122 cm / 29.25 (33.25, 37.25)41.25, 45.25, 48.75 inches.
The cardigan is designed to be worn with no ease across the back and with fronts overlapped or open.
Sample shown in Size M on 93 cm / 37” bust.


3 (3, 4)4, 5, 6 skeins of Malabrigo Sock (100% merino; 440y / 100g).
Sample was made in colorway 800 Tiziano Red.


3.75 mm / US #5 or size needed for gauge - circular needle (80 cm / 32” long) and dpns.
3.5 mm / US #4 or one size smaller than gauge needles - circular needle (60 cm / 24” long).
3.25 mm / US #3 or two sizes smaller than gauge needles - circular needle (100 cm / 40” long) and dpns.


stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders / scrap yarn.


24 sts and 34 rows in 10 cm / 4” in St st worked flat with larger needles.
Take time to save time - check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Breaking The Waves

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