Designed during one of my recent eight-week top-down saddle-shoulder sweater design classes (scroll down for class information), EmmaLeigh features decorative cables that run across the shoulders and down the sleeves. The cables are repeated along the sides of the V-neck and down the center front. Increases worked between the armholes and lower body provide a slight swing shape for a flattering and comfortable fit.

Worked in a sportweight yarn that’s a breathable mix of merino, silk, and flax, EmmaLeigh is worked seamlessly from the top down, beginning with the two shoulder saddles from which stitches are picked up for the back and front. The upper back and front are worked back and forth in rows to the underarms, at which point the lower body is joined and worked in rounds. Stitches for the three-quarter-length sleeves are picked up around the armholes, the caps shaped with short-rows, then worked in rounds to the cuffs.

Both charted and row-by-row instructions are included.

Finished Measurements: About 33 (37 1/2, 40 3/4, 44 1/4) (47 3/4, 52 1/2, 56 3/4)” (84 [94.5, 103.5, 112.5] [121.5, 133.5, 144] cm) circumference at bust. Sweater shown measures 37 1/4″ (94.5 cm) at bust.

Yarn: Elemental Affects Coastal (50% U.S. Shaniko merino wool, 25% mulberry silk, 25% Belgian flax; 205 yards [187 meters]/2 ounces [56.7 grams]): #300 Natural, 6 (7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 10) skeins.