Deckhand - Women's

from Kathleen Dames

Deckhand - Women's Pattern


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Knitting: Deckhand - Women's
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Casting on
  • Binding off
  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Working flat
  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

Now that your little scallywags have their own Deckhand sweaters, it's time to get yours. But how about a bit of shaping for a woman's curves, 3/4 sleeves, and a raglan yoke with button detail? This one is also just right for cool summer evenings on deck. And working it up in Cascade's Ultra Pima makes it a bit more refined. Let those little scallywags climb the riggingyou're going to loll on the deck!

Jogless stripes allow you to work this sweater in the round without your stripes spiraling out of control. A double-knitting trick keeps your placket happening all at once. Just sew on your buttons and weave your underarms, and you'll be ready to set sail.


21 stitches x 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust: 31 [34, 38, 41, 45, 48, 51] inches


  • US 6/4.0mm 29" circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • US 6/4.0mm set of five DPNs (or longer circular needle if using Magic Loop)
  • Cascade Ultra Pima in Indigo Blue (CC) 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3] skeins
  • Cascade Ultra Pima in Natural (MC) 3 [4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7] skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • Three 1" buttons
  • Matching thread if yarn won't fit through buttonholes
  • Stitch markers
  • Coil-less safety pins
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Spare needle or DPN

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Ultra Pima


Natural & Indigo Blue or Wine & Natural

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on

I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.

Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn ...

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