seeds and chains


seeds and chains Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • inc and dec
  • yo, k2tog, ssk

Pattern Description:

Inspired by a menswear cardigan with a flat yoke and textured body, seeds and chains contrasts a simple seed stitch and a fancy openwork lace ribbing for a sophisticated yet puckish look. And, the Italian chain has just enough challenge to make knitting it interesting.

Body is worked all-in-one piece from the bottom-up. Sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up. After shoulders are bound off, front bands are continued, then sewn to back neck.


22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in Italian Chain. Take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES 3 - 6 (12, 18, 24) months
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (fabric has plenty of stretch) Chest (buttoned): 19 (20 1/4, 21 1/4, 22 1/4)"/ 48.5 (51.5, 54, 56.5)cm Length: 11 1/4 (12, 13, 13 1/2) inches/ 28.5 (30.5, 34.25)cm Sleeve length to underarm: 6 3/4 (7 1/4, 7 3/4, 8 1/4) inches/ 17 (18.5, 19.5, 21)cm


  • 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins Madelinetosh's Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/ 100 gm skein; shown in William Morris or approx 325 (375, 425, 500) yds/ 300 (350, 400, 450)m DK weight yarn
  • 5 buttons -- 3/8"/ 12mm diameter

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 6 US/ 4mm needles, or size to obtain gauge

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK

About Designer

About Designer

Lori Versaci on

Published in knitty and Twist Collective, Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, she has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). ...

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