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Yawl is part of my "CustomFit Basics" collection - a set of classic garments with simple trims, designed to work in a wide variety of yarns, constructions, silhouettes, and fits. Yawl is a riff on a classic kimono-styled sleeves: It features thick garter trims on all edgings, and roomier straight sleeves. The 3/4 length shown here reduces the volume of the sleeve a bit; at longer lengths, they almost appear belled.
I've closed the cardigan with a single large, statement button - the overlapping this produces in the neckline trim adds to the kimono styling with set-in or drop-shoulder sleeves. Keep this look by using a fabric that's on the sturdier side, like I've done - or change it up completely with a fabric that has a lot of drape.
I'm shown here wearing an hourglass average fit with set-in sleeves and full hourglass shaping, but Yawl is also available in drop-shoulder construction and all other silhouettes and fits.
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We worked Yawl in Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic, in the color Norwegian Woods. This is a soft, delightful woolenspun yarn with a beautiful heathered palette. It makes a fantastic and hardwearing sweater that's comfortable dressed up or down.
Amy liked Mewesic when worked at around 5.25 stitches to the inch. At that gauge, to make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater, you'll need approximately 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) hanks of the original yarn.
For other yarns, CustomFit will give you a yardage estimate before you finalize a custom pattern, but you can also use Hannah Fettig's Stashbot app or pamphlet to estimate yarn requirements when purchasing yarn.