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Over the Ocean

Published in Knit Now Magazine, Issue 144 – released 13th July, 2022

This pattern is currently going through a complete overhaul, including a full rework of the short row shaping and changes to the overall grading structure. It will be re-tech edited and tested before being self released in a few months time. To keep up to date with progress, do sign up to my newsletter!

Over the Ocean is an every day garment which can complement most looks by dressing up or down. The slip stitch cables creates a light, airy fabric but still has warmth for those chillier evenings, the ‘undulating’ texture is, representative of the flowing tides of a calm ocean glistening in the sun. It was specifically designed to connect with a wide variety of yarns. For instance, the slipped cable stitches really accentuate flecks and speckles in yarns, making them really pop, which in turn enhance the texture of the fabric. Likewise, a semi solid or solid yarn will let the stitch pattern speak for itself, in all its textured glory.

(Images courtesy of Knit Now Magazine and yarn support from Rowan)

Magazine Pattern Errata available here

Over the Ocean is a seamless, top-down children’s raglan sweater worked in the round. The unisex design features a twisted 1×1 rib and a three stitch cable which runs with the raglan increases. The neckline can either be worked straight (handy not having to worry which is the back or the front when throwing over kids heads!) or with shaping using German short rows to drop the front neckline slightly. The all-over texture is created by alternating rounds of cabled slip stitches which creates an ‘undulating’ effect, representative of the flowing tides of a calm ocean glistening in the sun.

6m (1yr, 2yrs, 4yrs) (6yrs, 8yrs, 10yrs, 12yrs).

Ages are provided as a guide only. Due to deviations in children’s body shapes, choose a size based on the actual chest measurement. 2-3” (5-7.5cm) positive ease is recommended, allowing for plenty of growing room. Therefore pick a size approximately 2-3” (5-7.5cm) larger than the actual chest measurement.

A. Finished chest circumference

B. Yoke depth measured at the front

C. Upper arm circumference

D. Sleeve length measured from underarm

E. Underarm to bottom of side hem

Sizing in Inches

12yrs33.5 7.511.51515

Sizing in Centimetres


The modelled sample is an age 4yrs and is knit from Rowan Summerlite DK 100% cotton 130m (142yds) per 50g in the colourway ‘453 – Summer’.

Suggested Yarns

Rowan Summerlite DK 100% cotton 130m (142yds) per 50g.

Any DK yarn with approximately 130m (142yds) per 50g should work. Do remember that yarns with different fibre properties will affect the overall fabric. If substituting yarn, it is important to create a blocked swatch to ensure gauge can be met and you are happy with the fabric created.

Required Meterage

6m (1yr, 2yrs, 4yrs) (6yrs, 8yrs, 10yrs, 12yrs)

345 (415, 535, 625) (765, 935, 1085, 1160)m / 380 (455, 585, 685) (835, 1025, 1185, 1270) yds.

This equates to 3 (4, 5, 5) (6, 8, 9, 9) balls of

Rowan Summerlite DK 100% cotton 130m (142yds) per 50g.

The stated meterage (yardage) is the estimated quantity needed to create both the garment and one swatch.


22 stitches and 28 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm) in stockinette stitch using 4mm (US size 6mm) OR size needed to obtain gauge, after blocking.


3.5mm (US size 4) and 4mm (US size 6) circular needles OR size needed to get gauge.

Length dependent on your knitting style:

24”+ (60cm+) circular for magic loop in both sizes for neckline, sleeves and sleeve cuffs.

OR double pointed needles in both sizes.

16” (40cm) circular for yoke/body.


8 stitch markers

Stitch holders or waste yarn

Knitting the the round

Simple cable knitting

German Short Rows


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