Seguin by Amy Herzog


August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
879 - 1842 yards (804 - 1684 m)
30 (32, 341⁄2, 361⁄2, 381⁄2, 401⁄4, 421⁄4, 441⁄4, 46, 48, 501⁄2, 541⁄2)”/76.5 (81.5, 88, 92.5, 97.5, 102.5, 107.5, 112, 117, 122, 128.5, 138) cm
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Technical editing by Sandi Rosner. Photo credit Jonathan Herzog.

Please note: Seguin patterns are available in two different ways:

  • The $7.00 download from within Ravelry is a traditionally-written pattern, with complete instructions for 12 sizes in a single gauge.

  • Seguin is also available directly within the CustomFit website. CustomFit produces custom patterns for your body, in your gauge, for $12.50.

If you’d like a completely custom version of Sequin, please click here and do NOT purchase the $7.00 pattern. Thanks!

Seguin is inspired, like so many of my designs, by the beautiful place I grew up on the coast of Maine. I spent a good chunk of my childhood on the water with my grandpa and uncles, and will go out on any kind of boat, any time. But if I get to choose, there’s no lovelier place in the world than Seguin Island on a brisk summer day. Located offshore in Midcoast Maine, Seguin is home to Maine’s tallest active light station and can be visited either by ferry/charter, or by twisting the arm of one’s nearest uncle, depending. Even in summertime, the waters off the coast of Maine can be chilly – so a sweater is always advised.

This kicky pullover is simple to knit but engaging too, thanks to the thin stripes that adorn the sweater’s body. A simple scoop neck, 1×1 ribbed trim, and contrast-color hem and sleeve cuffs complete a look that’s unfussy and timeless. I thoroughly recommend it for all boating excursions and any time the air warrants just a bit of warmth.

Blue Sky Alpacas “Royal” certainly lives up to its name. This fingering-weight, luscious alpaca is light, warm, and smoother than anything you’ve ever felt in your fingers. It elevates this simple pullover into an incredible luxury. I highly recommend it, but Seguin will also work in many other materials and gauges, depending on the look you’d like to achieve. To get a sweater similar to the one shown, choose a lofty yarn with some halo or bloom that knits up into a light fabric at the recommended gauge and comes in a subdued color palette. You’ll need approximately 586 (630, 685, 732, 782, 827, 880, 942, 1000, 1056, 1134, 1228) yds/535 (576, 626, 669, 714, 755, 804, 860, 913, 964, 1036, 1121)m MC and 293 (316, 343, 367, 392, 414, 441, 472, 501, 529, 567, 614)yds/268 (288, 313, 335, 378, 402, 431, 457, 483, 518, 561)m CC.

This sweater offers great options for all body types. As written, the scoop neckline and long sleeves flatter proportional figures. The stripe patterning camouflages the tummy and the light solid color upper torso highlights the bust. Bottom-heavy shapes might consider shortening the sweater or sleeves slightly; top- heavy shapes might consider lengthening the sweater, using the brighter color as their CC, and/or narrowing the neckline.

(One quick note on yardage in CustomFit patterns - the yardage requirements listed here are based on my preferred gauge for the recommended yarn. And while I’ve given approximate quantities for standard size sweaters, CustomFit will make your pattern in the size and gauge of your choice. It’s pretty tough to give yardage requirements for any possible combination! If you’re not using the recommended yarn, and/or you’re not a standard size, I recommend Hannah Fettig’s amazing app, stashbot, to get a sense of your yardage requirements.)