Kit (pattern and yarn) with Cheeky Merino Joy
Level of difficulty: easy - medium
Pattern (PDF) and softest organic Merino yarn
Kit Total
€ 124.90
PDF pattern and 6 skeins Cheeky Merino Joy
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Level of Difficulty: easy - medium

With a balance like the gently rippling sea, Sereno by Frances Othen-Wales brings maritime flair to your needles. The loosely draped sweater fascinates with its sophisticated yet quite easy-to-knit chevron pattern. The calm monochrome section and the narrow cuffs and hem create a nice counterbalance and give the design a modern look. At the same time, it exudes a playful lightness with the straight sleeves, which are wide at the wrist, and the small collar, which you can also wear turned down. The classic colour combination of the Moods tones Blue Whale and Pufferfish of our Cheeky Merino Joy creates a pleasant calm, like the steady sound of the sea.

You knit Sereno from the bottom up, starting with the waistband in stockinette stitch, which is then folded for a beautiful finish. You then knit the body in the chevron pattern in rounds, following either the written instructions or the knitting charts. The upper front and back sections are worked in a single colour and continued separately in rows. The shoulders are shaped with short rows and grafted together. For the sleeves, you pick up stitches around the armhole and, after a few monochrome rounds, knit them in the chevron pattern down to the folded sleeve cuffs. You finish by knitting the mock turtleneck collar in a 2x2 rib pattern.

Number of skeins of Cheeky Merino Joy used:

Size XS S M1 M2 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
For Bust Circ (cm) 71-76 81-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 111.5-117 122-127 132-137 142-147.5 152.5-157.5
For Bust Circ (inches) 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56-58 60-62
Finished Bust at underarm (cm) 87.5 100 112.5 119 131.5 144 150 162.5 169
Finished Bust at underarm (inches) 35 40 45 47.5 52.5 57.5 60 65 67.5
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour A (Skeins) 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 7
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour A (g) 344 386 419 447 482 544 560 605 622
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour B (Skeins) 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour B (g) 181 203 220 235 253 286 294 318 327

The indicated gram quantities apply according to the gauge. The consumption for the swatch is included in the skein specifications.

The pattern is designed with 15 - 19 cm (6 - 8 in) positive ease at bust circumference.

The garment in the images is knitted with the colours Blue Whale (A) and Pufferfish (B).


  • 3.25 mm (US 3) 100 cm (40 in) circular needle and optional double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) 100 cm (40 in) circular needle and optional double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
  • Spare 3,5 mm (US 4) needle

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Knitting techniques used:

Sereno is a design from our 2023 collection. In these turbulent times, there is much cause for reflection. And especially the desire for serenity and calm, for light-heartedness and peace. We have therefore named the designs in this collection after this longing, in different languages. The Italian word Sereno describes exactly this state of calm and serenity.