Akka by Linnea Ornstein

Akka

Knitting
September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 - 1094 yards (800 - 1000 m)
One size fits most
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Available in Swedish & English. Both charted and written pattern.

GENERAL
Akka is the perfect light garment for those late summer evenings when you need something airy and lightweight to throw on so you can stay outside just a little bit ­longer. It is a hybrid between a shawl, a ­poncho and a sweater, but because it is sewn up to get sleeves, it is worn as a ­sweater.

The fairly simple lace creates ­a diamond pattern which resembles the common ­weaving pattern “gåsöga” (goose eye), popular in the Nordic weaving tradition.

The Akka sweater is adapted for 2-ply yarn from Ullcentrum, a light sport weight yarn with a natural heathered colour made from old rustic Swedish sheep breeds.

SIZE
One size fits most. Approximately 150 cm across after blocking.

YARN
Ullcentrum 2-ply, 3 skeins (300 m per ~100 g skein), shown in Grass green on light grey. Note: A different yarn may need more. Yarn can be ordered on Ullcentrum.com.

NEEDLES ETC
4 mm/US6/UK8, 120 cm/47” circular needle. 6 stitch markers.

GAUGE
Approximately 15 sts/10 cm over lace after blocking.

METERAGE
Approximately 900 m/547 yds. Sample shawl used ~278 g = 835 m.

TIP
Stretch and measure your work after 6 repeats of chart A. If your work is already more than 40 cm, go directly to chart B.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
If you feel confused about any of the stitches or instructions, check out ­http://instructions.­linneaornstein.se for videos of Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off and other useful techniques.