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Bergen

Knitting
November 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
1720 - 2150 yards (1573 - 1966 m)
38.5 (41.25, 44.5, 49)" / 98 (105, 113, 124.5) cm chest circumference

Short cardigan jacket with color pattern that is a variation of a traditional Norwegian “Fana” cardigan, worn during WWII as a symbol of Norwegian solidarity. Bottom facing is worked back and forth in rows. Then the lower body stitches are joined for working in the round to the shoulders, with steeks for the front opening, armholes, and neck shaping.

Fit: Standard (2-4” / 5-10 cm)

Sizing Notes: The size of the jacket is determined by the needle size - the larger sizes are made using larger rneedles. For this reason, doing a gauge swatch is very important!

Measurements:

  • Size A: 38.5” / 98 cm chest; 18.25” / 46 cm length
  • Size B: 41.25” / 105 cm chest; 19.5” / 49.5 cm length
  • Size C: 44.5” / 113 cm chest; 20.75” / 53 cm length
  • Size D: 49” / 124.5 cm chest; 22.5” / 57.5 cm length

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yd / 197 m = 100 g): Main Color (shown in #6289 Charcoal Mix), 4 (4, 4, 5) skeins; Contrast Color 1 (shown in #6206 Light Gray), 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins; Contrast Color 2 (shown in #6245 Pitch Black), 1 skein

Gauge:

  • Size A: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in two-color stockinette on larger needles
  • Size B: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in two-color stockinette on larger needles
  • Size C: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in two-color stockinette on larger needles
  • Size D: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in two-color stockinette on larger needles

Needles:

  • Size A: Body and sleeves - US 4 / 3.5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom facing, cuffs, and front and neck borders - US 2 / 2.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.
  • Size B: Body and sleeves - US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom facing, cuffs, and front and neck borders - US 3 / 3.25 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.
  • Size C: Body and sleeves - US 6 / 4 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom facing, cuffs, and front and neck borders - US 4 / 3.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.
  • Size D: Body and sleeves - US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles. Bottom facing, cuffs, and front and neck borders - US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and set of 4 double-pointed needles.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Four 5/8” / 1.6 cm buttons (decorative)
  • Two sets of hook-and-eye (round eye) closures

Techniques (included in book):

  • Provisional cast-on
  • Backward-loop cast-on
  • Steeks
  • Chart reading
  • Two-color knitting
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Backward-loop increase
  • Pick up by knitting