Brennivin by Thea Colman

Brennivin

Knitting
May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 - 2200 yards (1097 - 2012 m)
XS (S, M, L)(XL, 2XL, 3XL)

This pattern can be found in issue 5 of Laine Magazine.

Brennivin is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up. Lace panels and a shawl collar make it a cardigan that you don’t want to take off.

If substituting yarn, a heather, tweed, solid or semisolid yarn in worsted weight works best. Any fibre too drapey, heavy or variegated, either in color or texture of fibre, is not recommended.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L)(XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Shown in size S. Recommended ease: 5‒7 inches (12.5‒18 cm) of positive ease. Sweater can be worn more fitted if desired.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 36.25 (40.5, 44.25, 48.5)(52.25, 56.5, 60.25) inches / 91 (102, 111, 122)(131, 142, 151) cm.
Circumference around sweater at hip, worn open, including collar: 37.5 (42, 45.5, 50)(53.5, 58, 61.5) inches / 94.5 (105.5, 114.5, 125.5)(134.5, 145.5, 154.5) cm.
Circumference around sweater at bust, worn open, including collar: 36.25 (40.5, 44.25, 48.5)(52.25, 56.5, 60.25) inches / 91 (102, 111, 122)(131, 142, 151) cm.
Depth of lower collar: 1.5 inches / 4 cm, down each front below short row shaping.
Depth of shawl collar shaping: 16 extra rows, 2.25 inches / 5.5 cm.
Full depth of collar at back neck: 3.75 inches / 9.5 cm.
Depth of body from hem to armhole: 15 (15, 16, 16)(17, 17, 17) inches / 38 (38, 40.5, 40.5)(43, 43, 43) cm.
Depth of armhole: 7 (8, 9, 9.5)(10, 11, 12) inches / 18 (20.5, 23, 24)(25.5, 28, 30.5) cm.
Length of arm from cuff to upper shaping rows: 18 (18.5, 19, 19.5)(19.5, 20 20) inches / 45 (47, 48, 50)(50, 51, 51) cm.
Width of sleeve at wrist: 8.25 (8.25, 8.75, 8.75)(9, 9, 9.5) inches / 21 (21, 22, 22)(22.5, 22.5, 23.5) cm.
Width of sleeve across top before armhole shaping: 14 (16, 18, 18.75) (20, 22, 24) inches / 35 (40, 45, 47)(50, 55, 60) cm.
Width of shoulder: 4.25 (4.5, 5, 5.75)(6.25, 6.5, 7) inches / 10.5 (11.5, 12.5, 14.5)(15.5, 16.5, 17.5) cm.
Width of back neck (centre sts + 4 dec’d in shaping): 6.5 (7, 7.5, 7.75)(9, 9.5, 10.5) inches / 16.5 (17.5, 18.5, 19.5)(22.5, 23.5, 26.5) cm.
Width of pocket: 4.25 inches / 10.5 cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 7 (7, 8, 9)(10, 11, 12) skeins of Hudson Worsted by The Yarn Collective (85% merino wool, 15% yak, 197 yds / 180 m ‒ 100 g ), colourway Beacon Natural (401). Or approx. 1200 (1300, 1450, 1600)(1800, 2000, 2200) yds / 1097 (1189, 1326, 1463)(1646, 1829, 2012) m of worsted weight yarn.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) needles for the main fabric, or size needed to get gauge. US 8 (5 mm) needles (one size larger than gauge needles) for pockets, ribbing at hem and collar.

Notions: Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders.

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on smaller needles, after blocking.

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in 1x1 ribbing on larger needles, after blocking.

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in 1x1 ribbing on smaller needles (sleeve cuff), after blocking.

41 st back lace panel is 9.5 inches / 24 cm wide. Each 17 st front panel is 3.25 inches / 8 cm wide. All measurements based on finished, blocked fabric.