Clara by Rohn Strong


May 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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There is a small amount of errata when working the Front/Back beginning after Armhole Shaping:

You should now have on needle 73, (82, 83, 92, 93, 102, 103, 112

Then second row of neck shaping should be worked as follows

Bind off next 37, (46, 47, 56, 57, 66, 67, 58) sts

Work Should Shaping as written, simply reversing shaping for second shoulder.

Some Notes:

  1. Row Gauge is EXTREMELY important in this pattern (I would dare say more important than stitch gauge). Please check row gauge before any inquires regarding this pattern.

  2. Directions for Front are to work as for back. This means everything. Because this is a vintage inspired piece I kept it pretty simple.

  3. Yarn amounts will vary if you do not use the yarn specified. It is a thicker worsted weight and blocks very well.

I’ve always loved the classic vintage Victory Jumper. However I wanted an updated, modern, and wearable version. I loved the simple lace stitch, so I borrowed the lace stitch, wrote a brand new pattern sized for women from S - 5X and viola!…an ode to the classic vintage victory jumper! A simple lace pattern sets this otherwise ordinary red, white, and blue jumper apart from the rest. A wide rib, capped and puffed sleeve, and high neckline all work together for a sweater that is made for the modern woman.

Materials Needed:
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) Skeins Raspberry (A), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) Skeins Edelweiss (B) and 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) Skeins Maritime (C) 50g/181yds.
Needles: One each US 6 (4.0mm) and US 8 (5.0 mm) Needles.
Notions: Tapestry Needle, Scissors.
Gauge: 1 Pattern Repeat and 8 rows = 2” in Stockinette Stitch. If your gauge is not that given here, try a smaller or larger needle until you obtain this gauge. If you have to use a different size needle from that called for, it will not in any way alter the garment provided you knit 6 stitches to the inch.
Finished Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) in.
Finished Length: 18 (18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21) in.
Finished Sleeve: 9 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11)

Pattern Notes:
Sweater is worked from the bottom up in two pieces.
To lengthen or shorten do so at ribbing and not in main pattern stitch.