desinged for the nederlandse breidagen 2016 in Zwolle
update 10/25: dutch, french, italian, and german translations added
This sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down, and uses the contiguous set in sleeves method developed by Susie Myers. Knitting starts with the cast-on of the stitches for the back, the shoulders and some first stitches of the front. You will increase before and after the shoulder stitches on every row until you reach the final cross-back width. From that point increases are done to shape the sleeve caps, at the same time the neck shaping is done by adding stitches to the fronts. Once all shaping is complete, the sleeve stitches are placed on hold, to work the body first to the final length of the neck opening (button placket). From this point the body will be worked in rounds to the short-row shaped bottom. Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves in the round top down to the cuffs. Button band, buttonhole band and neck finishing are worked last.
Blackhill SilkWool (75% wool, 25% silk; 575 m (626 yd) / 100g:
light grey #R013 (C1): 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins;
grey #012 (C2): 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins,
or fingering to sport weight yarn
that gives you the correct gauge and a pleasant fabric.
Second sample (purple) is knit with Welthase BFL XL Fingering and Bart & Francis Lino Flandrica held together.
Approx. yardage for a one-color version: 980 (1040, 1100, 1155, 1240, 1390, 1530) m 1068 (1133, 1200, 1258, 1350, 1515, 1667) yds
3 mm (US 2 ½) circular needle, 60 cm (24”) long (for neck finishing and button bands).
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle, 80 cm (32”) long, and DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge.
Note: the sweater is worked flat and in rounds - your gauge may change when knitting in rounds; adjust needle size, if necessary to keep gauge consistent.
22.5 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in)
in Stockinette stitch on larger needle
10 small buttons (approx. 1 cm (3/8 in) diameter), stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, blocking tools.
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference:
85.25 (88.75, 94.25, 97.75, 103, 113.75, 124.5) cm
33.5 (35, 37, 38.5, 40.5, 44.75, 49) inches