Elva Sweater by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

Elva Sweater

by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou
Knitting
December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse St st pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1542 - 2368 yards (1410 - 2165 m)
To fit following sizes: S1 (S2, M1, M2) [L1, L2, XL1, XL2]
 80 (85, 90, 95) [100, 105, 110, 115] cm / 32 (34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44, 46]” bust circumference.
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The inspiration for my newest sweater design simply came from one of my favourite yarns, the Brooklyn Tweed yarn, and a spectacular and easy-to-memorise mock-cable pattern!

Elva is a classic set-in sleeves sweater, worked in four pieces: a front, a back and two identical sleeves. All the pieces are worked flat from the bottom edge up to the neck. Pieces are seamed together at the end, then the neckband is picked up.

The pattern contains schematics, chart and written instructions, photo and video tutorials. It has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

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Pattern info:

BUST CIRCUMFERENCE OF FINISHED SWEATER
88 (93.75, 98, 103.5) 108, 113.5, 117.25, 123.25 cm / 35.25 (37.5, 39.25, 41.5) 43.25, 45.5, 46.75, 49.25”. Intended to be worn with 7.25-8.75 cm / 2.75-3.5” of positive ease at bust.
Sample in picture shown in size M1 with 8 cm / 3.25” positive ease at bust.

YARN
280 (300, 325, 345) 360, 380, 405, 430 g / 1410 (1510, 1635, 1740) 1810, 1910, 2040, 2165 m / 1540 (1650, 1790, 1900) 1980, 2090, 2230, 2365 yds, 6 (6, 7, 7) 8, 8, 9, 9 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft
2-ply fingering weight, Faded Quilt colourway, Targhee-Columbia wool, approx. 50 g / 251 m / 275 yds per skein.
(Yarn for the gauge swatch is included).

NEEDLES
-2.5 mm / US 1.5, 60-80 cm / 24-32” long circular needle for picking up stitches for the neckband.
-2.75 mm / US 2, 30-35 cm / 12-14” long single-point knitting needle for the Long-tail Tubular Cast-on.
-3 mm / US 2.5, 80 cm / 32” long circular needle for the borders. You can use 60 cm / 24” long circulars for the neckband. Please note that you will need another circular in the same size to separate neckband sts for the Kitchener st BO.
-3.5 mm / US 4, 80 cm / 32” long circular needle for body and sleeves.

If you prefer to work on single-point knitting needles, then use 30-35 cm / 12-14” long needles in the same thickness as circulars.


GAUGE
Finished gauge swatches (blocked):
-21.5 sts and 37 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Reverse St st pattern
-27.25 sts and 37 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Mock Cable Lattice pattern
Note: Both gauge swatches worked on size 3.5 mm / US 4 needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Measurements taken from flattened but unstretched fabrics. 


NOTIONS
stitch markers
row counter
tape measure scissors

blunt tapestry needle

The pattern is available for In - Store Sales.

Have fun♡