Helsinki Sweater by Janine Bajus
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Helsinki Sweater

Knitting
September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
33", 37", 41",45", 49", 53" bust
This pattern is available for $11.00 USD buy it now

The Helsinki Sweater is a graceful yoke design with short rows and waist shaping to give a flattering fit. The body of the sweater is a deep olive green; the many oranges and subtle greens of the Turkish motif in the yoke give an overall effect of mid-century Scandinavian pottery designs: thus, the name Helsinki Sweater.

Eight shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift fingering-weight yarn are used in this sweater.

The body and sleeves are easy, you might say mindless!, knitting; the yoke has all the attributes of traditional Fair Isle knitting--only two colors per round, value gradients moving in the background and in the pattern, and geometric motifs with no long floats. Therefore, the sweater is a good introduction to stranded knitting.

The pattern comes is offered in 6 sizes: 33”, 37”, 41”, 45”, 49”, and 53” bust.

February 2016: I’ve added another color way to the pattern--Autumn in Oklahoma: deep blue body with the bright colors of fallen leaves.