Humulus by Isabell Kraemer


November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1094 - 2276 yards (1000 - 2081 m)
1 - 9 (see notes)
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update 10/05: more sizes available
update 12/01: correction GERMAN translation

yarn kits for this pattern can be found at LAINE des ILES

Humulus (the botanical name for hops) is a lovely sweater that celebrates the elegant hop flower, its flavours and its decorative qualities. The plant is described variously as zesty, piney, earthy and floral. This sweater encompasses all of these with its delicate colourwork pattern knitted in a warm and slightly rustic yarn. It is like being wrapped in a hug

Humulus is worked seamlessly from the top down. First some Short Rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck and then the round- yoke is worked top down to sleeve separation. Some last short-rows are worked to finish the yoke shaping right before
sleeve stitches are placed on hold, then the body is worked in rounds down to the hem. Sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs last.

Snældan 3ply natural shades (284 yards (260 m)/100g)
Snældan 3ply colored (142 yards (130 m)/50g)
4 (4, 5, 5, 5)(6, 6, 7, 7) skeins in MC; shown in #3
1 (1, 1, 1, 1)(2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in CC; shown in #10
Please note: The natural shade yarns come in 100g skeins and the colored yarns come in 50g skeins.

US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeve ribbing.
US 6 (4 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.

20 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
Due to variance between knitters, color work should be swatched to determine whether to go up or down a needle size to keep gauge consistent.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
finished bust circumference:
37.25 (40.5, 42, 45.25, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)“
93 (101, 105, 113, 120)(130, 140, 150, 160) cm
Sample is worn with 6” (15 cm) positive ease at bust.

Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.