Juno by Natasja Hornby


June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2700 - 4700 yards (2469 - 4298 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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The Aran, the Breton, the Gansey, the Lopapeysa - they are called classics for a reason. These are the sweater styles so timeless there is an incarnation of any of them out there for almost everyone.

Thinking about the classics and the designs they inspire, the idea for Juno, the high-spirited lovechild of a Breton and a traditional round yoke sweater, popped in my head. Juno is a classic with a twist.

Juno is knit seamlessly from the bottom up to the underarms. The decreases and increases for waist shaping are not worked at the sides of the body. Instead, they are placed more towards mid front and mid back, drawing the eye inward to emphasize the waist. For an even better fit, the pattern includes instructions for optional horizontal bust darts. Juno is designed to have negative to no ease around the bust and high hip and about 2 inches of positive ease around the midsection.

The sleeves are worked in the round separately and then joined with the body.
The yoke is worked in one piece up to the neckband, combining raglan and balanced decreases. After the stranded color work, short rows are worked to raise the back of the neck.

The colorwork was designed while traveling in Turkey. It’s inspired by the pretty nazar boncuğu beads, an amulet believed to defy evil forces. For those of you who are not into knitted talismans (or the colors I chose), I’ve included a ‘color by symbols’ chart. Take out those crayons, and have yourself a coloring fest!


Chest: 30.5, 35, 39.25, 43.75, 45.75, 50.25, 54.5”
Length: 22, 22.5, 23, 24.5, 25, 25.5, 26”