Magnus by Veronik Avery


June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
970 - 1690 yards (887 - 1545 m)
25¾ (27, 28¼, 30½, 33)" circumference at chest; sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
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Cozy up against the spine-tingling chill of ghost stories around the campfire in a handsome hoodie steeped in Scandinavian tradition. Magnus is knit in the round in Loft with steeks added at the front neck and sleeve openings so that the colorwork can be speedily completed. The hood is picked up from the neck and shaped with short rows, then finished with a Joinery bind-off and garter stitch worked circularly around the opening. Sleeves are sewn in once the steeks have been cut. Knitters up for a technical challenge will reward themselves with a true boyhood classic.

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
860 (985, 1150, 1395, 1555) yards Color 1 (C1)
110 (110, 115, 125, 135) yards Color 2 (C2)
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skeins C1, 1 skein C2
Photographed in colors Old World (C1) and Fossil (C2)

27 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
27 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in charted colorwork pattern with Size B needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16” and 24” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Charted Colorwork Sections):
One 24” circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves).

25¾ (27, 28¼, 30½, 33)“ circumference at chest
Sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
Intended Ease: approximately + 3-4”
Sample shown is size 6 (28¼”) on child who normally wears size 6
Shown in third and fourth photos on child who normally wears size 8

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.