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May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1094 - 1969 yards (1000 - 1800 m)
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Roland my brother is really cool. He can do anything he wants – from fixing cars and cutting down trees to cooking delicious food and designing complex functional gadgets. I wanted to knit him a sweater that can be worn in an office when he does engineering stuff, while also being cozy, comfortable and usable for outdoor activity.

Roland the sweater is a raglan top-down pullover with a patterned body and sleeves. The straight lower body makes this a unisex design, but instructions are included for adding waist shaping if desired for a women’s version. And as a bonus, this sweater is truly reversible – be sure to pick up those neckline stitches carefully, and you’ll be able to wear Roland either side out - whichever you like best!

When selecting a size, opt for minimal or no positive ease for a man and perhaps a bit of negative ease for a woman (especially if you choose the waist shaping option).

Yarn: DROPS Karisma Superwash (100% Wool), DK weight, 100 meters / 109 yards per 50g; 10-11-13-15-16-18 skeins.

Needles: 3.75 mm / US 5 circulars, 80 cm / 32 inches or more, but no longer than intended chest measurement.
3.25 mm / US 4 circulars, 60 cm / 24 inches for working neckline and sleeve ribbing.
Optional: double pointed needles in both sizes to work sleeves.

Gauge: 19 sts & 26 rounds to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch. Pattern stitch will be blocked to same row gauge as stockinette.

Notions: stitch markers, waste yarn or holders.

Size: XS-S-M-L-XL-2XL.
Actual garment measurement: 76-88,5-97-105,5-118-126,5 cm / 30.25-35.25-38.75-42-47.25-50.5 inches.
Garment is intended to be worn with some positive ease for men, little or no negative ease for women.

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.
Thanks to all my testers!