Tove by Tuija Sulisalo

Tove

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1380 - 3160 yards (1262 - 2890 m)
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
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Tove is an easygoing sweater for workdays and weekends. It’s worked seamlessly from the top down starting from the collar and using a contiguous set-in sleeve method developed by Susie M. Myers. There are two sleeve length options, and the body is finished with a split garter hem with the back being slightly longer than the front. All edges are finished with applied i-cords worked as you go except for the collar edge which is worked last.

Inspiration for this sweater came from photos showing Tove Jansson, the beloved creator of the Moomin books, on her summer island happily wearing a sailor collar shirt.

SIZES
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. The sweater is intended to be worn with 2-4 in 5-10 cm of positive ease at the bust. The sample sweater is shown in size S with shorter sleeves (bracelet length).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference:
34 (38) 42 (46) 50 (54) 58 (62) 66 in
85 (95) 105 (115) 125 (135) 145 (155) 165 cm
Back neck to hem:
25.5 (26) 26.75 (27.25) 28 (28.75) 29.5 (30) 30.5 in
63.5 (65) 67 (68) 70 (72) 73.5 (75) 76.5 cm
Armhole depth:
7.25 (7.75) 8.5 (9) 9.5 (10.25) 10.5 (11.25) 11.75 in
18 (19.5) 21 (22.5) 24 (25.5) 26.5 (28) 29.5 cm
Upper arm circumference:
11.5 (11.75) 12.25 (13.5) 15.5 (17) 18.25 (19.75) 21 in
28.5 (29.5) 31.5 (36.5) 40.5 (43.5) 46.5 (49.5) 52.5 cm
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff:
Bracelet length: 16.75 in (42 cm), adjustable
Full length: 18.75 in (47 cm), adjustable

MATERIALS
Yarn: 350 (350) 400 (500) 550 (600) 650 (700) 750 g of Tukuwool Fingering (100 % Finnish wool; 213 yds/195 m per 50 g);
or appox. 1380 (1520) 1740 (2020) 2250 (2500) 2720 (2940) 3160 yards 1270 (1400) 1600 (1850) 2060 (2300) 2500 (2700) 2900 m of fingering/sport weight wool yarn for a sweater with full-length sleeves. The samples are shown in colorways Uupo (shorter sleeves) and Ujo (longer sleeves)

Needles: US4 (3.5 mm) & US2.5 (3.0 mm) circular needles
It is assumed, that you use the magic loop technique for the sleeves, but if you are using some other technique, you’ll need extra needles suitable for that in the size US3/3.5 mm. Adjust needle sizes to obtain the gauge.

Notions: 10 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, blocking tools

GAUGE
20 sts x 34 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch using 3.5 mm needle (main needle); 18.5 sts x 44 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch using 3.5 mm needle (collar); 22 sts x 50 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch using 3.0 mm needle (hem).

Pattern has been tech edited.