Vika by Veronik Avery

Vika

Knitting
September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1505 - 2455 yards (1376 - 2245 m)
42¾ (46¼, 49¾, 53¼, 57¾, 61¼)" [108.5 (117.5, 126.5, 135.5, 146.5, 155.5) cm] circumference at chest
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Elegant cable panels twine up the body and sleeves on a ground of moss stitch for a knit that will keep your fingers pleasantly busy. Both masculine and feminine versions of the Vika turtleneck sport a boxy, oversized fit and an exaggerated drop shoulder shaped with increases to bisect the upper arm in a flattering way. The sleeves fall to knuckle length for a cozy, casual look.

Pattern includes unisex sizing.

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Construction

  • All pieces are worked flat and then sewn together. Stitches are picked up around the neck edge for the turtleneck collar. The tall and classic versions are alike except for the sleeve length, which is longer on the tall version.
  • The Sloped Bind Off is used at the shoulder and front neck edges.

Yardage
Version I (Tall):
1560 (1700, 1910, 2170, 2315, 2455) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
Version II (Classic):
1505 (1640, 1845, 2015, 2310, 2450) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn
Version I (Tall):
12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool, 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Long Johns
Version II (Classic):
11 (12, 14, 15, 17, 18) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Meteorite

Gauge
18 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in stockinette with Size A needle(s), after blocking
22 (22, 22, 22, 34, 34)-stitch cable from Chart A or B measures 3¾ (3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 5¾, 5¾)” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for ribbing)
One 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions
42¾ (46¼, 49¾, 53¼, 57¾, 61¼)” [108.5 (117.5, 126.5, 135.5, 146.5, 155.5) cm] circumference at chest
Version I sample shown is size 46¼” (117.5 cm) with 3¼” (8.5 cm) ease on model
Version II sample shown is size 42¾” (108.5 cm) with 8¾” (22 cm) ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Sloped Bind Off
2x2 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level
3 out of 5

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