Aava by Sari Nordlund

Aava

Knitting
April 2019
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in over moss stitch on larger needles with yarn held double, knitted flat, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1214 - 2160 yards (1110 - 1975 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) Finished bust circumference: 85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 41, 45, 49, 53) inches
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The name Aava means open in Finnish, most commonly used to describe the open sea. The Aava pullover is my modern interpretation of the classic, off-white fisherman sweaters.

Aava pullover is knitted flat in pieces and seamed together using the mattress stitch. The neckband is picked up from the body and knitted in the round. The front of the body has an intricate cable and bobble design, that might be a bit tricky as you have to work the traveling twisted stitches also from the WS, but the final result is well worth the effort. The back is worked in moss stitch with only simple columns of cables on each side. The sleeves are knitted flat in moss stitch and the top of the sleeves are worked in two contrasting colors using the log cabin technique for a modern look and a good fit. An option for using just the main color for the whole sleeve is also provided, if you don’t want to make the log cabin sleeve caps.

The pullover is knitted with two strands of fingering weight yarn held double, but the yarn can be substituted for one strand of DK or light worsted weight yarn.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Finished bust circumference: 85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 41, 45, 49, 53) inches
Intended ease: 10-15 cm / 4-6 inches of positive ease around the bust
Hem to Underarm: 30 cm / 12 inches (adjustable)
Raglan depth: 21 (23, 25, 26, 28, 29) cm / 8 1/4 (9, 10, 10 1/4, 11, 11.5) inches
Upper arm circumference: 30 (31, 33, 35, 38, 42) cm / 11.75 (12.25, 13.75, 15, 16.5) inches
Sleeve length: 40 cm / 16 inches (adjustable)

Yarn
8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12) skeins of Holst Garn Supersoft (100% wool, 287 m / 314 yards per 50g) held double or 2170 (2385, 2625, 2890, 3175, 3495) m / 2380 (2625, 2890, 3180, 3495, 3850) yards of fingering weight held double in main color, and
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein of Holst Garn Supersoft (100% wool, 287 m / 314 yards per 50g) held double or 20 (25, 30, 30, 35, 35) m / 25 (30, 35, 35, 40, 45) yards of fingering weight held double in CC1, and
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein of Holst Garn Supersoft (100% wool, 287 m / 314 yards per 50g) held double or 20 (25, 30, 30, 35, 35) m / 25 (30, 35, 35, 40, 45) yards of fingering weight held double in CC2.
Shown in Ecru as main color, Scarab as CC1, and Gold crest as CC2
OR
1090 (1200, 1315, 1450, 1590, 1750) m / 1190 (1315, 1450, 1590, 1750, 1925) yards of DK weight yarn in main color, and
10 (15, 15, 15, 20, 20) m / 15 (15, 20, 20, 20, 25) yards of DK weight yarn in CC1, and
10 (15, 15, 15, 20, 20) m / 15 (15, 20, 20, 20, 25) yards of DK weight yarn in CC2.
Note: If using DK weight yarn omit the parts where it says “with two strands” and work with only one strand throughout the pattern.

Needles
4.0 mm / US 6 circular needles with a cable of at least 60 cm / 24 inches (for ribbing)
4.0 mm / US 6 circular needles with a cable of 40 cm / 16 inches (for the neckband)
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles with at least 60 cm / 24 inches (for main pattern)

Gauge
18 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm over moss stitch on larger needles with yarn held double, knitted flat, blocked
25 sts and 31 rows = 10 cm over cabled pattern on larger needles with yarn held double, knitted flat, blocked

Notions
4 stitch markers
cable needle (if using)
sewing needle
waste yarn or 2 stitch holders