Akka by Linnea Ornstein


September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 - 1094 yards (800 - 1000 m)
One size fits most
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Available in Swedish & English. Both charted and written pattern.

Akka is the perfect light garment for those late summer evenings when you need something airy and lightweight to throw on so you can stay outside just a little bit ­longer. It is a hybrid between a shawl, a ­poncho and a sweater, but because it is sewn up to get sleeves, it is worn as a ­sweater.

The fairly simple lace creates ­a diamond pattern which resembles the common ­weaving pattern “gåsöga” (goose eye), popular in the Nordic weaving tradition.

The Akka sweater is adapted for 2-ply yarn from Ullcentrum, a light sport weight yarn with a natural heathered colour made from old rustic Swedish sheep breeds.

One size fits most. Approximately 150 cm across after blocking.

Ullcentrum 2-ply, 3 skeins (300 m per ~100 g skein), shown in Grass green on light grey. Note: A different yarn may need more. Yarn can be ordered on Ullcentrum.com.

4 mm/US6/UK8, 120 cm/47” circular needle. 6 stitch markers.

Approximately 15 sts/10 cm over lace after blocking.

Approximately 900 m/547 yds. Sample shawl used ~278 g = 835 m.

Stretch and measure your work after 6 repeats of chart A. If your work is already more than 40 cm, go directly to chart B.

If you feel confused about any of the stitches or instructions, check out ­http://instructions.­linneaornstein.se for videos of Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off and other useful techniques.