Alho by Anna Johanna

Alho

Knitting
December 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
766 - 1750 yards (700 - 1600 m)
XXS-XS-S (M1-M2-L1-L2) XL-2XL-3XL-5XL
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Alho is the name of an old farm. It’s the name of the land that gave life to my great grandfather, my grandfather, and then, my mother. I’ve never lived there but it is the land I belong to.

The sweater has a round yoke with a delicate lace pattern and long sleeves with the lace repeated on one cuff. The sweater has plenty of positive ease and an A-line shape increasing towards cropped hem. The neck is shaped higher and the back hem longer using short row technique. Alho gets its beautiful texture from the combination of cashmere and mohair/silk strands held together, while the lace is worked with only mohair/silk.

Size
XXS-XS-S (M1-M2-L1-L2) XL-2XL-3XL-5XL
The sweater is meant be worn with positive ease. Choose a size with finished approx. 8’’ / 20 cm of positive ease at bust. Shown in size M2.

Finished measurements
Bust circumference: 38-40.5-42 (43.75-46.5-48.75-51) 54.75-58.75-65.5-70’’ / 95-101-105 (109.5-116-122-127.5) 137-146.5-164-175 cm

Waist circumference: 42.75-45-46.5 (49.25-51-52.5-54.75) 58.75-63.25-69.25-75.5’’ / 106.5-112.5-116 (123-127.5-131.5-137) 146.5-158-173.5-188.5 cm

Upper arm circumference: 11.75-12.25-13 (13.25-14-14.5-16.75) 17.25-17.5-19.75-21.75’’ / 29.5-30.5-32.5 (33.5-35-36-42) 43-44-49.5-54.5 cm

Sleeve length: 17-17.5-17.5 (17.5-18-18-18) 18.5-18.5-18.5-18.5’’ / 43-44-44 (44-45-45-45) 46-46-46-46 cm

Body length from underarm (at front): 9.5-9.5-9.5 (9.5-9.5-9.5-9.5) 12-12-12-12’’ / 24-24-24 (24-24-24-24) 30-30-30-30 cm

Body length from underarm (at back): 11-11-11 (11-11-11-11) 13.5-13.5-13.5-13.5’’ / 28-28-28 (28-28-28-28) 34-34-34-34 cm

Scye height: 6.75-7-7 (7.25-7.5-8-8) 8.5-9-9.75-10.5’’ / 17-17.5- 17.5 (18-19-20-20) 21-22.5-24.5-26 cm

Neckline depth: 4’’ / 10 cm

Yarn
Holst Garn Noble (95% wool, 5% cashmere, 333 m / 50 g) and Isager Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30% silk, 212 m / 25 g), held together.

3-3-3 (3-3-4-4) 4-5-5-5 skeins of Noble and
4-4-4 (5-5-6-6) 6-7-7-7 skeins of Silk Mohair.

Or 765-840-875 (1005-1095-1200-1320) 1455-1530-1640-1750 yds / 700-770-800 (920-1000-1100-1210) 1330-1400-1500-1600 m of light fingering weight yarn and

865-885-910 (960-1015-1200-1335) 1390-1445-1500-1530 yds / 790-810-830 (880-930-1100-1220) 1270-1320-1370-1400 m of lace weight yarn.

Needles
US 2½ (3.0 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) - 40’’/100 cm long circular needles, and dpns if you prefer to work the sleeves with them. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.

Gauge
21 sts x 32 rows = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch, worked in the round on the bigger needles (after blocking).

Other
5 stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle.