Austra by Melody Hoffmann

Austra

Knitting
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.6 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round after blocking, with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
920 - 1495 yards (841 - 1367 m)
41 (43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53)” / 104 (109, 114.5, 119.5, 124.5, 129.5, 134.5) cm finished bust circumference [to be worn with 7” (18 cm) of positive ease]
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Austra

This fun little jumper is knit bottom up, starting with a provisional cast on. The first part of the jumper is simple stockinette in the round, then the fun part start!
Pair two of your favourite colors together, and get ready to knit some linen stitch flat. It is so pleasurable to knit this stitch with a thicker yarn!
Then some shaping happens to shape the neckline (no short rows).
The stitches are set aside, and the back is knit flat in stockinette.
Then a few inches are seamed using the mattress stitch method to create the opening for the armhole. The sleeves are then knit in the round, the split-hemline is picked up and knit in the contrasting color.

And then the little fringes are attached! (There’s a video provided in the pattern that explains you how to attach them!).

That’s it!

Finished dimensions
41 (43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53)” / 104 (109, 114.5, 119.5, 124.5, 129.5, 134.5) cm finished bust circumference to be worn with 7” (18 cm) of positive ease

Yarn
6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls of Lang YAK Tweed (50% yak, 50% wool – 115 yds (105 m) / 50 g) in 96 (main color) or about 690 (805/805/805/ 920/920/1035/1035) yds / 630 (735/735/840/840/945/945) m of worsted weight yarn
AND
2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls of Lang YAK Tweed (50% yak, 50% wool – 115 yds (105 m) / 50 g) in 70 (contrasting color) or about 230 (345/ 345/345/345/460/460) yds / 210 (315/315/315/315/420/420) m of worsted weight yarn.

Needles
two sets of US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm)

Gauge
17.6 sts x 26 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in stockinette in the round after blocking, with larger needles
20 sts x 38 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in linen stitch flat after blocking, with larger needles