Capital City by Claudia Eisenkolb

Capital City

Knitting
September 2017
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using larger needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1148 - 1750 yards (1050 - 1600 m)
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Capital City is a sweater pattern that is dedicated to our versatile capital Berlin and especially to Berlin Knits Yarn Festival 2017 which was held from 30th September to 1st October. Berlin is cosmopolitan and relaxed city. That’s why I like it so much. I made some of my best friends in this city and never feel like a foreigner when I’m coming to Berlin.

This casual sweater has a rounded neck that is formed by a special construction. it is seamlessly worked from the top down. A combination of a textured, slightly lacy pattern with plain stockinette stitch parts is entertaining to knit. The textured hem with sthe small notches and the textured squares on the sleeves’ hems pick up the structure of the upper body.
Dive into your stash for a pullover quantity of fingering weight yarn, or have an excuse to shop for new yarn.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished measurements 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132) cm/32½“ (36¼”, 40¼“, 44”, 48”, 52”)
Recommended ease: 5–10 cm/2–4” positive ease
Sample is shown in size L on a 102 cm/40” bust with 10 cm/4” positive ease.

YARN
Blackhill Cottonwool, 50% Cotton, 50% Wool, 230 meters/252 yards per 50-gram skein; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins or approx. 1050 (1150, 1250, 1350, 1480, 1600) meters/1150 (1260, 1370, 1475, 1620, 1750) yards fingering weight yarn to obtain given gauge
Sample shown in colorway F137.

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
24 sts x 46 rows = 10 cm/4”, in moss lace stitch with 3.25 mm/US 3 needles after washing and blocking
24 sts x 40 rows = 10 cm/4”, in moss lace stitch with 3.50 mm/US 4 needles after washing and blocking
24 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm/4”, in stockinette stitch with 3.50 mm/US 4 needles after washing and blocking

Take time to check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES
3.25 mm/US 3 circular needle
3.50 mm/US 4 circular needle and a pair of DPNs

NOTIONS
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES
Cast on: Cable CO, knit and purl stitches,
decreases: k2tog, ssk,
increases: M1L, M1R,
sl1wyib, sl1wyif, picking up sts from rows.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

Thanks to my super quick secret test knitters and Manfredovna for proof reading and translation.