Cormorants at Lake Sweater by Beauxknits Design

Cormorants at Lake Sweater

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette colorwork after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2800 - 3100 yards (2560 - 2835 m)
S, M, L, XL
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Cormorants flying around the lake is the theme of this pattern. Birds form an important community within the Amsterdam wildlife. You can read the story behind this sweater on my blog!

The scenery of the sweater depicts the sun-lighted birds flying across the lake’s green edges and regaining their authentic dark coloring when rising up high against the blue sky.

About the construction of the sweater: it is knitted in the round bottom up. In fact the shape is that of a straight tube until the inset of the sleeves. After that, the surplus of the sleeves’ stitches is simply decreased to match the chart repeats again. On your way to the top, the decreasing is facilitated by using simple stripes.

About the yarn: I found this super soft organic Danish yarn during one of the Dutch Knitting Shows. It weighs almost nothing. Being a wool and cotton blend it combines the best of both worlds: warm wool and skin-soft cotton. Excellent to wear in Spring and other not too cold days. The colors are Danish delights as always.

Difficulty level
Intermediate

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn, Hjertegarn, organic 350 – wool cotton (55% merino wool/45% organic cotton), 350 m/50g (382 yds/50g), colours:
MC 1050m/1148yds, shade no 4015 (brown grey),
CC1 350m/382yds, shade no 4109 (light green),
CC2 350m/382yds, shade no 4005 (beige),
CC3 350m/382yds, shade no 4025 (light grey),
CC4 350m/382yds, shade no 4079 (turquoise),
CC5 350m/382yds, shade no 4047 (dark blue).

Needles
Circular needles 3 mm (US 3) cable sizes 40 cm (16 in), 80 cm (32 in), 100 cm (40 in) and DPNs.

Gauge
28 sts x 32 rows/rounds = 10x10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinette colorwork after blocking.

Size information
Height 61 cm (24 in) (all sizes), width body 55 – 60 - 66 - 72 cm (22 – 24 – 26 – 28 in) (S, M, L, XL), sleeve length 30 cm (12 in) (all sizes), diameter sleeve below elbow 26 – 29 – 33 - 37 cm (10, 11,5, 13, 14,5 in) (S, M, L, XL), diameter sleeve upper arm 34,5 – 37,5 - 41 – 45 cm (14, 15, 16, 17,5 in) (S, M, L, XL).

Materials
Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

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