Dione by Natasja Hornby


November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1094 - 1881 yards (1000 - 1720 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Dione is my dream sweater, a statement-maker and a modern and fresh take on a trusty staple, the heavily cabled sweater. The cabled portion of the sweater has a flattering and feminine of-the-shoulder silhouette, without any of its impracticalities. The trimly tailored stocking stitch upper yoke creates a tidy fit around the neckline and shoulders and offsets the densely cabled front and back of the pullover. The neat, but comfortable fit, bordered with wide ribbed trims at the sleeves and body will look amazing on a large range of body types and keep you cozy and warm in the coolest way possible.

Dione is worked seamlessly from the top down. The upper stockinette part of the yoke is shaped using short rows to raise the back of the neck. The contiguous set-in sleeve method is used to further shape the yoke and the sleeve caps.
Once the stockinette portion is finished, the yoke is set aside. Stitches for the ribbing around the shoulders are cast on using a tubular cast on. After a few centimeters/inches of 1x1 rib, the ribbing is attached to the upper yoke by knitting both together. From here on a cable pattern is worked on the front, back and sleeves.
One of the striking design features of this sweater is the densely cabled front and back. To ensure every size has the same feeling esthetically speaking, the cable pattern varies over sizes. After completing the yoke, sleeve stitches are placed on hold to work the body first. The body can be worked straight down, but an option for slight V-shaping is given as well. Once the body is finished, sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves top down to the folded cuffs. For finishing of the neckline, stitches are picked up and bound off using an i-cord bind off.

Women XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished bust circumference: 81.5 (91, 100.5, 112, 123, 131, 146) cm / 32.5 (36.5, 40.25, 45, 49.25, 52.5, 58.25)”.

Sample is shown in size S with 5 cm/ 2“ of positive ease and slight V-shaping.

1000 (1100, 1210, 1340, 1460, 1580, 1720) m / 1090 (1200, 1320, 1460, 1600, 1730, 1880) yds DK / light worsted weight yarn. For the best results I would recommend a woolen yarn, or a yarn with a high wool content.

Sample is shown in BFL + Masham DK by Snailyarn, 100% wool (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Masham), 240 m / 262 yds per 100gr.
Colorway: undyed.

Measured after blocking.
Stockinette Stitch on Needle A: 22 sts and 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 “
Stockinette Stitch on Needle B: 21 sts and 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 “
Cabled pattern on Needle B: 30 sts and 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 “

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