Dubula by Orlane Sucche


January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
920 - 1500 yards (841 - 1372 m)
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Available both in English and French.

Two neckline options are included in the pattern

DUBULA is the ancient Celtic name for the Deûle, a channeled river which flows through Orlane’s home town in Northern France. Dubula also translates as “noiraude” (soot-blackened) in French, which was also the name given to the soot-spirits in the French version of Hayao Miyazaki’s award-winning Studio Ghibli anime film “My Neighbor Totoro”. Just like the film, this sweater has a comforting, bohemian and poetic feel.

Dubula is slightly loose for a modern and cozy look. Knitted in the round, it is constructed by first working the lower body and sleeves to the armholes. The three pieces are then joined to form one piece and thus work the colourwork yoke. The stitches of the neckline are picked up to knit the collar, folded and fairly wide, giving the final touch to the strong personality of the sweater. Throughout the process, several series of short rows are used for a comfortable and beautifully shaped finish.

Sizes : XXS (XS, S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust measurements 38¼ (39¾, 41½, 43, 44¾, 46½, 49,51½) inches - 97 (101,105,109, 114, 118, 124, 131) cm
Sample is size XS worn with 6” (15 cm) positive ease at bust.

Yarn :
worsted yarn : 920 (965, 1020, 1075, 1150, 1245, 1370, 1500) yards / 840 (885, 935, 985, 1055, 1140, 1250, 1375) meters of dk/worsted yarn for the main color (MC)
95 (100, 105, 115, 125, 135, 155, 170) yards / 90 (95, 95, 105, 115, 125, 145, 155) meters for each contrast color (CC1 & CC2)

Snældan 3ply natural shades (284 yards (260 m)/100g)
Snældan 3ply colored (142 yards (130 m)/50g)
4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins in MC; shown in #7
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins in each CC natural shade or 1 skein in each CC colored; shown in #4 and #6
Please note: The natural shade yarns come in 100g skeins and the colored yarns come in 50g skeins.

19 sts x 25 rows (in stockinette stitch, on larger needle) in the round, after blocking.

4,5 mm / US 7 24”/60 cm or 32”/80cm circular
4,5 mm / US 7 circular or dpns suitable for working small circumferences in the round (sleeves)
4mm / US 6 circular needle for ribbing
3.75 mm / US 5 for tubular cast on

DUBULA est le nom donné par les anciens à la Deûle, un canal du nord de la France. Il signifie également “noiraude”, mot qui parlera à toutes les personnes sensibles au charme de “Mon voisin Totoro”, le merveilleux film de Hayao Miyazaki. Le pull Dubula en a le côté réconfortant, bohème et poétique. Il se porte légèrement loose pour une allure moderne et cosy. Tricoté en rond, il se construit en travaillant d’abord le bas du corps et les manches jusqu’au niveau des emmanchures. Les trois pièces sont ensuite réunies pour n’en former qu’une et travailler ainsi l’empiècement en jacquard du haut du corps. Les mailles de l’encolure sont ensuite relevées pour tricoter le col, replié et assez large, donnant la touche finale à la forte personnalité du pull. Au long du process, plusieurs séries de rangs raccourcis sont utilisées afin de mettre en forme un vêtement confortable et au joli tombé.

Snaeldan 3-ply gamme non-teinte 260m / 100g
Snaeldan 3-ply gamme teinte 130m / 50g
4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) écheveaux de la CP, ici présenté en Brun foncé 7
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) écheveaux de la CC teinte ou 1 écheveau de la CC non-teinte: ici présenté en Gris moyen 4 et Brun clair 6