Enkel by Meiju Kallio

Enkel

Knitting
December 2022
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)
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Enkel is a textural striped sweater with half-length puffy sleeves and a cropped hem. It’s easy-going and perfect for layering. This lightweight sweater is a relaxing and quick knit.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)

Recommended ease: 2–4” / 5–10 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest Circumference: 36 (37.75, 41.75, 46.25, 53.75) (55.5, 57.25, 64)“ / 90 (94.5, 104.5, 115.5, 134.5) (138.5, 143, 160) cm.

Upper Arm Circumference: 14.75 (15.5, 17.25, 18.75, 22.25) (22.75, 23.5, 24)“ / 37 (38.5, 43, 47, 55.5) (57, 58.5, 60) cm.

Front Yoke Depth without the Neck Ribbing: 8.75 (8.75, 9, 10, 12) (12.5, 13.5, 13.5)“ / 22 (22, 23, 25.5, 30.5) (32, 34.5, 34.5) cm or desired length.

Body Length from Underarm: 10” / 25.5 cm or desired length.

Sleeve Length: 10” / 25.5 cm or desired length.

Neck Circumference (based on gauge, this measurement will stretch out): Approx. 16 (17.25, 17.75, 19.5, 20.5) (21.25, 22.25, 24)“ / 40 (43, 44.5, 48.5, 51.5) (53, 55.5, 60) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 8) (9, 9, 10) skeins of Eco Soft by Isager (56% alpaca, 44% organic cotton, 137 yds / 125 m – 50 g), colourway E4S.

If you decide to use another yarn, you will need approx. 647 (676, 754, 813, 1081) (1143, 1207, 1323) yds / 592 (618, 689, 743, 988) (1045, 1104, 1210) m of similar DK-weight yarn that gives you gauge.

Note! The yarn used for the photographed sample is a lightweight blow yarn that gives you a lovely fluff. If you want a similar look and feel as the sample, look for a similar kind of DK-weight yarn.

Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm 24” / 60 cm and 32” / 80 cm circular needles (for Stockinette Stitch on the body and sleeves), US 7 / 4.5 mm 24” / 60 cm and 32” / 80 cm circular needles (for neck and hem ribbing) and US 6 / 4 mm 24” / 60 cm and 32” / 80 cm circular needles (for cuff ribbing). Sleeves can be worked with circular needles or with DPNs.

Notions: Stitch markers (locking/removable markers), scrap yarn/stitch holders.

GAUGE
14 sts x 20 rnds to 4” / 10 cm with US 9 / 5.5 mm needles in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.

CONSTRUCTION
This oversized yoke sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. Purl stripes are worked to give texture to the pullover on every 11th rnd. First you will cast on stitches for the neck ribbing. After the ribbing is done, the yoke is shaped with increases. Optional short rows are worked to make the back neck higher than the front. After the yoke is worked to its length, the body and sleeves are separated and the hem is completed. Lastly, the sleeves are worked in the round.