Hold Me Close by Verena Cohrs

Hold Me Close

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in cable pattern, on larger needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1367 - 2532 yards (1250 - 2315 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Finished bust circumference: 85 (95, 101.75, 111.75, 118.25, 125, 135, 141.75) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 40, 44, 46.5, 49.25, 53.25, 55.75)”, recommended to be worn with 5-10 cm / 2-4“ of positive ease at the bust

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This pattern is available as part of our digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

A cardigan with set-in sleeves, a shawl collar and lots of texture; one that would work no matter whether you prefer it close-fitted or oversized; that‘s what Verena set out to create with Hold Me Close.

It comes two button band options and - as with all our garments
- instructions on how to modify the length to your liking. We‘ve photographed it on both Malte and Verena in the same size to show you how it could look like - but obviously, it‘s entirely up to you how you want your finished piece to look like!

The sheepy and warm L‘Échappée Laine yarn we‘ve used in this de- sign shows off the twisted cables beautifully, and keeps you warm, no matter whether you‘re wearing it over PJs or out and about.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 85 (95, 101.75, 111.75, 118.25, 125, 135, 141.75) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 40, 44, 46.5, 49.25, 53.25, 55.75)” - recommended to be worn with 5-10 cm / 2-4“ of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

L‘Échappée Laine L’Originale (worsted-weight; 100% wool; 100 metres / 109 yards per 50g)

1250 (1375, 1500, 1625, 1750, 1940, 2125, 2315) metres / 1365 (1505, 1640, 1775, 1915, 2120, 2325, 2530) yards

The yarn amounts are indicated for the version with longer sleeves and body. Please note that you will need slightly less yarn for the shorter version.

Sample shown is knit in colourway Brume. Malte wears a size 4 with 11.75 cm / 4.5” positive ease, longer version. Verena wears a size 4 with 26.75 cm / 10.5” positive ease, longer version.

Needles

5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

Gauge

24 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in Cable pattern, on larger needles, after blocking)

Measurements

Bust circumference: 85 (95, 101.75, 111.75, 118.25, 125, 135, 141.75) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 40, 44, 46.5, 49.25, 53.25, 55.75)”

Back width: 42.5 (47.5, 50.75, 55.75, 59.25, 62.5, 67.5, 70.75) cm / 16.75 (18.75, 20, 22, 23.25, 24.5, 26.5, 27.75)”

Cross back width: 39.25 (40.75, 41.75, 43.25, 44.25, 45.75, 48.25, 50) cm / 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 19. 19.75)”

Armhole depth: 22 (22.75, 23.25, 24, 24.75, 25.25, 26.75, 28) cm / 8.75 (9, 9.25, 9.5, 9.75, 10, 10.5, 11)”

Upper arm circumference: 28.25 (30, 30.75, 31.75, 32.5, 34.25, 26.75, 38.25) cm / 11 (11.75, 12, 12.5, 12.75, 13.5, 14.5, 15)”

Cuff circumference: 27 (27, 29, 29, 31, 31, 33, 33) cm / 10.75 (10.75, 11.5, 11.5, 12.25, 12.25, 13, 13)”

Side length from underarm: 42 cm / 16.5” (shorter version) / 47 cm / 18.5” (longer version)

Sleeve length from underarm: 47 cm / 18.5” (shorter version) / 53 cm / 20.75” (longer version)