Karamell Sweater by Anna Erlandsson

Karamell Sweater

March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 6.5 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet worked in back loops, in the round
6.0 mm (J)
5.0 mm (H)
492 - 1017 yards (450 - 930 m)
Kids: 4-6Y (6-8Y, 8-11Y); Women: XS (S/M, M/L, XL)
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Introducing the Karamell Sweater; a soft and comfortable pullover that works up quickly and comes in sizes 4Y to women’s XL. Karamell is Swedish for candy, and is also the name of the yarn I designed it for: Karamell by Falkgarn, a worsted weight self-striping yarn. This is a straightforward pattern, perfect if it is your first time tackling something bigger than hats and scarves.

The sweater is crocheted top down and is seamless. It is made with a larger hook than recommended for the yarn, and worked in the back loop throughout, giving it drape and softness.

Aim for at least 5 cm/ 2 inches positive ease when picking size, and test your gauge. If you fall in-between sizes, opt for the larger one. The ribbing and cuffs are crocheted with a smaller hook.

Self striping yarn makes for a fun and interesting project whilst leaving you with a minimum of loose ends to weave in.

Kids: 4-6Y (6-8Y, 8-11Y)
Women: XS (S/M, M/L, XL)

Kids: 67 (73, 78) cm / 26 (29, 31) inches;
Women: 88 (95, 108, 122) cm / 34 (37, 42, 48) inches

Size XS is quite small and will likely fit teenagers or kids aged around 12-15.

Kids: 450m (500m, 550m) / 490 (550, 600) yards
Women: 650m (750m, 830m, 930m) / 710 (820, 910, 1020) yards

10 cm / 4 x 4 inches = 12 dc x 6.5 rows, worked in back loops only. When crocheting a gauge swatch (as this is done in rows back and forth), work every other row in front loops in order to get the same texture fabric as when working in rounds.