Kawoon by Elena Fedotova

Kawoon

by Elena Fedotova
Crochet
April 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in linen stitch pattern
5.0 mm (H)
1400 - 2400 yards (1280 - 2195 m)
XS (S, M, L), (1X, 2X, 3X)
US
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The name Kawoon is a loose phonetic equivalent to the Ukrainian word for watermelon, a delicious fruit just as cheerful and bright as the colorwork at the yoke of this sweater.

The speedy linen stitch paired with the worsted-weight yarn creates a soft, comfortable, drapey fabric which makes this sweater an enjoyable treat for your hook too. The bold ribbing at the hem and cuffs balances the bright colorwork at the yoke, and gives the sweater an allover everyday-casual look.

If you like the look, but not the colors, check out the last page, which has additional color layouts for the yoke as well as a blank template for you to try out your own color combinations.

CONSTRUCTION

Kawoon sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. It starts with a colorwork yoke worked in the round. The yoke continues in the main color with raglan increases placed between the sleeves, back, and front.

After completing the yoke, extra rows are added across the back section to finish the yoke shaping and create a higher back neck.

After the body is joined in the round and extra stitches are added to each underarm, it is then worked evenly in joined rounds to the bottom.

The sleeves are then worked top down to the cuffs in a simple and smooth linen stitch pattern. The length of both the body and sleeves are easily adjustable.

The hem and cuffs are embellished with a ribbing stitch pattern, worked with the help of extended single crochet stitches made over the linen stitch pattern.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted; Worsted weight; 210 yards/ 192 m per 100 g skein; 100% Merino wool
  • Hook: U.S. H (5 mm)
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Stitch markers

YARDAGE

  • 5 (6, 6, 7), (8, 8, 9) skeins in shade 51 VAA
  • 1 skein each in shades 145 Forest, 37 Lettuce, 61 Butter, 123 Rhodesian, and 41 Burgundy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Sizes XS (S, M, L), (1X, 2X, 3X) to fit:
30 (33¾, 37¾, 41¾), (45½, 49½, 53½)″ / 76 (86, 96, 106), (116, 126, 136) cm bust circumference with approx. 6¾″ (17 cm) of positive ease.

  1. CIRCUMFERENCE: 36½ (40½, 44½, 48½), (52¼, 56¼, 60¼)″ / 93 (103, 113, 123), (133, 143, 153) cm

  2. NECKLINE CIRCUMFERENCE: 21¾ (22, 22, 22½), (22¾, 23¼, 23½)″ / 55 (56, 56, 57), (58, 59, 60) cm

  3. COLORWORK YOKE DEPTH: 7″ (18 cm)

  4. ARMHOLE DEPTH: 9 (9, 10, 10), (10, 10¼, 10½)″ / 23 (23, 25, 25), (25, 26, 26.5) cm

  5. LENGTH FROM UNDERARM TO BOTTOM: 10¼ (10¾, 10¾, 10¾), (11½, 11½, 12½)″ / 26 (27, 27, 27), (29.5, 29.5, 32) cm

  6. UPPER ARM SLEEVE CIRCUMFERENCE: 12¼ (12½, 13½, 14¼), (15, 16¼, 17¼)″ / 31 (32, 34, 36), (38, 41, 44) cm

  7. SLEEVE LENGTH (measured from underarm to end of cuff): 15 (15, 15, 15⅛), (15⅛, 15⅛, 15⅛)″ / 38 (38, 38, 38.5), (38.5, 38.5, 38.5) cm

  8. CUFF CIRCUMFERENCE: 7¾ (8¾, 8¾, 9¾), (9¾, 10½, 10½)″ / 19.5 (22, 22, 24.5), (24.5, 27, 27) cm

  9. RIBBING LENGTH: 4″ (10 cm)

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