Korshavn Sweater by Tonje Hodne

Korshavn Sweater

January 2021
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Basketweave with holes according to chart
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
842 - 1225 yards (770 - 1120 m)
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL)
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Korshavn Sweater is worked bottom up in basketweave with holes according the chart. First the ribbed hem and body are worked in the round, before you cast off stitches for the armhole openings and continue to work front and back separately. You cast off stitches for the neckline both at front and back and knit the shoulders together. You then pick up stitches around the armhole openings for the sleeves, which are worked in the round following the chart. Finally, you pick up stitches around the neckline and the ribbed hem is folded to the sweater’s wrong side.

Please check the stated measurements and size guide for your correct size. Get familiar with the chart before you start knitting. Remember to knit a gauge swatch first. Take measurements of your gauge swatch after washing and blocking. Adjust the needle size, if necessary.

XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL)

Size guide
The sweater has a positive ease of approx. 20-25 cm (larger than your bust measurement).

Circumference: 106 (112) 117 (123) 128 (133) cm
Length: 56 (58) 61 (64) 67 (69) cm (measured centre back below the neckline)

15/10 in basketweave pattern according chart on needle 6 mm
(15 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm)

Circular needle 5,5 mm (40 and 80 or 100 cm)
Circular needle 6 mm (80 or 100 cm)
Double pointed needles 5,5 and 6 mm

550 (600) 650 (700) 750 (800) g Fritidsgarn by Sandnes Garn (70 m/ 50 g) knit together with 100 (100) 125 (125) 125 (150) g Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (212 m/ 25 g)

The materials used in pictured sweater: Vams Pt3 (06 Beige melert) by Rauma Garn together with KFO Soft Silk Mohair (Trenchcoat).

Special techniques

  • Basket weave pattern according to chart
  • Knit tbl
  • Cast off with 3rd needle
  • Italian cast on
  • Italian cast off

About the neckline
The sweater has 2 different ways of working the neckline, neck 1 and 2:
Neck 1: has a rather tight fit. Measured flat, the neckline’s width measures approx. 17 cm.
Neck 2: has a rather loose fit. Measured flat, the neckline’s width measures approx. 24 cm.

The pictured sweater is worked with neck 2.

Korshavn Sweater has it’s unique structure worked in basketweaves with holes. The materials are Fritidsgarn or Vams Pt3, which is 100% Norwegian wool, together with silk mohair. This yarn combination gives a warm and soft sweater with good durability. Korshavn Sweater is just as good for everyday use such as for outdoor activities. Knitting pattern available in English, German, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.