Laax by Caitlin Hunter

Laax

Knitting
April 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and colorwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1083 - 1945 yards (990 - 1779 m)
Finished bust circumference: 35.25 (39, 41.25, 44.5, 49, 53) {57, 60, 63.25}" [89.5 (99, 105, 113, 124.5, 134.5){145, 152.5, 160.5} cm]
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Laax is a cozy pullover with colorwork and raglan shaping, knit from the top down. Inspired by vintage ski sweaters and named for the Swiss ski town (so we can dream of a European ski holiday, perhaps?), this pattern is size inclusive and easily adjustable to your perfect length.

I chose to use 4 colors of Spincycle Yarn’s Trine yarn for my version- a beautifully bouncy, marled worsted weight. You can check out all of the beautiful color options on their website! Any similar weight of yarn that you can get gauge with can be substituted- I recommend checking out the testers’ versions or using the YarnSub search feature for alternatives.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Spincycle Yarns
Trine (100% Fine Wool)
150 yards 137 meters per skein
Worsted weight

Skills used:
1x1 Tubular Cast On and Bind Off (optional)
Knitting
Purling
Left and Right leaning increases
Short Rows
Knitting in the round
Stranded colorwork
Following a chart (the colorwork is charted only)

Colors used in sample:
MC: 14° (sage green, grey, black)
CC1: 45° (mint, beige, white)
CC2: 13° (chartreuse, grey, white)
CC3: 11° (sage green, beige, white)

Needles:
Note that needle sizes are suggested only. You may need to use a different size to achieve gauge. Some knitters also find that they require different sizes for colorwork and stockinette knitting to get the same gauge.
Ribbing: US 4 3.5 mm
Main: US 6 4 mm

Notions: Stitch Markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

GAUGE
Colorwork and stockinette: 20 sts and 28 rounds = 4” 10 cm in stockinette and on main needles after blocking
Ribbing: 22 sts over 4” 10 cm unstretched on ribbing needles after blocking

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9}
Recommended ease: 0-6” 0-15.25 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1-2” 2.5-5 cm of positive ease at the sleeve. See schematic on page 13 for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 2 on a 36” 91.5 cm bust with 3” 7.5 cm of ease

Finished bust circumference: 35.25 (39, 41.25, 44.5, 49, 53) {57, 60, 63.25}“ 89.5 (99, 105, 113, 124.5, 134.5){145, 152.5, 160.5} cm

Yardage: Please note that yardage is estimated, and can vary between knitters.

MC: 800 (891, 942, 1012, 1114, 1215) {1296, 1367, 1437} yards
731 (814, 861, 925, 1018, 1110) {1184, 1249, 1314} meters
Skeins: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9,) {9, 10, 10}

CC1: 137 (152, 161, 173, 191, 208) {222, 234, 246} yards
125 (140, 147, 159, 174, 190) {203, 214, 225} meters
Skeins: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 2}

CC2: 76 (85, 90, 96, 106, 116) {123, 130, 137} yards
70 (73, 82, 88, 97, 106) {113, 119, 125} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes

CC3: 70 (78, 82, 88, 97, 106) {113, 119, 125} yards
64 (71, 75, 81, 89, 97) {103, 109, 115} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes