Lagom by Samantha Guerin

Lagom

Knitting
January 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, worked flat and in the round using Needle A, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1005 - 2225 yards (919 - 2035 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7] {8, 9, 10} //32.25 (36.25, 40.25, 44.25) [48.25, 52.25, 56.25] {60.25, 64.25, 67.5}” // 82 (92, 102, 112.5) [122.5, 132.5, 143] {153, 163, 171.5} cm
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Lagom is the sweater I’m reaching for this winter when I want to look sophisticated and feel cozy.

For a balance of cozy and chic, this sweater features a relaxed funnel neck worked without short row shaping. The collar drapes across the mid-neck, unlike a traditional turtleneck for a casual, polished style.

The minimal embellishment of a loosely braided cable allows the silhouette of this sweater to stand out.

Construction
Lagom is knit seamlessly from the top down with a hybrid of saddle shoulder yoke increases and drop shoulder construction. The boatneck neckline begins with a ribbed funnel neck which hits at mid-neck. The collar is cast on and worked in 1x1 rib before increasing for the yoke. Sweater front and back are split and worked flat to sleeve depth before joining the body to work in the round. Sleeves are picked up and knit downward with options for either a wide or fitted cuff. Hem and cuffs are finished with 1x1 rib and tubular bind off.

Selecting A Size
Lagom is intended to be worn with 4-6” / 10-15 cm of positive ease. Select a size 4-6” / 10-15 cm larger than your chest circumference. Measurements below are for the finished sweater after blocking. Samantha wears size 5 with + 6” / 15 cm of positive ease and is 5’6” / 167.5 cm tall.

Finished Chest Circumference
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7 {8, 9, 10}
32.25 (36.25, 40.25, 44.25) 48.25, 52.25, 56.25 {60.25, 64.25, 67.5}”
82 (92, 102, 112.5) 122.5, 132.5, 143 {153, 163, 171.5} cm

Yarn
Plies & Hellhounds ‘Revival DK’
(50% Nonsuperwash Kent Romney / 37.5% BFL / 12.5% Brown BFL, 268 yds / 245 m per 100 g)
Color shown: Good Bones
4 (5, 5, 5) 6, 7, 7 {8, 8, 9} skeins
Or 1005 (1100, 1230, 1355) 1475, 1635, 1795 {1970, 2130, 2225} yds / 920 (1005, 1125, 1240) 1350, 1495, 1645 {1805, 1950, 2035} m of a similar DK weight yarn

Additional yardage required if lengthening body and/or sleeves.

Gauge
20 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in both Stockinette Stitch worked flat and in the round using Needle A, after blocking
20 st cable = 2.75” / 7 cm wide using Needle A after blocking.

Notions
Removable stitch markers, unique BOR marker, cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle

Needles
Needle A (Main Fabric)
One 24” / 60 cm circular needle or longer, US 6 / 4 mm or size needed to get gauge
One 16” / 40 cm circular needle may be needed for the yoke in smaller sizes, US 6 / 4 mm or size needed to get gauge
Needle B (Sleeves)
One 40” / 100 cm circular needle for Magic Loop or DPNs, US 6 / 4 mm or size needed to get gauge
Needle C (Hem)
One 24” / 60 cm circular needle or longer, US 5 / 3.75 mm or 1 size smaller than gauge-size needle
Needle D (Neckband)
One 16” / 40 cm circular needle, US 4 / 3.5 mm or 2 sizes smaller than gauge-size needle
Needle E (Cuffs)
One 32” / 80 cm circular needle for Magic Loop or DPNs, US 4 / 3.5 mm or 2 sizes smaller than gauge-size needle

Techniques Used
Alternating cable cast on
Tubular bind off
Cables, picking up stitches

Contact & Support
Email: samanthaguerindesign@gmail.com
Ravelry ID: SamanthaGuerin
Website: samanthaguerindesign.com