Laitís

Knitting
January 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1-7
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Laitís
 
 


{lah-teesh} Irish: lattice

When I think of winter in Ireland, I think of the slanted northern light casting its long, enchanted shadows. It was this that inspired the cable motif of the Laitís collection.

Worked seamlessly from the top down, Laitís is a front-back reversible pullover with cascading funnel neck and relaxed silhouette. Despite its apparent intricacy, the all-over latticework is an uncomplicated motif suitable for those new to aran cables. Worked in aran-weight yarn at a relaxed gauge, Laitís knits up quickly, drapes beautifully, and provides plenty of warmth with an aesthetic of rustic elegance.

This pattern includes a schematic. Cables are charted, with written instructions also provided.

Sizing

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) measures as follows around garment’s chest circumference:

92cm /36.75” (99cm/ 39.5”, 106cm/ 42.5”, 113cm/ 45”, 120cm/ 48”, 127cm/ 50.75”, 134cm/ 53.5”).

Pattern includes a schematic with detailed measurements.

Fit
This design is intended for a relaxed fit. Select size with at least 10cm (4”) of positive ease around your chest. If your measurements place you in between sizes, opt for the larger of these sizes. Models are shown wearing Size 1 (white sweater) and Size 2 (purple sweater). Their chest sizes are 32” and 34” respectively.



Tension

17 stitches x 24 rounds = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) in pattern, blocked open (blocking procedure described in pattern notes)

Yarn

Suitable for aran weight yarns
designed in Yarn Vibes Vale worsted, 150m / 100g (164y / 3.5oz)
shown here in the ‘Aran’ and the ‘Plum’ colourways

requires 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8 ) skeins

Needles

circular needles, 5.00mm in diameter (US 8) or as needed to meet gauge

Notions

removable stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, scrap yarn

Special Techniques
contiguous sleeve construction, basic cables, increasing and decreasing in pattern

Skill Level
The latticed cables in this pattern are easy and are suitable for new cable knitters. However I would overall class Laitís
 
as Intermediate, because - being worked from the top down seamlessly - there are sections which call for increasing in pattern. Increasing in pattern is not necessarily difficult, and anyone who has made lace shawls is probably familiar with it already. Just be aware that you will need this technique. The pattern explains briefly how to do it, but does not include an in-depth tutorial. That said, everything else about Laitís
 is very straightforward. This is essentially a ribbed sweater with occasional cabled crossovers, worked at a gauge of 17st per 10cm - so it knits up quickly!

Pattern Support
LBHandknits.com

Paper Patterns
available from Yarn Vibes