Lavender garden long sleeved by Anne B Hanssen

Lavender garden long sleeved

July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1203 - 2187 yards (1100 - 2000 m)
Small to X-L, read more below
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The design of this long-sleeved version is based upon my summer-top
(also on offer). I enjoyed the lace so much, and wanted to include it for colder days and relaxed wear. The lovely lavender-pattern embellishes the lower body, as well as the cuff of the sleeve. The fit of the pullover is basic and comfortable, the neckline is rounded and flattering. I really like the results:)

The photos are taken in Heidal, Norway, where I had the great opportunity of visiting an old farm (dating back to the 16th century) with lots of tiny buildings with grass and flowers growing on their roofs.
It was situated next to the Sjoa river, where I also had a bath - in something like 10 degress!

The lower body and sleeves of the pullover are knitted seamlessly and bottom-up and in-the-round to underarms. Pieces are joined and continued in one piece. The sleeves are completely integrated in the knitting - and looks like a set-in sleeve.
From the shaping of the neckline work is continued back and forth.
Shoulders are worked together from WS by the 3-needle bind-off method. Sts are picked up around the neckline for a short edge.

There are 5 sizes to choose from: Finished bust circumference: Small = 84cm/33” /
Medium = 96cm/38” / Large = 108cm/42.5” X – Large = 120cm/47.5” / XX-Large = 131cm/51.5”
Allow some room for a relaxed fit.

Yarn: You might use any worsted weight yarn that knits up to gauge to work the pullover. Cascade220, for instance, would be perfect. You need approximately 1100/1300/1500/1700/2000meters of worsted weight yarn to work the pullover. If adding length to body and/or sleeves you need to count for more yarn.
Amount of yarn needed might vary from one knitter to another. Needles: You need the following needles: -a circular needle 80cm/32” – 100cm/40”, 4.5mm/US7, to work the lower and upper body. -a set of dpns 4.5mm/US7 to work the sleeves. -a circular needle 60cm/24”, 4mm/US6 to work the neckline.

The pattern
The pattern is comprehensible and easy to follow.
All measurements are given in cm’s as well as in inches.
All necessary stitch-counts are given.
The lavender-pattern is charted AS WELL AS written out, round-by-round.
There is a schematic.

Knitting skills
The pullover requires basic knitting-skills, such as cast-on, picking up sts, binding off using the 3-needle bind-off method (or grafting, or even seaming if you prefer). There are no difficult sts involved.
Very little finishing work (working up the gap of the underarm sts, weaving in loose ends).