Letho We by Natasja Hornby

Letho We

December 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1148 - 1695 yards (1050 - 1550 m)
Sizes S [M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Flag of English English German
This pattern is available for €7.50 EUR buy it now

Letho We was developed after some friends told me they would love to wear a cardigan like the Letho original, if only it was shaped a little different. Most of these friends are men, and although the changes made reflect their wishes, I don’t think this is a very gender specific pattern, but neither is the original, in my opinion.
This version has less positive ease, the sleeves have less of a dolman shape and smaller cuffs, it has a longer standard length and added buttonholes.
The features that make this cardigan stand out from the crowd are still there, like the cool welts and slip stitch colorwork.
Choose the shape that reflects your style and preferences most, and rock your very own Letho!

Note: the schematics of both Letho (original) and Letho We are added, so you can compare, and choose the version that suits your style and preferences most.

Letho has an interesting, seamless construction, with cool, decorative details.
The cardigan is worked sideways, in two halves, starting at the brioche sleeves cuffs to the center of the back. The body is constructed using a double sided provisional cast-on for an invisible side seam. The pattern contains a phototutorial on this technique.
Once the right and the left half of the cardigan are worked they are joined by a three needle bind off on the outside. The stitches for the body ribbing are then picked up and worked down to the lower edge of the cardigan. After finishing the ribbing the colorwork, the welts and a brioche collar are worked around the fronts and back neck.
Both the instructions for left front or right front buttonhole placement are given in the pattern.

Sizes S M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X.
Finished chest measurements (with the Brioche Collar overlapping at the front): 101 (111, 121, 131, 141, 147) cm / 39.75 (43.75, 47.75, 51.5, 55.5, 58)”

The cardigan is designed to have approx 10 cm / 4“ of positive ease. If you want more or less ease, please read the notes in the pattern on how to choose your size.
The sample is shown in size L and has 10 cm / 4” of positive ease around the chest.

Worsted weight yarn.

MC: approx 1050 1100, 1200, 1350, 1450, 1550 m / 11501200,1300, 1475, 1580, 1700 yards.
CC1 and CC2: approx 70 70, 75, 75, 75, 80 m / 75 75, 85, 85, 85, 90 yards.

Sample is shown in Rauma 3 tråds Strikkegarn, 100% wool, 108 m / 118 yards per 50 gr, colorway 114 (MC), and Istex Lett Lopi, 100% wool, 100 m / 109 yards per 50 gr. Colorways: CC1 Golden Heather, CC2 Black.

Measured after blocking.
Stockinette stitch: 18 sts and 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Brioche: 14 sts and 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

For help en possible errata please go here. Your pattern questions will be answered within a day.