Lyrah by Natasja Hornby


August 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Three Color Basket Tweed
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1411 - 2165 yards (1290 - 1980 m)
XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X}
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for €7.50 EUR buy it now

Lyrah is about lines, colors and personal preferences. The timeless top-down raglan construction creates a perfect canvas for creative experimentation and showing off your style. You can choose to use the elementary stitches of the slip stitch pattern to bold effect, or go for something more subtle and tonal. You can continue the graphic lines over the entire sweater, or choose to break them up by following the directions for the ‘festive’ sleeve. With her easy, effortless shape and an amazing range of possibilities, Lyrah definitely has all it takes to be the sweater that complements almost all of you outfits and sartorial moods!

Lyrah is worked seamlessly from the top down. The upper yoke is worked flat, until the final front neck cast-on. When the neck shaping is completed, the yoke is worked in the round to the underarms, where body and sleeves are separated. The sleeve stitches are placed on hold, and the body is worked in the round to the ribbing. Then the sleeves are worked in the round until the cuffs.
The pattern includes directions for two sleeve options; the ‘sporty’ sleeve (worked in the same pattern as the body and tapered towards the wrist), and the ‘festive’ sleeve (lower sleeve worked in zig-zag pattern, and slightly puffy).
The ribbing of the body, sleeves and neckline are worked perpendicular to the edges of the sweater.

XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X}
Finished bust measurement 88 (99, 106.5, 117) {124.5, 135, 146.5, 157} cm / 34.75 (39, 42, 46) {49, 53.25, 57.75, 61.75}”

The sweater is designed to have approx 7.5 -10 cm / 3 -4” ease.Sample is shown in size S, with approx. 10 cm / 4” ease at the bust.

Sample shown in Holst Garn Supersoft 100% Uld, 100% wool, 287 m / 314 yards per 50 gr, held together with Holst Garn Titicaca, 100% Alpaca, 400 m / 437 yard per 50 gr.
MC approx 740 (800, 850, 880) {920, 960, 1000, 1030} m / 800 (875, 930, 960) {1005, 1050, 1095, 1125} yards of both the Supersoft and the Titicaca.
CC1 and CC2 both approx 275 (300, 325, 350) {380, 405, 430, 450} m / 300 (330, 355, 380) {415, 440, 470, 490} yards of both the Supersoft and the Titicaca.

Colorways sample
MC: Supersoft Silver Grey held together with Titicaca Silver Grey.
CC1: Supersoft Heath held together with Titicaca Bronze.
CC2: Supersoft Glacier held together with Titicaca Pegasus.

Needle A (for the body and sleeves)
One 60 cm / 24” circular needle, one 100 cm / 40” circular needle, and a set of needles for working small circumferences in the round (DPN’s, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars), in size needed to obtain gauge listed.Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Needle B (for the ribbing)
One 80 cm / 32”circular needle. Suggested needle size: 3.25 mm / US #3.

Measured after blocking.
Three-color Basket Tweed on Needle A: 22 sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

For pattern support and possible errata, please go here. Your questions will be answered within a day.