Nigella by Claudia Eisenkolb
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Nigella

Knitting
February 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Ridge Pattern A
US 4 - 3.5 mm
809 - 1936 yards (740 - 1770 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit bust sizes 30" (34", 38", 42", 46", 50")
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Nigella is a slightly over-sized V-neck sweater. This modern sweater is knit seamlessly sideways. It combines garter details with two kinds of ridge patterns. It is knit with a lovely linen tape yarn but will also look pretty in any woolen yarn that gives you gauge.

The pattern includes a description for easily turning this sweater into a stylish cardigan. Choose cute buttons and make your cardigan unique.

Both cardigan and sweater will soon constitute an essential part of your wardrobe.

Linen Spices is a collection of 3 modern top patterns inspired by spices and each worked in a different linen yarn.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit bust sizes 67-77 (77-87, 87-97, 97-107, 107-117, 117-127) cm/26-30” (30-34”, 34-38”, 38-42”, 42-46”, 46-50”)

Materials
Sweater with cropped sleeves
5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Schoppel El Linio or approx. 740 (880, 1020, 1150, 1290, 1420) meters/810 (960, 1115, 1260, 1410, 1550) yards Sport Weight Yarn to achieve given gauge

Sweater with ¾ sleeves
7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins Schoppel El Linio or approx. 920 (1050, 1110, 1370, 1500, 1650) meters/1000 (1150, 1210, 1500, 1640, 1805) yards Sport Weight Yarn to achieve given gauge

Cardigan with long sleeves
7 (8, 8, 10, 11, 12) skeins Schoppel El Linio or approx. 1000 (1150, 1200, 1460, 1620, 1770) meters/1100 (1260, 1310, 1600, 1770, 1935) yards Sport Weight Yarn to achieve given gauge

Each knitter knits differently, therefore given yardage is an estimate.

Sample is shown in colorway Schwarzarbeiter

Needles
US 4/3.5 mm circular needle

Gauge
20 sts x 44 rows = 10 cm/4”, in Ridge Pattern A with needle US4/3.50 mm after washing and blocking, for lower body part when wearing

Note: This tension results from the direction the sweater is knit. Stretched stitches will add width but loose length.

21 sts x 40 rows = 10 cm/4”, in Ridge Pattern B with needle US4/3.50 mm after washing and blocking for sleeve

I highly recommend to measure your gauge before and after washing to achieve your desired fit. Linen tends to shrink when washed.

Take time to check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge.

Notions
7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) buttons 15mm/ ½” diameter (for cardigan only), 6 stitch markers (preferrably in 3 different colors, 2 of each color), a few meters/yards waste yarn for provisional CO and to put sts on hold, a second circular needle for working the Three-Needle-BO, tapestry needle

Required Techniques
Cast On: Crochet Provisional CO, Cable CO;
Knit and purl stitches;
Decreases: k2tog, ssk; Increases: M1L, M1R;
German Short Rows;
Bind Off: Three-Needle-BO, Traditional BO.

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.