Nitmo by Renate de Bruin


December 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
7.0 mm
820 - 984 yards (750 - 900 m)
S, M, L, XL
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Inspired by the lines, ribbing and patches of a leather motor jacket. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down and has a hidden raglan construction in the edges of the shoulder patches. Generous slip-stitch ribbing sections on the front form a warm and sturdy collar. Ready for some rough weather!

This pattern includes 4 sizes (S,M,L,XL) corresponding with chest-sizes (33-37-41-45” or 84-94-109-130cm). Sizing table with finished garment measurements is included in the pattern.

Sample uses Zeeman Marl Wool, a multiply 50%wool, 50% acrylic yarn.
109 yards 100m / 100gr, colorway 80 Dark Grey

750 (800, 850, 900) gr Zeeman Marl Wool or alternative: 820 (875, 930, 985) yrd / 750 (800, 850, 900) m of any other desired bulky weight yarn.
In choosing yarn it is important to take into account the ratio weight/metrage. It should be around 1 for optimal drape and wear comfort.

Needles and other:

  • For body: 1 circular needle 7.0 mm (US size 10½) 32”/80 cm
  • For sleeves: 4 DPNs 7.0 mm (US size 10½) or use above circular needle with magic loop method
  • 13 white (or colour A), 6 blue (or colour B) and 2 red (or colour C) stitchmarkers
  • cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn

12st x 17rows: 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch

Next to the usual knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing the following techniques are used:
I-cord cast on
Slipping Stitches
One piece construction (transferring stitches on scrap yarn and picking up stitches)

Additional Remark
It seems that the I-cordlike cast on can be a bit confusing. I have made a video that shows you how it is done.