Northern Tales by Nataliya Sinelshchikova

Northern Tales

Knitting
October 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern from the chart worked in the round, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
585 - 1979 yards (535 - 1810 m)
Finished bust circumference: 86.5 (96, 106.5, 118)(126.5, 138, 146.5, 158) cm / 34 (37.75, 42, 46.5)(49.75, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25)″ 
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The Northern Tales is a seamless, top-down stranded colourwork yoke pullover that is knit in the round. It is inspired by Nordic nature with its rugged beauty translated into geometric shapes.

The pullover is designed with Scandinavian aesthetics in mind, which are known for their minimalistic approach and their endeavour to incorporate natural beauty into the functionality of the design.

There are few options available in this pattern for body length, sleeve length, and cuff ribbing. Combine different elements as you wish.

The colourwork pattern is gender-neutral, but there are added adjustments to accommodate different body shapes for a better fit, especially around the upper torso. In addition to the back neck short-row shaping and underarm raglan shaping, this particular version features front widening and side horizontal darts for bust shaping.

S I Z E S
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 86.5 (96, 106.5, 118)(126.5, 138, 146.5, 158) cm / 34 (37.75, 42, 46.5)(49.75, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25)″ —recommended to be worn with 7 − 15 cm / 2.75 − 6 ″ of positive ease at the bust.

Y A R N
Northern Tales pullover is designed for DK-weight wool yarn suitable for colourwork.
Cropped version with short sleeves and hem and cuffs in Half-Twisted Rib is knit with Önling No 1 (75% Merino Superfine Wool, 25% Angora; 180 m / 197 yds per 50 g / 1.76 oz). Sample shown is knit in colourways Light Grey 3559 (MC), Dark Grey 3563 (CC1), Pigeon Blue 3650 (CC2), Navy Blue 333 (CC3).

Regular version with long sleeves and hem and cuffs in Two-Colour Brioche is knit with BC Garn Semilla Melange (100 % Pure Wool; 175 m / 191 yds per 50 g / 1.76 oz). Sample shown is knit in colourways 02 (MC), 17 (CC1), 08 (CC2), 14 (CC3).

Other yarn suggestions:
J C Rennie Supersoft Lambswool 4 Ply (100% Wool; 280 m / 306 yds per 50 g / 1.76 oz) hold double. J C Rennie Kits

A P P R O X I M A T E   Y A R N   U S A G E
Depending on the chosen options the amount of yarn may vary. More details are provided in the pattern.
Cropped body with short sleeves and hem and cuffs in Half-Twisted Rib:
MC: 330 (345, 390, 440) (500, 560, 610, 660) m / 360 (380, 430, 485) (550, 615, 670, 725) yds / 2 (2, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins,
CC1: 65 (70, 80, 85) (95, 100, 105, 115) m / 75 (80, 90, 95) (105, 110, 115, 130) yds / 1 skein,
CC2: 55 (60, 65, 70) (80, 90, 95, 105) m / 65 (70, 75, 80) (90, 100, 105, 115) yds / 1 skein,
CC3: 85 (90, 100, 110) (135, 150, 155, 170) m / 95 (100, 110, 125) (150, 165, 170, 190) yds / 1 skein.

Regular body with long sleeves and hem and cuffs in Two-Colour Brioche:
MC: 650 (710, 780, 890) (910, 980, 1040, 1120) m / 720 (780, 855, 945) (1000, 1075, 1140, 1225) yds / 4 (5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 6, 7) skeins,
CC1: 65 (70, 80, 85) (95, 100, 105, 115) m / 75 (80, 90, 95) (105, 110, 115, 130) yds / 1 skein,
CC2: 85 (90, 105, 110) (125, 135, 145, 160) m / 95 (105, 115, 125)(140, 155, 160, 175) yds / 1 skein,
CC3: 130 (145, 165, 185) (205, 225, 240, 255) m / 150 (160, 185, 190) (225, 250, 265, 280) yds / 1 (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s).

N E E D L E S
Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette stitch)
50 cm / 20 ″ circular needle for neckband, 80 cm / 32 ″ circular needle for body, and your preferred needle set for working a small circumference in size needed to obtain the gauge listed. Suggested needle size: 4 mm / US 6.

Size B (for Stranded Colourwork pattern)
50 cm / 20 ″ circular needle for neckband and 80 cm / 32 ″ circular needle for yoke in size needed to obtain the gauge listed. Suggested needle size: 4.5 mm / US 7.

Size C (for neckband, hem and cuffs)
40 cm / 16  ″ circular needle for neckband, 80 cm / 32 ″ circular needle for hem, and your preferred needle set for working a small circumference in size 2 – 3 sizes smaller than size A needle. Suggested needle size: 3 mm / US 2.5.

G A U G E
21 sts x 30 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in Single-Colour Stockinette stitch worked in the round on size A needle, after blocking.

21 sts x 26 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in Stranded Colourwork pattern (Chart 1) worked in the round on size B needle, after blocking.

17 sts x 27 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 ″ in Two-Colour Brioche, worked in the round on size C needle, after blocking.

N O T I O N S
Stitch markers, tape measure, crochet hook, scrap yarn, darning needle. Blocking tools, such as blocking mats, T-pins, blocking wires, are optional.

T E C H N I Q U E S   U S E D
Italian Cast-On, Backwards Loop Cast-On, Two-Colour Brioche in the round, Wrap & Turn Short Rows, Stranded Colourwork in the round, Right and Left Lifted increases, decreases, Slip Slip Knit and Knit Two Together decreases, Tubular Bind-Off. This pattern requires reading of colourwork charts.

Special thanks
Pattern development Valerie