Oksa by Caitlin Hunter

Oksa

Knitting
March 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
916 - 1944 yards (838 - 1778 m)
Finished bust circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}" [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) {142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm]
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The Oksa sweater is knit top down in the round and features a yoke design with slipped stitches, cables and simple knit and purl designs.

You can find the matching hat pattern here!

This sweater is my updated take on a traditional fisherman’s gansey. The fit is easily customizable to suit your own style preferences. Please see the schematic for full fit details. Instructions are included in the pattern to make length adjustements. This size inclusive pattern is written to fit bust sizes from 28-66”.

Woolfolk Får, a worsted weight chainette yarn, was used for the sample pictured, and I recommend using a yarn with similar “lofty” properties.

A few suitable alternative yarns used by test knitters include:
Drops Air
Magpie Nest Worsted
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
La Bien Aimee Corrie Worsted
Knit Picks Preciosa
Woolstok
Berocco Mochi
Isager Soft Tweed
De Rerum Natura Gilliatt
Lion Brand LB Chainette
Fibre Co. Cumbria
Skeins Black Pearl
Quixotic Fibers Nolan
Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus (cotton)

MATERIALS
Yarn:

Woolfolk
Får (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino)
142 yards 130 meters 50 grams

Color used in sample: 21

Needles:
Ribbing: US 6 4.0 mm
Main: US 7 4.5 mm

Notions:
Stitch Markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

GAUGE
20 sts and 36 rounds = 4” 10 cm in cable pattern on main needles after blocking

20 sts and 28 rounds = 4” 10 cm in stockinette on main needles after blocking

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Recommended ease: 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1-3” 2.5-8 cm of positive ease at the sleeve. See schematic for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 3 on a 36” 91.5 cm bust with 4” 10 cm of positive ease

Finished bust circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}“ 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) {142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm

Yardage:
 Please note that yardage is estimated, and can vary between knitters.

916 (1030, 1144, 1256, 1372, 1487) {1600, 1715, 1830, 1944} yards
837 (941, 1045, 1149, 1254, 1360) {1464, 1568, 1673, 1777} meters
Skeins: 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) {12, 13, 13, 14}