Onnen by Sari Nordlund

Onnen

Knitting
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
902 - 1487 yards (825 - 1360 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) Bust circumference: 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm / 35 (39, 43, 47, 52, 55) inches
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Onnen sweater got its name from the Finnish word Onni which means luck. Onnenpaita means a lucky sweater. In addition, to that, the cable pattern reminds me of falling leaves and the word onnen means “an ash tree” in Welsh.

This classic sweater is knitted in worsted weight The Fibre Co Cumbria. It is knitted seamlessly in the round from hem upwards. The body has slight feminine waist shaping and an easy to memorize cable pattern on the front. The sleeves are knitted in the round and joined to the body at underarm. The yoke is shaped with raglan decreases. The neckband is picked up from the neck bind off edge and knitted in the round. This way the sweater holds its shape better and the neckline doesn’t stretch under the weight of the worsted weight fabric.
The Onnen sweater was created as a part of the Fibre Company’s Yarn support for indie designers program.

Size:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust circumference: 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm / 35 (39, 43, 47, 52, 55) inches
Intended ease: 15 cm / 6 inches of positive ease
Body length, hem to underarm: 35 cm / 14 inches
Raglan length: 16.5 (17.5, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm / 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) inches
Sleeve circumference, upper arm: 30 (31, 33, 35.5, 39.5, 44.5) cm / 11 ¼ (12 ¼, 13, 14, 15.5, 17.5) inches
Sleeve length, cuff to underarm: 45 cm / 18 inches

Yarn:
4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins of The Fibre Company Cumbria (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 218 m / 238 yards per 100g), shown in colorway Yew Tree; or 825 (975, 1015, 1090, 1205, 1360) m / 900 (1065, 1105, 1190, 1315, 1450) yards of worsted weight yarn.

Gauge:
19 sts and 25 rounds = 10 cm over stockinette stitch on 4.5 mm / US 7 needles, in a round, after blocking.
25 sts and 27 rounds = 10 cm over cabled pattern on 4.5 mm / US 7 needles, in a round, after blocking. Measurement taken approximately over round 19.

Notions:
6 stitch markers
waste yarn
sewing needle
a cable needle in size 4.5 mm / US 7

Needles:
For the ribbing:
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles with a cable of at least 80 cm / 32” for the bottom hem
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles with a cable of 60 cm / 24” for the neckband
3.5 mm / US 4 double pointed needles (if not using Magic Loop method) for the cuffs
For the main fabric:
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles with a cable of at least 80 cm / 32” for the body and yoke
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needles with a cable of 60 cm / 24” for the top of the yoke
4.5 mm / US 7 double pointed needles (if not using Magic Loop method) for the sleeves
Note: Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge!