Selja by Jonna Hietala
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Selja

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1312 - 1968 yards (1200 - 1800 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
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Selja (a Finnish word for ’elder’) is worked from top to bottom as one piece. It is knitted with two strands of yarn held together in garter stitch, which means that every other round is a knit round and every other round is a purl round. Selja has an identical front and back, so you can wear it whichever way you want. It is a quick and uncomplicated knit – easy enough for beginners and enjoyable for more experienced knitters. The stretchy garter stitch sweater is pinned to measurements at the end, so don’t be alarmed even if it seems too short right off the needles.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust circumference:
38.25 (43, 48, 53, 56.5, 61.5)” / 95.5 (107.5, 120, 132.5, 141.5, 154) cm.

Length from underarm to hem:
15 (15, 15, 15, 15, 15)” / 38 (38, 38, 38, 38, 38) cm or desired length.

Sleeve length from underarm:
10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10)” / 25.5 (25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5) cm.

MATERIALS

Yarn: 8 (8, 9, 10, 10, 12) balls of Katia Lino (100% linen, 164 yds / 150 m – 50 g), colourway 7 – Light beige.

Yardage: 1312 (1312, 1476, 1640, 1640, 1968) yds / 1200 (1200, 1350, 1500, 1500, 1800) m total of sport weight yarn.

Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm 32–40” / 80–100 cm
circular needles.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle.

GAUGE

13 sts x 18 rows to 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch (with two strands of yarn held together) after blocking.