Suolaulu sweater by Jenna K.

Suolaulu sweater

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1264 - 3453 yards (1156 - 3157 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
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Sings his braces into reed-grass,
Sings his reins to twigs of willow

This sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. It has three-quarter-length sleeves, a cropped hem and dropped shoulders. The hem and cuffs are decorated with colourwork. You can easily change the shape by lengthening the sleeves and the body, but please remember you’ll also need more yarn. The sweater was originally published in the autumn of 2020 and it is the most beloved of all of my Kalevala-themed designs.

SIZE
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
The sweater is designed to have a slightly oversized fit. Choose a size with approx. 2–4″ / 5–10 cm of positive ease at chest.

FINAL MEASUREMENTS
Chest Circumference: 34 (38.5, 43.5, 48.5, 53) (58.5, 63, 67.5, 73)″ / 86 (98, 111, 123, 135) (148, 160, 172, 185) cm.
Body Length: 14 (14, 14.5, 16, 16.5) (17.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5)″ / 35 (36, 37, 41, 42) (44, 48, 50, 52) cm.
Armhole Height: 7.5 (8, 8.5, 8.5, 9.5) (10, 11, 12, 12.5)″ / 19 (20, 21, 22, 24) (26, 28, 30, 32) cm.
Sleeve Length: 12.5 (13, 13.5, 14, 14) (14.5, 14.5, 15, 15.5)″ / 32 (33, 34, 35, 36) (37, 37, 38, 39) cm.

YARN
Rauma Finull (100% Norwegian wool, 50 g = 191 yds / 175 m). Sample shown in colourways 434 Terrakotta (MC) and 4078 Light Marled Beige (CC).
You can substitute Finull with another sport or fingering weight yarn or any yarn you get gauge with. Great alternatives are for example Finnish Tukuwool Fingering or Pom Pom Suoma Single, Canadian Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport, German BC Garn Bio Shetland, U.S. Brooklyn Tweed Loft or Portuguese Rosa Pomar Pegulhal.

YARDAGE
MC: 1082 (1228, 1381, 1660, 1864) (2094, 2394, 2664, 2956) yds / 989 (1123, 1263, 1518, 1704) (1915, 2189, 2436, 2703) m.
CC: 182 (207, 232, 279, 313) (352, 402, 448, 497) yds / 166 (189, 212, 255, 286) (322, 368, 410, 454) m.
If you use Rauma Garn Finull, you will need
MC: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) (11, 13, 14, 15) balls.
CC: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) ball(s).

NEEDLES
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (32–40″ / 80–100 cm) for Stockinette Stitch and colourwork, US 2.5 / 3 mm circular needles (32–40″ / 80–100 cm) and DPNs (if not using the Magic Loop Method) for ribbing.

GAUGE
26 sts x 30 rnds = 4 x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm with US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.