Sylphide by Katrine Birkenwasser


March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1203 - 1750 yards (1100 - 1600 m)
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Sylphide Sweater is knitted sideways from sleeve to sleeve, starting and ending with garter stitch cuffs. At the shoulder the neckline is created by splitting the work into front and back panels which are re-joined at the opposite shoulder. Stitches are dropped along the way, creating horizontal lace stripes. The sweater is worked flat in one piece, then sides are seamed and, finally, a garter stitch hem is added by picking up stitches at the bottom. Choose a yarn that will give enough drape – a linen–silk–alpaca mix as pictured or a similar yarn. Please also note that you will be unraveling sts, so choose a yarn that unravels easily! Dolman sleeves are full length, tight at the cuffs and loose at the top with a low armhole turning into body. The top is designed to fit loose against the body and sit on the hip. Measure your hip (about 5 cm/2” above the fullest part of your hip) to determine correct size. This light sweater is perfect for warm spring days and chilly summer nights.

Sizes: S-M-L-XL-XXL (for bust 84-94-104-114-124 cm 33-37-41-45-49 inchesn size M)

Finished measurements: Hip circumference: 82-90-100-110-114 cm / 32 ¼-35 ½-39-43-45 inches.
Shoulder-hem: 55-55,5-56,5-57-57,5 cm / 21 ¾-22-22 ¼-22 ½-22 ¾ inches.

Yarn: WalkCollection Linea 50% Alpaca, 25% Linen, 25% Silk (400 m (437 yards)/ 100 g) or other similar fingering weight yarn, 1100-1200-1300-1450-1600 m/ 1200-1310-1420-1590-1750 yds. (Pictured in colorway Cosmic Chaos)