Talvinen by Caitlin Hunter

Talvinen

Knitting
February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1206 - 2562 yards (1103 - 2343 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10} 
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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Please enjoy a special introductory offer of 20% off Talvinen with the code WINTER, valid through 2/19/21. Thank you!

Talvinen is a colorwork yoke sweater worked from the top down. This design is intended to be worn with 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease, depending on your personal preference. Optional A-line shaping is achieved by going up a needle size as you knit the body and sleeves.

Inspired by the Sielulintu- the soul-bird in Finnish folklore, Talvinen means winter in Finnish. It is a little tribute to my Finnish grandmother, Julia, and a reminder of the beauty of winter, my favorite season.

I used Biches&Bûches Le Petit Lambswool for my sample- the rustic and lofty fingering weight is wonderful for colorwork, blocks beautifully and comes in a stunning range of colors!

MATERIALS:
Yarn
Biches & Bûches
Le Petit Lambswool
100% Lambswool
271 yards 248 m, 50g

Colors used in sample
C1: dark orange grey
C2: grey brown
C3: turquoise

Needles
Ribbing: US 2/ 2.75 mm
Main: US 3/ 3.25 mm
Body Shaping 1: US 4/ 3.5 mm
Body Shaping 2: US 5/ 3.75 mm
Body shaping needles are optional, used if you wish to create an a-line shape.

Gauge
24 sts and 36 rounds over 4” 10 cm in colorwork and stockinette on main needles after blocking.

Yardage: Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
C1: 920 (1035, 1150, 1265, 1380, 1495) {1610, 1725, 1840, 1955} yards
841 (946, 1052, 1157, 1262, 1367) {1472, 1577, 1682, 1787} meters
C2: 83 (94, 104, 114, 125, 135) {145, 156, 166, 176} yards
76 (86, 95, 105, 114, 123) {133, 142, 152, 161} meters
C3: 203 (228, 253, 279, 304, 329) {355, 380, 405, 431} yards
186 (209, 232, 255, 278, 301) {324, 347, 370, 394} meters

Sizes:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
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

Schematic is included for full fit details.