Uhuru Sweater by Leeni Hoi

Uhuru Sweater

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st holding both strands
US 7 - 4.5 mm
919 - 1564 yards (840 - 1430 m)
XS, S (M, L, XL, XXL)
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UHURU
The peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, freedom in Swahili

Little peaks on the cuffs and a mountain standing on its top on the back. That’s my Uhuru, freedom. I’m free to express myself and chase my happiness by creating something unique with my own hands.

Uhuru Sweater is a modern and contemporary mohair sweater that has relaxed but modern look. It’s soft, warm and takes you in its arms to keep you warm and safe.

The sweater is worked from the top to down seamlessly and holding two strands, merino single and silk mohair, together. With large needles the garment knits up really fast, almost by itself.

The most interesting look you get if you use hand-dyed yarn on both bases. If you want more solid look, use hand-dyed merino and solid silk mohair yarn.

Ps. If you don’t like mohair, you can use any yarn that goes nicely on gauge.

SIZES:
XS, S (M, L, XL, XXL) / ?
Your bust 80, 90 (100, 110, 120, 130) cm / ?
32, 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”

Finished sweater bust:
93.5, 104 (114.5, 125.5, 133.5, 144) cm /
37.5, 41.75 (46, 50, 53.5, 57.75)”

Choose a size that has approx. 10-15 cm / 4-6” of positive ease on bust.

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YOU NEED
Yarn:
-Merino single 366 m / 100 g (400 yd/ 3,5 oz): 3, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins , such as Lystig Yarn, La Bien Aimée, Hedgehog Fibres
-Merino single yardage: 230, 250 (290, 310, 330, 390) g / 8.1, 8.8 (10.2, 10.9, 11.6, 13.8) oz / 840, 915 (1060, 1135, 1205, 1430) m / 920, 1000 (1160, 1240, 1320, 1560) yd
-Silk mohair 420 m / 50 g (460 yd / 1,8 oz): 2, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins such as Lystig Yarn, La Bien Aimée, Hedgehog Fibres or Isager silk mohair (NOTE: If you’re using Isager silk mohairs, they are sold on 25 g balls!)
-Silk mohair yardage: 100, 110 (130, 135, 145, 170) g / 3.5, 3.9 (4.6, 4.8, 5.1, 6) oz / 840, 915 (1090, 1135, 1220, 1430) m / 920, 1010 (1195, 1240, 1335, 1565) yd

Needles:
-Main needle: 4,5 mm (US7) 40 and 80 (and optionally 120) cm / 16 and 32 (and optionally 48)” circular needle or just a long one for the magic loop, also 4,5 mm (US7) DPN’s for the sleeves if you don’t use the magic loop
-Ribbing needle: 3,75 mm (US5) 40 and 80 (and optionally 120) cm / 16 and 32 (and optionally 48)” circular needle or just a long one for the magic loop for the neckline and hem, also 3,75 mm (US5) DPN’s for the cuffs if you don’t use magic loop

Others:
-6 stitch markers, 1 different for BOR-marker
-1 removable stitch marker
-Waste yarn for provisional cast on and for sleeve holders

Gauge:
-19 sts x 26 rows = 10 cm (4”) of stockinette st after blocking using larger needle and holding both strands together

Shown is size S.