Uoma by Leeni Hoi

Uoma

Knitting
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
995 - 1780 yards (910 - 1628 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X), see notes
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This pattern can be found in issue 8 of Laine Magazine.

Uoma is a modern garment for everyday use. ‘Uoma’ means a riverbed or the normal state of affairs in Finnish, and the sweater gets its look from crossed stitches that make a zig on their way.
The design is relaxed. The dropped shoulders emphasize the feel of a contemporary garment, and the wide neckline adds to the wearability. If you do not like the cropped style, you can easily customize the length just for your needs and it will still look great because the design is asymmetrical.

Uoma is knitted from the top down seamlessly. First you cast on for the back shoulder pieces and work the back to underarm. Then you pick up the stitches from the shoulders for the front side and work the front to underarm. After that you join to work in the round and work the body. The sleeve stitches are easy to pick up and work, and you’ll get the finished look by binding all edges off with the i-cord method.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Shown in size M. Recommended ease: 2–4” / 5–10 cm of positive ease at bust.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm.
Armhole depth: 5.5 (5.75, 6, 7.25, 7.5, 8.5)” / 14 (14.5, 15, 18.5, 19, 21.5) cm.
Upper sleeve circumference: 10.75 (11.75, 12.25, 14, 15.75, 17.25)” / 26.5 (29, 31, 35, 39, 43.5) cm.
Width from shoulder to shoulder: 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)” / 45 (50, 55, 60, 65, 70) cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 15 (15, 16.25, 16.25, 17, 17)” / 38 (38, 41, 41, 43, 43) cm.
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 16.5” / 41 cm, or customized.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of Leizu Fingering Simple by Julie Asselin (90% superwash merino, 10% silk, 475 yds / 438 m – 115 g), colourway Fleurs Pressées. Or approx. 995 (1120, 1285, 1405, 1615, 1780) yds / 910 (1025, 1175, 1285, 1475, 1630) m of fingering weight yarn.
Please note that Julie Asselin skeins weigh 115 g.

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles for the body, DPNs for the sleeves if you do not magic loop. US 2 / 2.75 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles for the hem, 16” / 40 cm circular needles for the neckline, DPNs for the sleeves if you do not magic loop.

Notions: US 4 / 3.5 mm crochet hook for crochet CO (suggested but optional), 2 removable stitch markers, BOR m, waste yarn for provisional CO, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
24 sts x 32 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.