Vaña Sweater by Leeni Hoi

Vaña Sweater

Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
930 - 1717 yards (850 - 1570 m)
XS, S, M1 (M2, L, XL, XXL)
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Vaña sweater is knitted holding two strands, fingering weight wool and silk mohair, together. With large needles the garment knits up really fast, almost by itself.

The main fabric is reversed stockinette with twisted ribbing lines. And don’t you worry, you don’t need to purl it: the sweater is knitted from the wrong side and turned inside out for working the ribbings - so you mainly only work in stockinette stitch.

The sweater is worked from the top to down seamlessly. First cast on the neckline stitches, then work ribbing, some short rows to shape the neck and then stockinette yoke with front and backside lines. Then divide the sleeves from the body, and work body. For hem turn the work inside out and work hem ribbing on your purl side.

After body work sleeves in stockinette st and make your inside out trick as for the hem.

The sample is made with fingering weight wool and silk mohair but you can use any yarn that goes to gauge nicely, DK for example.

Sizes:
XS, S, M1 (M2, L, XL, XXL) / Your bust approx. 85, 90, 95 (105, 115, 120, 130) cm / 34, 36, 38, (42, 46, 48, 52)”. Suggested positive ease 0-10 cm / 0-4” on bust.

You need
Yarn:
5, 5, 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Tukuwool (195 m / 213 yds - 50 g) / 220, 250, 280 (300, 330, 360, 400) g / 860, 975, 1095 (1170, 1290, 1405, 1560) m / 940, 1065, 1195 (1280, 1410, 1535, 1705) yds
4, 5, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) balls of Isager Silk Mohair (212 m / 232 - 25 g) / 100, 115, 130 (140, 155, 165, 185) g / 850, 980, 1105 (1190, 1315, 1400, 1570) m / 930, 1070, 1210 (1300, 1440, 1535, 1720) yds
OR any other yarn that goes to gauge, DK for example

Needles:
Main needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) and 80 cm (32”) or longer, DPN’s for the sleeves if you don’t magic loop
Ribbing needle 3,5 mm (US 4) 40 cm (16”) for the neckline, DPN’s for the sleeve cuffs if you don’t magic loop
4 stitch markers (1 different for BOR)

Gauge:
20 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” stockinette st using 4 mm (US 6) needle with both yarns held together