Varma (Three Colors) by Sari Nordlund

Varma (Three Colors)

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
875 - 1485 yards (800 - 1358 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL), Bust circumference: 102 (110, 117, 125, 132, 140, 148) cm / 40 (43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58) inches
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The Varma pullover comes in two versions: a three-color version and a unicolor one. However, nothing stops you from giving the design your own twist, by adding more colors or using less of them. For example, the unicolor version could be spiced up with a contrasting color collar, or the three-color version could have only one contrasting color for the mid-panel while the rest of the pullover is in monochrome. The possibilities are endless, especially when you add the variety of sleeve length to the mixture. This is the kind of sweater you want to knit more than once! There’s a coloring template at the end of the pattern for you to try out the best color combinations.

Sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Bust circumference: 102 (110, 117, 125, 132, 140, 148) cm / 40 (43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58) inches
Intended ease: at least 20 cm / 8” of positive ease at bust
Hem to shoulder length: 54.5 (55.5, 56.5, 57.5, 60, 61.5, 61.5) cm / 21.5 (22, 22 ¼, 23, 23.5, 24 ¼, 24 ¼)”
Body length (hem to underarm): 38.5 cm / 15 ¼ inches
Neck drop: 8 (8, 8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5) cm / 3 (3, 3, 3, 3 ⅓, 3 ⅓, 3 ⅓) inches
Armhole depth: 16 (17, 18, 20, 21.5, 23, 23) cm / 6 ⅓ (6 ¾, 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 9) inches
Sleeve circumference (upper arm): 32 (34, 36, 40, 43, 46, 46) cm / 12.5 (13.5, 14, 16, 17, 18, 18) inches
Sleeve length, long sleeved version (cuff to underarm): 41 (42, 42, 43, 43, 44, 44) cm / 16.5 (17, 17, 17 ¾, 17 ¾, 18, 18) inches
Sleeve length, short sleeved version (cuff to underarm): 15 (15, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16) cm / 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ⅓, 6 ⅓) inches

Gauge:
21 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm, on 3.5mm (US 4) needles in stockinette stitch, knitted flat, blocked

Yarn:
Tukuwool Fingering (100% Finnish wool, fingering weight, 195m / 213 yards per 50g)

Three-color version with long sleeves, shown in H27 Tyyni as C1, 03 Auri as C2 and H21 Repo as C3.
C1 (blue): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins or 245 (307, 343, 370, 405, 445, 470) m / 268 (336, 375, 405, 443, 487, 514) yards
C2 (grey): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins or 458 (493, 534, 583, 627, 683, 709) m / 501 (540, 585, 638, 686, 747, 775) yards
C3 (orange): 1 skein for all sizes or 133 (137, 140, 152, 160, 172, 180) m / 145 (150, 153, 166, 175, 188, 197) yards

Needles:
3.0 mm (US 2 ½) circular needles with a 60 cm (24”) cable
3.0 mm (US 2 ½) circular needles with at least 80 cm (32”) cable
3.0 mm (US 2 ½) DPNs if not using the Magic loop technique
3.5mm (US 4) circular needles with a 60 cm (24”) cable
3.5mm (US 4) circular needles with an 80 cm (32”) cable
3.5mm (US 4) DPNs if not using the Magic loop technique

Notions:
4 removable markers
Cable needle in size 3.5 mm (US 4)
2 stitch markers
sewing needle
waste yarn