Visser by Anna Maltz


August 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1247 - 2078 yards (1140 - 1900 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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Who doesn’t love stripes? It’s certainly a joy knitting them, especially when they are skinny enough to leave no ends to weave in. Sadly wearing horizontal stripes tends to get a bad rap, especially on those of us with knitter’s physique. So here the Breton stripe is flipped the other way. By working flat from side to side, vertical stripes can be created without constant colourwork (and it makes for entertaining construction too).

Oodles of comforting stocking stitch is finished off with a little corrugated ribbing that slots perfectly into the stripes, thanks to that old knitting rule of picking up 2 stitches in every 3 rows. A traditional woven fabric fisherman’s smock is hinted at in the generous cut and slightly raised neckline. Three-quarter sleeves, both knitted from the shoulder down) keep your hands free when all are needed on deck (or on your knitting). We may have gone vertical, but we’ve stayed nautical. Visser means fisher in Dutch.

The pattern is closely related to my Halvis sweater pattern in terms of construction, but uses DK/light worsted, rather than 4ply/fingering yarn.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) Model wearing a Size Medium.

Garment measurement around bust: 112.5 (120, 124, 131, 135, 142.5) cm / 44.25 (47.25, 48.75, 51.75, 53.25, 56)”

Designed to be worn with 35cm / 13.75” to 40cm / 15.75” positive ease around bust.

Yarn A: Straw (024) x 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) 50gr balls
Yarn B: Rosehip (002) x 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) 50gr balls

Note on choosing alternate colours: try to make Yarn A the lighter/ more subdued of the two and Yarn B the darker/more punchy. This will come into play in the corrugated ribbing (colours in that order will highlight the rib) and the cuffs (best to have the darker colour at the edge, as it shows dirt less).

This pattern is part of the collection, Silketweed By The Sea, a collaboration between Magasin Duett and 9 independent designers. A beautiful video of the collection, filmed by Jesper Orrbeck, can be viewed here.

Pattern available in Swedish, Dutch and English. Please bear in mind that questions can only be addressed in English and in reference to the English version.

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