Vitamin Sea Sweater by Hanna Lübben

Vitamin Sea Sweater

Knitting
October 2020
Lace ?
25 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with little dots worked with larger needle
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1260 - 2520 yards (1152 - 2304 m)
2XS (XS, S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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With my VITAMIN SEA sweater I hope to bring late summer vibes to your closet! The delicate, yet warm fabric made from pure virgin wool and the three quarter length sleeves make a perfect combo for a sunny but windy day at the beach.

Even when the days start to become colder again, you can wear VITAMIN SEA as a layering piece under a jacket or cardigan, since the sweater is super light and thin.

VITAMIN SEA is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. After the shoulder seams are closed with the Three Needle Bind-Off, you pick up stitches along the armhole to create sleeve caps using German Short Rows. The sleeves are then worked in the round. They give this sweater its lovely fit.

For me wearing this sweater definitely extends the summer feeling while we transition slowly into fall with our beloved sweater weather.

I hope you will like it just as much as I do! Happy knitting!

This pattern went through technical editing and test knitting. I was not able to find testers for the sizes 2XS, XS, L, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL though. If you are interested in testing one of these sizes, please send me a message.

SIZES
2XS (XS, S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

with bust circumference of finished garment:
73 (81, 90.5, 100) (110.5, 119, 130.5) (139, 149, 158.5) cm
28.75 (31.75, 35.5, 39.25) (43.5, 47, 51.25) (55, 58.5, 62.25) “

VITAMIN SEA sweater is intended to be worn with 3-5cm / 1.25-2” of positive ease around the bust.

YARN
Main color: 3 (4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7) skeins of Monika Design Yarns Scotland Highlands Wool (100% virgin wool, 50g, 288m / 315yds) in color 113 (jeans)

Contrast color: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skein of Monika Design Yarns Scotland Highlands Wool (100% virgin wool, 50g, 288m / 315yds) in color 104 (white)

GAUGE
25 sts and 43 rows / rounds = 10cm / 4” in Stockinette stitch with little dots worked with larger needle.

25 sts and 37 rows / rounds = 10cm / 4” in monochrome Stockinette stitch worked with larger needle.

Wash and block your swatch before measuring.

NEEDLES
3mm (or size to obtain gauge with) and 2.5mm needles

TOOLS
A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, 5 stitch markers and a third needle of larger size for the Three Needle Bind-Off.

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working flat
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • working increases
  • mosaic knitting
  • German Twisted Cast-On or Provisional Cast-On
  • German Short Rows
  • Three Needle Bind-Off