Difficulty: 2 of 5 (see explanation of difficultyhere)
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About the design and pattern Worked top-down in one piece and s o l e m n sweater has no finishing work besides weaving in the ends.
It has details such as a high neck in a double rib, from which stocking stitch continues down with embellished raglan increases, resulting in a hole pattern on each side. S o l e m n sweater, is a classic sweater designed for both first timesweater knitters, and for those who want a pretty, classic sweater with nice and elegant details.
In the pattern, you can choose different techniques, whichever you find the most comfortable working with.
Yarn suggestion 500 (500) 550 (600) 600 g of Carpe Diem from LangYarns 90 m [98 yds] / 50 g (30% Alpaca, 70% Merino wool)
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL Length (measured mid back including neckline): 60 (63) 66 (69) 72 cm [23¾ (25) 26 (27¼) 28½ in]
Sleeve length from armpit to wrist: 45 (47) 48 (48) 49 cm [17¾ (18½) 19 (19) 19½ in]
Fit The sweater is designed to be slightly oversized app. 7-10 cm [3-4 in] compared to your size. (The given measurements are included the oversize. If you measure 92 cm [36¼ in] in width, you should select the size which is 101 cm [40 in], so you get the intended positive ease)
Recommended needles Circular needle size 6 mm [US 10] 60-80 cm [24-32 in] and 5.5 mm [US 9] 40 cm [15¾ in] or 80-100 cm [32-39½ in] with magic loop or 5.5 mm [US 9] double pointed needle.
Gauge Knitting tension: 17 stitches (sts) x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 in] with a 6 mm needle [US 10] (after washing and blocking)
Knitting sample I recommend that you knit a swatch. Knit a 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 in] square in stocking stitch with recommended yarn and needles, wash the sample as you would wash the finished sweater. Then measure the gauge when the sample is dry. Count the number of stitches at the 10 cm x 10 cm [4 x 4 in] swatch, which should correspond to the number of stitches x rows given under knitting gauge. A stitch or two too much or too little per 10 cm [4 in] may give a completely different size than intended.
Videos In the pattern you will find links to videos of all techniques used (In Danish).
The linked videos are designed specifically to help you knit s o l e m n sweater.
Always remember to follow the number of stitches indicated for the size you knit, regardless of the number of stitches shown in the video.
Sidsel Bach (@sidselbach) has created these great videos.