Summer Vibes Sweater Knitting Pattern

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The Summer Vibes Sweater Knitting Pattern is designed for knitting in the round. It is a slightly oversized raglan sweater worked from the top down. You knit it  with 3 strands held together – 1 strand of Alpakka and 2 strands of Tynn Silk Mohair to achieve super soft texture and feeling. 

Firstly, you knit the the folded neckband. Then, you shape the neckline  at the front with german short rows and continue knitting the yoke with raglan increase until the project is divided between body and sleeves. Both the body and sleeves are  knitted without sewing.   It is easy to try the sweater on along the way, so you can customize it to fit your body and end up with the perfect sleeve and body length for you.

This design involves intermediate techniques. Yet, it is fully  supported with video tutorials, therefore even beginners can give it a try. Pattern includes guidelines on the colour change, however you can choose on your own color pattern or even knit it in one colour only.

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The Summer Vibes Sweater is  designed to have approx. 6 cm [2.5 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 6 cm [2.5 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement.

Available sizes:   S ( M ) L 

The sizes S ( M ) L are designed to fit approx. bust circumference of  80-88 (88-96) 96-104 cm [ 31-35 (35-38) 38-41 in ]

Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size M. A size M sweater has a bust circumference of 100 cm [39.5 inches] which in the given example would give you 10 cm [4 inches] of positive ease.

Bust circumference:  92 ( 100 ) 108 cm  36.25 ( 39.5 ) 41.75 in ] 

Length: measured mid back excluding folded neckband 52 ( 54 ) 56 cm [  20.5 ( 21.25 ) 22 in ]

gauge 10 cm (4 in) x 10(4 in) cm, 11 s x 14 r in stockinette stitch on 8mm (US11) needles with 3 strands held together: 1 strand Alpakka & 2 Silk Mohair

  • yarn:
    • Alpakka by Sandnes Garn 50g/110m [130yds]:  225-250 (250-275) 275 – 300g
      • colours: 2320, 1032, 1042, 2337, 4023
    • Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn 25g/212m [232yds] double stranded: 110-125 (125 – 140) 140-150g
      • colours: 1022 (used twice), 4323, 4310, 2727

1 skein of each colour (exception 1022) should be enough to knit one strap in size S & M. However it will not be enough for L size if you want to keep the recommended colour change. Therefore you may consider knitting in 3 colours only for the efficiency of using yarn and money saving. If so, use 2 skeins of each colour. Alternatively, you can decide to knit 6 colours.  

  • knitting needles: circular needles 8mm (11US) with 80cm cable + 5mm( US8) with 40cm cable or double pointed needles 5mm (US8)
  • other accessories: wool needle + 5 markers (preferably 1 in contrasting colour), a piece of contrasting yarn to be used for a cast-on, 2 interchangeable cables or pieces or yarn to be used as the holders for sleeves’ stitches

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