Must Have Sweater

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Must Have  Sweater is a capsule design that will perfectly complete any of your outfits.  It is knitted with a premium yarn, a mix of alpaca, cotton and merino.

This design is knitted in the top-down technique, partially in the round and in flat using a half fisherman’s rib stitch.  First the back is worked in flat until the underarm. After this, each shoulder is worked separately in flat on the circular needles while making an increase to shape the neckline. The shoulders are then joined to form the front yoke.  At the underarm, the front and back are joined and the body is worked in the round on the circular needles. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up and knitted along the armholes and the sleeves are worked in the round down to the cuffs on a circular needle or double-pointed needles. Lastly, you pick up the stitches around the neckline and knit folded neckband.

Must Have Sweater is  designed to have approx. 28 cm [11 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 28 cm [11 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 130 cm [39.5 inches] which in the given example would give you  34cm [13.5 inches] of positive ease.

Bust circumference:  116 ( 124 ) 130 cm  [ 45 ( 49 ) 52.75 in ] 

Length: measured mid back excluding folded neckband 58 ( 60 ) 62 cm [  23 ( 23.75 ) 24.25 in ]

gauge (after blocking) 10 cm (4 in) x 11 cm (4 in), 10 s x 20 r in a half fisherman’s rib stitch on 5mm (US8) needles 

  • row 1: k until the end of the row
  • row 2: *p, k1b, repeat * until the end of the row
  • yarn:
    • Snefnug by CaMaRose 50g/110m,  total yardage needed ~  S (M) L  400 (425) 500g, colour 7811 Snehvid
  • knitting needles: circular needles 5mm (US8), 3.5mm (US4) cables: 50cm, 70 cm, 2 x 100cm,   double pointed needles 5mm (US8)
  • other accessories: wool needle, 1 marker, elastic thread

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