Acanthus Sweater Fluffy - English
The sweater is knitted from the top down. Stitches are cast on and worked in twisted rib, in the round. The ribbing is folded to a double layered neckline by knitting the cast on seam together with the running stitches. Then short rows are made, to shape the back and shoulders.
The yoke is worked with raglan increases and the body is created by putting the sleeve stitches to rest and casting on stitches in the armholes. The body is worked in the round and finished with a twisted rib and an Italian cast-off.
Finally, the sleeves are knitted, by putting the resting stitches back on the needles and picking up stitches at the armholes. Decreases are made to create the balloon-effekt, and the sleeves are finished with a twisted rib edge and an Italian cast-off.
The sweater can be knitted in 4 different sizes: XS-S (M-L) XL-2XL (3XL) with a circumference of 94 (110) 125 (141) cm, respectively. Before deciding which size to knit, we recommend that you measure your bust circumference or circumference at the widest area and add a positive ease of 6-20 cm, depending on how tight of a fit you prefer.
Example: If you measure 95 cm at the widest area, we recommend knitting a size M-L, with a positive ease of 15 cm.
52 (55) 58 (62) cm incl. rib edges (can be individualized).
14 stitches x 22 rows measures 10 x 10 cm in the lace pattern on 5.5 mm needles.
4.5 and 5.5 mm circular needles with 40 and 80 cm wire and 4 mm circular needles with 40 cm wire.
3 strands: Mayflower Super Kid Silk (25 g = 195 m) or Lana Gatto Silk Mohair (25 g = 212 m) or Drops Kid-silk (25 g = 210 m) or Mayflower Elba (25 g = 250 m)
275-300 (300-325) 350-375 (375-400) g silk mohair.
200 (225-250) 275 (300) g Mayflower Elba.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn/stitch holder.
After your purchase the patterns are immediately sent to your e-mail address as PDF-files.