Braidway Sweater - English
Braidway sweater is worked from the top down. First, stitches are cast on and increases are made on both the right and wrong side, while working flat, to create a contiguous shoulder construction while the shoulder-stitches are braided. Increases are also made to shape the edge of the neck, whereafter the front-pieces are joined. From here on, the sweater is worked in the round with raglan increases. The body is formed by parting the stitches for the body and the sleeves. The body is continued and finished with a twisted rib. The sleeves are then worked in the round with decreases and finished with a twisted rib as well. Finally, stitches are picked up at the edge of the neck and worked in twisted rib before being folded in.
The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL will have a circumference at the bust measuring 97 (102) 108 (114) 125 (131) 142 cm. Before you decide the correct size to knit, we recommend that you measure your bust circumference. If you want a relaxed fit, we recommend a positive ease of 15 cm.
Example: If your bust circumference (or circumference at the widest area) is 90 cm we recommend a size M which will have a positive ease of 18 cm.
21 stitches x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm when knitting the braid pattern.
4 mm circular needles with a 40 and 80 cm wire, 3.5 mm circular needle with a 40 and 80 cm wire.
1 strand Mayflower Easy care (50 g = 185 m) held together with 1 strand Mayflower Super Kid Silk (25 g = 195 m)
300 (350) 350 (350) 400 (450) 450 g Mayflower Easy Care and 125 (150) 150 (175) 175 (200) 200 g Mayflower Super Kid Silk.
Other tools and materials:
Scrap yarn/stitch holder, tapestry needle for italian cast-off, stitch markers.
After your purchase the patterns are immediately sent to your e-mail address as PDF-files.