Matchday Sweater (english)
Matchday Sweater (english)
This pattern is in english, and will be sent as a PDF to your e-mail.
SIZE XL: This size has not been test knitted, which means that the amount of yarn given is an estimate. If you choose to knit this size, I will be happy if you send me feedback on the exact amount of yarn :) email@example.com
XS (S) M (L) XL
102 (111) 117 (123) 127 cm
56 (58) 60 (62) 59 cm
26 stitches x 32 rows structure pattern on needle 4 mm (US6) = 10 x 10 cm
Circular needles 3,5 mm (US4) (40 and 80 cm) and 4 mm (US6) (80 or 100 cm)
Double Sunday from Sandnes Yarn
Main color: 600 (600) 650 (700) 750 g
Contrasting color: 25 (25) 25 (30) 30 g
Sweater in picture is made in the colors Marzipan (2321) and Sailor in the Dark (5581), size XS.
The sweater is worked from the top down and follows diagrams. First the back piece is worked, then stitches are picked up to each shoulder which are worked back and forth separately before they are gathered after the cutout for the v-neck is formed. The bodice is worked in the round before finishing with a classic ribbed edge. The diagram is followed throughout, and since the pattern reports go over so many stitches, the expression at the sleeve opening will be different for each size; for one size, you will pick up sleeve stitches along a stockinette section of 8 sts, while for another size, this section will consist of a cables. At the beginning of the sleeves, turning rows are worked to create a rounded shoulder. The sleeves are finished with contrasting stripes on the ribbed edge. Finally, stitches are picked up along the cutout for the v-neck, which is also worked in the same rib with contrasting stripes as sleeve rib. All ribbed edges are finished with Italian bind off.
The sizes are calculated based on a positive ease of approximately 10-22 cm, which you add to your own bust measurement. The pattern follows body measurements of:
80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 cm.
Example: If you have a bust measurement of 93 cm and want the sweater to be:
Fitted: Add 9 cm = 102 cm positive ease = XS
Slightly oversized: Add 17 cm = 111 cm positive ease = S.
Oversized: Add 22 cm = 115 cm positive ease = M.
The model in the picture has a bust measurement of 83 cm (19 cm positive ease on the sweater compared to body measurement), and is wearing size XS with a back length of 56 cm.
It is very important that the gauge is complied with in order for the result to be as the pattern promises. Deviations in the gauge can give you a sweater that is too big/small, or a v-neck that is too long/short. It is therefore recommended to work a swatch, which is then washed and blocked. This will tell you whether you can work with guided needle size, or whether you have to go up/down in needle size.
It may be wise to make a swatch based on the diagram to check your gauge. Give the swatch a wash and dry flat. Because of the structure of the pattern, the garment will stretch after being washed. The gauge of the dried swatch should be: 26 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm. If you have too many/too few sts within 10 cm, you can try to knit a new test patch of 4,5/3,5 mm (half a size up/down on needle no.)