FORMATION SWEATER ENGLISH
This pattern is in English
Formation Sweater is a model with a wide fit, extra long sleeves and wide ribbing. The pattern is created by a mock honeycomb stitch described below.
The model is worked top down. Starting with the neck line by knitting back and forth and simultaneously increasing the stitch count by both the shoulder stitch and towards the neckline. Continued by working in the round until all shoulder increases are made. Then the work is divided in front- and back piece, so that the armholes are shaped on both sides. After the armhole the work is joined again, worked in the round and finished with ribbing. The sleeves are worked top down. Stitches are picked up along the armholes and the sleeves are worked in the round with decreases underneath the arm. The sleeves are finished with ribbing. The ribbing by the neckline is folded double which gives a lovely finish.
Choice of size
The sweater has a positive ease of 10-15 cm. This means that you should choose the size measuring 10-15 cm more than your chest circumference. If your chest measures 96 cm, you should choose a size M.
Size XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL) XXXL
Fits chest measuring 80-87 (88-93) 94-99 (100-107) 108-116 (117-126) 127-136 cm
Chest circumference 96 (103) 110 (117) 126 (136) 146 cm
Length (measured center front incl neckband) 60 (61) 62 (63) 64 (66) 68 cm
Gauge 24 stitches • 42 rows in pattern on 4,5mm needle = 10 • 10 cm
24 stitches • 34 rows in rib on 3,5 mm needle = 10 • 10 cm
Suggested needles 3,5mm and 4,5mm circular needles (40, 80-120 cm) and double-pointed needles (unless you are using magic loop)
Materials Merino (366 m / 100 g) fx from Handdyed.dk together with Tilia (210 m/ 25 g) from Filcolana or Angel from Permin
Merino 350 (400) 450 (450) 500 (550) 600 g
Tilia/Angel 150 (175) 200 (200) 225 (250) 275 g