STRAIGHT UP SWEATER ENGLISH
This pattern is in English.
Straight Up Sweater is a raglan sweater with a moderate positive ease, and a delicate stripe structure made from alternating between two yarns of different fibres.
The sweater is knit from the top down with raglan increases. First of the sweater is worked back and forth in order to make the U-shape of the neckline. After shaping the neckline the yoke is worked in the round, until it is divided into body and sleeves, which are finished with a half-twisted ribbing trim. The ribbing in the neck is double layered for a nice finish.
Choice of size
The sweater has a positive ease of 5-10 cm. This means you should choose a size measuring 5-10 cm more than your chest circumference. If your chest measures 96 cm, you should choose a size M with a circumference of 105 cm.
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
Circumference 93 (99) 105 (112) 120 (130) 140 cm
Length (measured centre back, neckband excluded) 54 (55) 56 (58) 60 (62) 64 cm
Knitting gauge 22 stitches • 32 rows in pattern on a 3,5 mm needle = 10 • 10 cm
Suggested needles Circular needle 3 mm (40 cm, double pointed needles unless the magic loop method is being used and 80-100 cm) and 3,5 mm (40, 80-100 cm)
Materials 1 strand of merino fingering (400m/100g) or merino singles (366m/100g) and 1 strand of Silk Mohair (420m/50g) both from Fibergalore, Kaptajnstrik, Ladybug Yarn, Sysleriget, The Knitting Tale or Filcolana or "Den forsølvede" (366m/100g) and "Den tynde medløber" (420m/50g) from Handdyed.dk
Merino Fingering / Merino Singles: 200 (200) 200 (200) 250 (250) 300 g
Silk Mohair: 75 (75) 75 (75) 100 (100) 125 g