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aug242012

Classic angora sweater

Sizes
XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Size XS for free this time, the rest can be purchased in our shop.

Yarn
Pickles Angora
150 (175) 200 (225) 250 (275) g

Alternative yarn
Pickles Silk Mohair, NB: double strands.
150 (175) 200 (225) 250 (275) g

Needles
32 and 16” circular and double pointed neeedles US 4 and 6

Gauge per 4”
19 s and 25 rows in stockinette

Chest measures flat
About 15.5 (17.5) 19.5 (21.5) 23.5 (25.5)”

Length
About 19.5 (20) 21 (22) 23 (24)“

A basic, yet exclusive sweater is perfect for all those semi dressed up occasions. This has a sophisticated raglan decrease and three quarter arms and goes well with pants and skirts.

Cast on 144 s on US 4 circular needles and work ribbing, K1b, P 1 for about 1.5”.

Place markers after 36 s and 108 s to mark the sides. (= 72 s each for the front and back) Change to US 6 needles and continue in stockinette until your piece measures 12 “

On the next round, bind off 3 s on each side of each marker. (= 132 s) Put aside while making the arms.

Arms
Cast on 36 s on DPN US 4 and work ribbing, K1b, P 1 for about 1.5”. Change to US 6 needles and continue in stockinette. Increase 1 s on each side of the first and last s on the round every 1” until you have increased 12 times alltogether. When the arm measures 11”, bind off 6 stitches under the arm. (= 54 s)

Make another arm.

Raglan decrease
Line up all the parts on to the US 6 circular needle. (= 240 s)
Knit one round. Place markers between all the parts. (4 markers in total) Round starts in the middle back.

Decrease #1 - decreasing only on the front and back pieces.

Round 1: Work until 3 s is left before the 1st marker. SSK. Knit 1 s past the 2nd marker. K2tog. Knit until 3 s is left before the 3rd marker. SSK. Knit 1 s past the 4th marker. K2tog. (= 4 s decreased)
Round 2: Knit.

Repeat the “Decrease #1”rounds 4 times alltogether.

Decrease #2 - decreasing on all pieces.
Round 1: *Work until 3 s is left before marker. SSK. K2 s. K2tog.* Repeat for all 4 markers. (= 8 s decreased)
Round 2: Knit.

Repeat the “Decrease #2” rounds 16 times alltogether.

Then repeat the “Decrease #1”rounds 3 times more. You now have 87 s. Work ribbing as before for 1” and bind off.