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Light Summer Sweater

Super simple in a soft, lofty fabric. We just love this easy-to-knit sweater for Summer.
Sizes
XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Size S for free below this time. The rest can be bought in our shop.

Yarn
Pickles Thin Organic Cotton
250 (300) 350 (400) 450 (500) g

Needles
32” circular needles and DP needles US 9 and 11

Gauge per 4”
13 s stockinette
14 s rib

Measurements (measured flat)
Chest: 18.1 (20.5) 22.5 (24.8) 26.7 (29.1)”
Length: 20.8 (21.7) 22.4 (23.2) 24 (24.8)”

The body
Cast on 138 stitches on circular needles US 9.

Place marker (PM) at the beginning of the round and after 69 s to mark the sides of the sweater.
Knit rib-pattern, K 1 in the back loop, P1, for 1.2”.
Continue in stockinette on US 11 until the piece is 13”.
Cast off 4 sttches in each side, 2 s on each side of the marker = 130 s.
Put the piece aside.

Sleeves
Cast on 46 s on DP needles US 9.
Knit rib-pattern, K 1 in the back loop, P1, for 1.2”.
Continue in stockinette on US 11 until the piece is 10.6”.
Cast off the the firste 2 and last 2 stitches on the round.
= 42 s.
Put the piece aside and knit another sleeve.

Raglan decrease
Place one sleeve in each of the slots where you casted off on the body piece =
214 s in total.
PM between the transitions between the sleeves and the body piece, 4 in total.

On every second round you´ll decrease like this at all 4 markers:
Knit until you´re 3 s away from the markere, SSK, P2, K2tog.
= 8 s decreased on each round.

When you´ve decreased on 18 rounds in total you´ll have 70 s.
Knit one round on US 9, before starting the rib pattern on the next round, K 1 in the back loop, P1, for 1.2”.

Cast off pretty firmly.
Sew under the sleeves.