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Material:
Main color:450-450-500-500-500-550 g lopi from Thingborg
Pattern: 50 g  colour dyed yarn or lopi from Thingborg
Tension:  15 stitches and 23 rows measured over stockinette stitches  = 10 x 10 cm Check tension and adjust needle size if necessary and  if other meterial is used then is recommended above.

4 and 5 mm double pointed needles
4 mm circular needles 40 and 80 cm long
5 mm circular needles 40, 60 and 80 cm long
4 mm crochet needle for cardigan

A zipper or 8-10 buttons for cardigan
Read all the text and take a good look at the pattern before you begin.
Use two threads of Thingborg-lopi.  Body and sleeves are knitted in the round from lower edge to underarms. After the body and sleeves have been joined the yoke is worked in the round over entire sweater. Pattern and decreases are worked from chart. Round begins at center front  of body on cardigan, on pullover round begins where left sleeve begins on the back.

Pullover

Body:
Cast on with main color, 120-132-142-158-172-184 stitches, using 4 mm 80 cm long circular needle.  Knit rib by chart in the round 8-10 cm. Change to 5 mm circular needle 80 cm long. Knit stockinette stitch until body measures 38-46 cm. (Length of body is also a matter of taste,  mesure to decide the length.)

Sleeves: (both alike)
Cast on with main color 32-36-36-40-40-40 st on 4 mm double pointed needles, join in a circle and knit rib ny chart 8-10 cm. Change to 5 mm double pointed needles. Increase 1 st in the beginning of round and again before the last st in round. Knit stockinette stitch. Repeat increases 8-8-8-8-8-9 x up sleeve, ca 8 rounds between increases => 50-54-54-58-58-60 st. Sign where the increases are, for convenience.  Knit until sleeve mesures 44-52 cm. (Measure the arm and decide the length.)

Yoke:
Join body and sleeves as follows: Knit stockinette stitch. Place 5-5-5-5-6-6 first st  and 5-5-5-6-6-5 last st on both sleeves on a st holder. Place 10-10-10-11-12-11 st on body on a st holder where round begins on the left side of body.  Knit 40-44-44-47-46-49 sts across first sleeve, knit across body 50-56-61-68-74-81 st and place next 10-10-10-11-12-11 sts on a st holder. K 40-44-44-47-46-49 sts across second sleeve, K  50-56-61-68-74-81 sts across body (back) => 180-200-210-230-240-260. Work pattern from chart and decrese as shown. Change to shorter needles when rounds gets tighter. When pattern is complete decrease extra st until 68-72 st are left. Change to 40 cm 4 mm circular needle and knit rib 4 rounds and 4 rounds st st, cast off rather loosely and evenly. Weave in any loose ends and graft underarm stitches together with kitchener stitch.

Cardigan

Body:
Cast on with main color, 124-136-146-162-176-188 stitches, using 4 mm 80 cm long circular needle.  Knit rib by chart back and forth 8-10 cm. Change to 5 mm circular needle 80 cm long, join in a circle and cast on two extra stitches after finishing the rib, these stitches are purl knitted all the way up to the neck.  Knit stockinette stitch until body measures 38-46 cm. (Length of body is also a matter of taste, mesure to decide the length.)

Sleeves: (both alike)
Cast on with main color 32-36-36-40-40-40 st on 4 mm double pointed needles, join in a circle and knit rib ny chart 8-10 cm. Change to 5 mm double pointed needles. Increase 1 st in the beginning of round and again before the last st in round. Knit stockinette stitch. Repeat increases 8-8-8-8-8-9 x up sleeve, ca 8 rounds between increases => 50-54-54-58-58-60 st. Sign where the increases are, for convenience.  Knit until sleeve mesures 44-52 cm. (Measure the arm and decide the length.)

Yoke:
Join sleeves to body as follows:  Place 5-5-5-5-6-6 first st and 5-5-5-6-6-5 last st on each sleeve to st holder.  Knit 26-29-31-35-38-41 st of body (front), knit 40-44-44-47-46-49 st of sleeve, place 9-10-10-11-12-12 st of body to a st holder. Knit  52-58-62-70-76-82 across body (back). Place next 9-10-10-11-12-12 st of body to a st holder. Knit 40-44-44-47-46-49 st of second sleeve and at last 26-29-31-35-38-41 st of body (front)  => 184-204-214-234-244-264 st + the 2 purled sts. Before working the pattern, decrease one stitch in each size = > 183-203-213-233-243-263. Knit by chart and decrease as shown. After the pattern, decrease until there are 68-72 sts left. Change to 4 mm, 40 cm circular needle for knitting neckband. Knit rib back and forth  4 rounds and 4 rounds st st. Cast off loosely and evenly.

Finishing on cardigan:

Weave in any loose ends and graft underarm stitches together.  Sew with machine and small straight stitches twice into each purl stitch at body front, as close to the stockinette stitches a possible. Cut up between sewn rows.  With the front facing you, use the chrochet needle to pick up stitches at seam edge for the front band. Leave one stitch on body behind. Work from lower edge from right to the left until end of rib on neck. On the left side of the sweater start at the neck where the rib begins and work down to the end of rib on lower edge.  Skip every fourth row when picking up stitches. Place the stitches on 4 mm, 80 cm long circular needle and knit rib, 2 rounds for a zipper, 5-6 rounds for buttons, cast off evenly. For buttons make button holes on the other side, by casting on the needle and decrease instead so the stitches will not increase. To hide the sewing on the inside, chrochet simple stitch over the edge and sew down. It is also a choice to crochet front band, use 5 mm chrochet hook and crochet simple stitch to each second round, 1 round for a zipper and 3 rounds for buttons. Make buttonholes on the other side.

Zipper is mesured and sewn on the sweater after washing and is to be 4-5 cm shorter then mesured body front, that is very important. Zipper in same length as body front is too long. Thread first and then sew by hands.

Washing:
Wash the sweater with shampoo or good wool soap in luke warm water, rinse well and wind in hands.  Lay flat on a towel to dry.

 

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