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'Skyskrapa' (Skyskraper) – straight-line but loose-fitting Woman’s color-pattern sweater

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Skyscaper is a straight-line, slightly oversized pullover, knitted in one piece from the top down. It is easy to knit even for beginners. A simple colorwork pattern at the lower edges of the body and sleeves can be worked in your favorite Alpe colors (DK weight).

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Description information
Version number: 1
Designer: Madelene Linderstam

SIZES XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (body measurements) Approx.  30¾ (34, 37, 40¼, 45, 48¾, 53½, 59) in / 78 (86, 94, 102, 114, 124, 136, 150) cm
CHEST (sweater measurements) Approx. 36¾ (39¾, 43, 46½, 50½, 54, 58¾, 64½) in / 93 (101, 109, 118, 128, 137, 149, 164) cm
POSITIVE EASE Approx. 4¾-6 in /  12-15 cm
UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE: 12¾ (13¾, 15, 15¾, 17¼, 19, 19¾, 21) in / 32 (35,  38, 40, 44, 48, 50, 53) cm
TOTAL LENGTH approx.  22¾ (22¾, 24, 24½, 26, 27¼, 29¼, 29¼, 30) in / 58 (58, 61, 62, 66 69, 74, 76) cm
MATERIALS
YARN Alpe (CYCA #3, DK, light worsted, 100 % pure new wool, 109 yd/100 m / 50 g)
COLORS: 1 main color (A), 2 contrast colors (B and C)
ALTERNATE YARN Léttlopi, Astrid, or any DK-weight yarn.
YARN AMOUNTS
Color A (Main color): Approx. 350 (400, 450, 500, 500, 550, 550, 600) g (color 36103, Sunshine Yellow)
Color B: Approx. 30 (40, 45, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80) g (color 36108, Victory Blue)
Color C: Approx. 30 (40, 45, 50, 60, 65, 70, 80) g (color 36114, Rose Melody)
NEEDLES U. S. sizes 4 and 6 / 3.5 and 4 mm (plus larger size needle if you usually knit color patterns tightly – try U. S. 7 or 8 / 4.5 or 5 mm for the colorwork: long circulars for Magic Loop recommended (choose a circular needle length suitable for your chest measurement); sets of 5 dpn.
NOTIONS 4 stitch markers (an assortment of colors recommended), blunt tip tapestry needle for weaving in ends,  scissors.
GAUGE: Approx. 19 sts and 27 rnds on needles U. S. 6 / 4 mm = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm (Note: Work gauge swatches in both stockinette and colorwork pattern. Most knitters work more tightly in colorwork, so you might need to use needles 1 U. S. / 0.5-1 mm size larger for the pattern. The colorwork rounds will be slightly higher, approx.  19x22 sts in 4 in / 10 cm). Adjust needle sizes to obtain correct gauge if necessary.

TECHNIQUES
M1L = make 1 left-leaning increase: With left needle tip, pick up the strand between 2 sts from front to back and knit into back loop.
M1R = make 1 right-leaning increase: With left needle tip, pick up the strand between 2 sts from back to front and knit into front loop.
2tog = Knit 2 sts together = right-leaning decrease.
SSK = Slip, slip, knit: (slip 1 knitwise) 2 times, insert left nedle tip into sts from left to right and knit together = left-leaning decrease.
DS = German short row Double Stitch, see video on our Youtube: 
Slip marker (sl m) = Slip the marker from left to right needle. The marker sits on the needle or cable, not in any stitches.

NECKBAND
With color A and circular U. S. 4 / 3.5 mm, cast on 84 (84, 84, 92, 92 (92, 92, 92) sts.  Join, being careful not to twist cast-on row.
Place marker (A) for beginning of rnd/back left shoulder.
Work around in k2, p2 ribbing for ¾ in / 2 cm. 

YOKE
Change to U. S. 6 / 4 mm  circular and work the first increase rnd:
Increase 0 (8, 12, 4, 12, 16, 32, 52) sts evenly spaced around =  84 (92, 96, 96, 104, 108, 124, 144) sts.
On the next rnd, place markers for raglan shaping as follows:
K36 (40, 40, 42, 46, 48, 56, 66) (= back), place marker B;
k6 (6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6,  6) (= right sleeve), place marker C; k36 (40, 40, 42, 46, 48, 56, 66) (= front), place marker D; k6 (6, 8, 6, 6, 6, 6,  6) (= left sleeve). 

SHAPE BACK NECK WITH SHORT ROWS
Working the back somewhat higher than the front will ensure a better fit. You can, but don’t have to, shape the back with short rows. If you want to omit the short rows, skip the following section and go directly to the raglan shaping.
You can use whatever short row method you prefer but I recommend German short rows. When you come to the doubled stitches (DS) created in the German short row method, work each pair of strands as one stitch.

All sizes:
Short Row 1
Knit to marker B,DS.
Purl to marker A, DS.

Short Row 2
Knit until 2 sts before double stitch,  DS.
Purl until 2 sts before double stitch, DS.

Short Row 3
Knit until 2 sts before double stitch, DS.
Purl until 2 sts before double stitch, DS. 

Only Sizes: L, XL, 2XL, 4XL:
Short Row 4
Knit until 2 sts before double stitch, DS.
Purl until 2 sts before double stitch, DS. 

Al sizes:
Knit to marker A.
Now begin increasing for the sleeves and body with raglan shaping.
Increase Rnd 1 : Slip marker A, k1, M1L, knit until 1 st before marker B, M1R, k1. Slip marker B, k1, M1L, knit until 1 st before marker C, M1R, K1, slip marker C, k1, M1L, knit until 1 st before marker D, M1R, k1, slip marker D, k1, M1L knit until 1 st before marker A, M1R, k1, now you are back at marker A = 8 sts increased.
Rnd 2: Knit around, slipping each marker from left to right needle as you come to it.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 another 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, (33, 35, 37) times =
276 (300, 320, 336, 360, 380, 412, 448) sts.
The back and front each have 84 (92, 96, 102,110, 116, 128, 142) sts. Each sleeve has 54 (58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82) sts.
Only Sizes XS, S, and M or other sizes if your stitch count doesn’t match the given gauge:
Continue knitting around without increasing until, on front, yoke measures 8¼ (8¾, 8 7/8, 9, 9½, 10, 10¾, 11) in / 21 (22, 22.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 27, 28) cm, including neckband.
The yoke is now finished! 

BIND OFF FOR SLEEVES
Knit to marker B, remove marker and place all stitches up to marker C on a holder. Remove marker C.
Cast on 4 (4, 8, 10, 14, 14, 14, 14) new sts onto right needle.
Knit to marker D, remove marker and place all sts on a holder. Cast on 4 (4, 8, 10, 14, 14, 14, 14)  new sts onto right needle. Now you are at marker A! Leave it in place. 

BODY
Work around in stockinette for approx. 25 (27) 27 (29) 31 (32) 34 (35) cm.  At this point, you can shorten or lengthen the sweater. See the measurements for the body length and adjust the stockinette section to your desired length.

COLORWORK PATTERN
The pattern has three color sections.
Color section 1: Work with colors A and B: K2 with color A, k2 with color B (see chart below).
Repeat each chart row 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) times.
Color section 2: Change to colors  B and C, and work as for section 1 for the same number of rnds.
Color section 3: Change to colors C and A and work as for  section 1 for the same number of rnds.
The pattern will be approx. 3¼ (2¾, 3¼, 3¼, 3½, 3½, 4, 4) in / 8 (7, 8, 8, 9, (9, 10, 10) cm long.
After completing pattern: change to needles U. S. 4 / 3.5 mm.  Knit 1 rnd with color A or C and then work the lower edge with A or C (your choice!)  for 1¼ in / 3 cm.
The body is approx. 14 (14¼, 15½, 15¾, 17, 17¼, 18½, 19) in /  36 (37, 39, 40, 43, 44, 47, 48) cm long including the lower edge.

SLEEEVES
Make both sleeves the same way.
Slip sleeve sts from holder to U. S. 6 / 4 mm dpn or Magic Loop circular.
With color A, pick up and knit 6 (6, 8, 10, 14, 18, 18, 18) sts along underarm. (On some sizes, there are 2 or 4 extra sts more than the new sts you cast on earlier – pick up and knit them on each side of the new sts.)
Place marker for beginning of rnd in the middle of the new sts.
Knit to end of rnd.

Decrease Rnd: K1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1, (2 sts decreased).
Repeat the decrease rnd every 11th  (12th,  8th, 8th, 6th, 5th, 5th, 4th) rnd.
Work a total of 8 (8, 12, 12, 16, 20, 20, 22) decrease rnds.
When sleeve measures  13 (13¾, 13¾, 14¼, 14¼, 14¼, 14¼, 14¼, 14¼) in / 33 (35, 35, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36) cm, 44 (48, 48, 52, 52, 52, 56, 56) sts remain.
Now work in color pattern following the same chart as for body for a total of 2 color sections
Don’t forget that most knitters need to go up in needle size to maintain the correct gauge for the colorwork section.
Change to U.S. 4 / 3.5 mm circular and work the third and last pattern section (this produces a gradually narrower sleeve).
Th pattern is a total of approx. 3¼ (2¾, 3¼, 3¼, 3½, 3½, 4, 4) in / 8 (7) 8 (8) 9 (9) 10 (10) cm long.
Change to color A, knit 1 rnd, at the same time decreasing 8 sts evenly spaced around.

Next rnd: With color A, work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 1¼ in /  3 cm. BO loosely in ribbing.
The sleeves, including cuffs, are approx. 17¼ (17¾, 18¼, 18½, 18¾, 19, 19, 19¼) in / 44 (45, 46, 47, 47.5 48, 48.5, 49) cm long. 

FINISHING
Weave in all ends neatly on wrong side.  The yarn will become very soft and smooth after washing.  Soak the sweater in lukewarm water with a little wool wash. Roll sweater in towel to remove excess water. Pat out to finished measurements and leave until completely dry. 

WASHING SWEATER
Hand-wash or machine-wash on wool setting. To remove food or other smells, rather than washing, air out overnight so the sweater will be like new. 

CHART
NOTE! The chart shows the sequence for size XS (see below for the number of rows for your size)
For the respective sizes, read below to find out how many rows of each color to work. Each section has the same number of stitches in length. 

Section 1: Work 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) rounds total with colors A and B
Section 2: Work 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) rounds total with colors B and C
Section 3: Work 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) rounds total with colors C and A

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Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
To avoid problems: Read entirely through the pattern before you begin. 
Gauge (tension): Always knit/crochet a gauge swatch according to the recommendations. If you get a different gauge, try with a smaller or larger needle size. If the gauge isn't correct the work may be a different shape and size.
To make it easier to follow the instructions, use a colored pencil or highlighter to mark your size.
Chart: To make it easier to follow the chart, use a ruler under the on-going row.
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.

Knitting
alt=alternately, approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, BO=bind off, cc=contrasting color, cn=cable needle, CO=cast on, col=color, cont=continue, dec=decrease, dpn(s)=double-pointed needles, fl=front loop, g st=garter stitch, inc=increase, k1f&b=knit in front and back loop of same stitch, k=knit (stitch), k2tog=knit two stitches together (right-slanting decrease), kw=knitwise, LH=left hand needle, m=marker, mm=millimeters, mc=main color, p=purl (stitch), patt=pattern, pm=place marker, pw=purlwise, rep=repeat, rnd(s)=round/rounds, RH=right hand needle, RM=remove marker, RS=right side, sl=slip, sl m=slip marker, ssk=slip, slip, knit, st(s)=stitches, St st=stockinette/stocking stitch, tog=together, WS=wrong side, wyib=with yarn in back, wyif=with yarn in front, yo=yarn over

Crocheting
approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, ch=chain stitch, col=color, cont=continue, dc=double crochet, dec=decrease, dtr=double treble crochet, fl=front loop, hdc=half double crochet, htr=half treble crochet, inc=increase, m=marker, mc=main color, rep=repeat, rnd/rnds=round/rounds, RS=right side, sc=single crochet, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, tr=treble crochet, tr tr=triple treble crochet, WS=wrong side, yo=yarn over

The range of movement for the garments in our patterns varies depending on the garment type, shape and design. In order to find the right size, we recommend that you first measure all measurements directly on the body, according to the tables below. Then you decide the size of the garment yourself, based on how much movement you want the garment to have.

Chest (a), waist (b) and hips (c) are measured around the body. 
Children's clothing is measured in centilong (cl),which is the same as the childs length. 
Premature = Children born before the week of pregnancy 38.

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