Sommarkoftan (Summer Cardigan) 2019
Sommarkoftan (Summer Cardigan) 2019
The Summer Cardigan is a seamless sweater worked from the top down with two-color stranded knitting and fine details such as pockets and braid edgings! The pattern invites a wealth of variations, providing inspiration for any knitter. It will also be a fun learning challenge for anyone wanting to take the plunge and knit their first large garment!
Designer: Maja Karlsson
Photo: Maja Karlsson
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
SIZES Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Chest: approx. 31½ (34¾, 37¾, 41, 45, 48¾) in / 80 (88, 96, 104, 114, 124) cm
Length: approx. 21¾ (21¾, 22, 22¾, 22¾, 23¼) in / 55 (55, 56, 58, 58, 59) cm
Yarn: CYCA #2 (sport), Kambgarn (100% Merino wool, 163 yd/150 m / 50 g) or a similar size yarn in Järbo yarn group 3.
Yarn Colors and Amounts:
Main Color (MC) – Aqua 38130: approx. 400 (400, 450, 450, 500, 550) g
Contrast Color (CC) – Sandshell 38109: approx. 100 (150, 150, 150, 150, 200) g
Needles: U. S. sizes 4 and 6 / 3.5 and 4 mm: 32 in / 80 cm circulars and set of 5 dpn for sleeves
Gauge: approx. 24 sts and 29 rows in stockinette and pattern on larger size needles = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm.
Adjust needle sizes to obtain correct gauge if necessary.
Notions: 8 buttons 3/8-5/8 inch / 1-1.5 cm diameter; 60 in / 150 cm long decorative ribbon for lining the button/buttonhole bands; sewing thread for sewing down the cut steek edges.
Virkning arb=arbetet, avigs/AS=avigsidan, bakst=bakstycke, bf/bfg=bottenfärg, bmb=bakre maskbågen, cm:s=centimeters, dst=dubbelstolpe, enl=enligt, fg=färg, fmb=främre maskbågen, flm/LM=flytta markör/lyft markör, fm=fast maska/fasta maskor, förkl=förklaringar, ggr=gånger, hopt=hoptagning, hopv=hopvirkade, hst=halvstolpe, kantm=kantmaska, lm=luftmaska, lmb=luftmaskbåge, m=maska/maskor, mb=maskbåge, mf/mfg=mönsterfärg, omsl=omslag, plm/PM=placera markör, rest=resterande, räts/RS=rätsidan, st=stolpe, st-gr=stolpgrupp, sm=smygmaska, tills=tillsammans, uppr=upprepa, v=varv, v:s=varvs, ytterl=ytterligare, ökn=ökning, 3-dst=tredubbel stolpe, 5-lmb=luftmaskbåge med 5 lm
To avoid questions: Before you begin knitting, read through the pattern.
Stitch count: Always knit or crochet a gauge swatch as recommended in the pattern. If your stitch count doesn’t match the gauge given in the pattern, try again with larger or smaller needles or hook. If your gauge doesn’t match that in the pattern, your item will not be the correct size or shape.
Highlight the size you will knit or crochet throughout the pattern to make it easier to follow the instructions.
Charts: It will be easier to follow a chart if you mark your row with a ruler and magnetic board or sticky note.
Ease: The amount of ease included in our garments varies depending on the type and shape of the garment. To determine the right size, we recommend that you first measure your body. Then you can calculate the garment size depending on how much ease you want the garment to have. The schematics for each piece show all the garment measurements.
Two-color stranded knitting: When knitting more than 3-4 stitches of the same color, twist the color strands around each other on the wrong side to avoid long strands or “floats” on the back. If the yarns need to be twisted on several rows/rounds, make sure you do not stack the twists in the same place to prevent the yarns from showing through on the right side.
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).
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.