This knitting pattern is in English.
The September Sweater is worked from the top down in brioche stitch. First the back is worked back and forth while stitches are cast on for the neck and increases are worked at either side of the work. Then stitches are picked up for the shoulders, which are worked separately and then joined for the front. Once the front and back of the yoke have been finished, they are joined at the underarm for the body, which is worked in the round on a circular needle. After this, stitches are picked up and knitted around the armholes and the sleeves are worked in the round on a short circular needle. At the end, stitches are picked up and knitted along the neck edge, and a rib edge is worked. This rib is folded over and sewn down on the inside of the sweater. This makes the September Sweater completely free of finishing, apart from the sewing down of the folded neck edge.
Knit a swatch before beginning the project to check if the recommended needle size gives you the correct gauge. Brioche stitch can be hard to measure, as it is very stretchy, so take care to measure several times, most importantly after blocking.
The September Sweater is designed to have a slightly oversized fit with approx. 15-20 cm [6-8 inches] of positive ease. Sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL are intended for a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ inches]. Measure yourself using a measuring tape to determine which size to knit. Example: If you measure 94 cm [37 inches] around the widest part of your bust (or belly, if this is the widest part of your body), this would mean you should knit a size M.
Please note that brioche stitch will stretch slightly width-wise with use and washing, so take into account that your September Sweater will grow approx. 4-8 cm [1½-3 inches] in circumference over time, compared to the measurements given in the pattern.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
Bust circumference: 98 (103) 107 (113) 120 (127) 137 cm [38½ (40½) 42 (44½) 47¼ (50) 54 inches]
Length: 56 (58) 59 (64) 70 (72) 75 cm [22 (22¾) 23¼ (25¼) 27½ (28¼) 29½ inches](measured mid back including folded neck edge)
Gauge: 12 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in brioche stitch with 3 strands of silk mohair on 5 mm needles (or the required needle size to obtain gauge), after blocking (note that 28 rows in brioche stitch count as 14 knit stitches)
Needles: Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 40, 60, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24, 32 and/or 40 inches], 4.5 mm [US7] / 80 or 100 cm [32 or 40 inches], and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 cm [16 inches] Double-pointed needles: 4.5 mm [US7]
Materials: 250 (275) 300 (325) 350 (375) 400 g Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Brushed Lace by Mohair By Canard (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]) or Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [323 yds]).
Note: Three strands of yarn are held together throughout (the given yardage amounts are the total yardage needed).
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
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In this pattern the following techniques are used:
Beginning brioche stitch:
Increase in brioche:
Brioche in the round:
Decrease towards right:
Decrease towards left:
Tubular bind off:
Picking up stitches for the shoulder: