This pattern is in English.
The Stockholm Sweater is knit from the top down in stockinette stitch with two strands of silk/mohair lace weight yarn held together. You begin by working the top of the back flat, after which stitches are picked up along the cast on edge for the shoulders. Each shoulder is knit separately and shaped using short rows, so they slope neatly. The front and back of the sweater are joined under the armholes, thereafter the body is knit in the round. For the sleeves, stitches are picked up along the arm holes, and then knit in the round to the cuff on DPNs or a circular needle using Magic Loop.Finally stitches are picked up along the neck opening, and a rib collar is knit, folded over, and sewn down on the wrong side. The Stockholm sweater requires no other finishing than sewing down the neckband.
The Stockholm Sweater is designed to be worn with a positive ease of approximately 15 cm at the bust. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL correspond to bust measurements of around 85 (90) 95 (100) 110 cm, and have those extra 15 cm of positive ease built into the pattern (as you can see from the finished measurements). Measure yourself before starting this project to find out which size will fit your body best.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL
Bust circumference: 100 (105) 110 (115) 125 cm
Length: Measured at the centre back incl. rib neckband: 54 (56) 58 (62) 65 cm
Gauge: 21 sts x 31 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles = 10 x 10 cm
Suggested needle size: 4 mm and 3.5 mm / 80-100 cm circular needles, 3 mm / 40 cm circular needles, 4 mm and 3.5 mm double pointed needles (DPNs) if not using magic loop for the sleeves
Materials: 200 (225) 250 (275) 325 g Silk Mohair from Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m) or Brushed Lace from Mohair By Canard (25 g = 210 m) or Tilia from Filcolana (25 g = 210 m) or Kid Seta from Gepard Garn (25 g = 210 m)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
The brown Stockholm Sweater is knitted in two threads of Silk Mohair from Isager in the color 63.
The red Stockholm sweater is knitted in Silk Mohair from Isager Garn in color 28.
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The Oslo Sweater and the Stockholm Sweater looks like each other, but they differ in construction. Stockholm Sweater is knit from the top down. Stitches are cast on for both the shoulders and the neck. Then the back is knit right down as a rectangle. The good fit is achieved with short rows in the front.
This is in contrast to the Oslo Sweater where stitches are cast on only for the neck. Then the back is knit front and back on a circular needle with increases i each side to form a trapeze shaped back.
In this pattern the following techniques are used:
German Short Rows:
Picking up stitches for the shoulder:
Picking up stitches (neck band):