The Northland Sweater is worked from the top down. The first part of the yoke is worked back and forth on a circular needle to shape the neckline, then the work is joined to continue knitting in the round. The construction of the yoke begins with shoulder increases on both right side and wrong side rows, continues with sleeve increases and ends with classic raglan increases. The rib edge at the neck is worked at the end from stitches that are picked up. The sleeves are worked in the round on double-pointed needles or on a long circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. The Northland Sweater is worked seamlessly and requires no finishing other than weaving in ends.
Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge. Note that the swatch needs to be washed and blocked before measuring the gauge, as the recommended yarn relaxes when washed.
The Northland Sweater is designed to have approx. 10 cm [4 inches] of positive ease. Sizes S (M) L (XL) 2XL are intended for a bust circumference of approx. 90 (95) 100 (110) 120 cm [35½ (37½) 39½ (43¼) 47¼ inches]. Measure the intended recipient using a measuring tape around the widest part of their torso to determine which size to knit. Example: If they measure 100 cm [39½ inches] around the bust (or their widest part), you should knit a size L.
Sizes: S (M) L (XL) 2XL
Bust circumference: 96 (106) 113 (120) 127 cm [37¾ (41¾) 44½ (47¼) 50 inches]
Length: 68 (69) 71 (71) 71 cm [26¾ (27¼) 28 (28) 28 inches] (measured mid back)
Gauge: 17 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 5 mm [US8] needles after blocking
Needles: Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 60 and 80 and/or 100 cm [24 and 32 and/or 40 inches], 4.5 mm [US7] / 80 or 100 cm [32 and 40 inches], 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 cm [16 inches] needles; Double-pointed needles: 5 mm [US8] and 4.5 mm [US7] needles
Yarn: 200-250 (250) 250 (250) 250-300 g Isager Tweed by Isager Yarn (50 g = 200 m [219 yds]) held together with 125 (125) 125 (125) 125-150 g Angel by Permin (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]) or Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Sensai by Ito (20 g = 240 m [262 yds]) (Note: If you use Sensai, less yarn is needed due to yardage)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
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The brown Northland Sweater is knitted in Tweed by Isager in the color Chocolate held together with Angel by Permin in the color Olivenbrun .
M1R on the RS:
M1L on the RS:
M1R on the WS:
M1L on the WS:
Put the sleeves to rest:
Avoid hole at startup on sleeve:
Picking up stitches for neck egde: