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 armholes, 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 ribbed collar is knit, folded over, and sewn down on the wrong side. The Stockholm Sweater requires no other finishing than sewing down the neckband.
Please knit and wet block a gauge swatch before starting to find the right needle size that gives you the required gauge.
The Stockholm Sweater is designed to have approx. 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 15 cm [6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].
The measurements for the finished garment can be found on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 105 cm [41¼ inches], which in the given example would give you 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease.
The model in the photos is wearing a size XS and has a bust circumference of 82 cm [32¼ inches] and is 164 cm [approx. 5 feet 4 inches] tall.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 101 (105) 110 (116) 126 (135) 145 (156) 166 cm [39¾ (41¼) 43¼ (45¾) 49½ (53¼) 57 (61½) 65¼ inches]
Length: Measured at the centre back incl. rib neckband: 54 (56) 58 (62) 65 (68) 72 (73) 75 cm [21¼ (22) 22¾ (24½) 25½ (26¾) 28¼ (28¾) 29½ inches]
Gauge: 21 sts x 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles
Suggested needle: 4 mm and 3.5 mm [US6 and 4] / 80 or 100 cm [32 or 40 inches] circular needles, 3 mm [US2.5] / 40 cm [16 inches] circular needles, 4 mm and 3.5 mm [US6 and 4] double pointed needles (DPNs) if not using the Magic Loop-technique for the sleeves
Materials: 200 (225) 250 (275) 325 (350) 375 (425) 425-450 g Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m) or Brushed Lace by Mohair by Canard (25 g = 210 m) or Tilia by Filcolana (25 g = 210 m) or Kid Seta by Gepard Garn (25 g = 210 m) or Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m). Note: Two strand of yarn are held together throughout. The given yardage amounts are the total yardage needed.
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.
The brown Stockholm Sweater is knitted in Silk Mohair by Isager in color 63.
The blue Stockholm Sweater is knitted in Silk Mohair by Isager in color 100.
Picking up stitches for left shoulder:
German Short Rows:
Increases on left shoulder:
Picking up stitches for right shoulder:
Increases on the right shoulder:
Backward Loop Method:
Picking up stitches for sleeve:
Picking up stitches for neck:
Elastic thread in folded neck edge: