The Storm Sweater is worked from the top down in a texture pattern. First, the back yoke is worked and shaped using short rows to form the slope of the shoulders. After this, stitches are picked up and knitted for each shoulders, which are then joined to form the front yoke. The front and back yoke are joined to form the body, which is worked straight down in the round. The sleeves are worked in the round on double-pointed needles or on a circular needle using the Magic Loop technique. A rib edge is worked along the neck, folded double and knitted down. The Storm Sweater is worked in a texture pattern which has four different segments. Begin by knitting a swatch to determine which needle size will give you the correct gauge – please note that both the stitch gauge and the row gauge needs to be correct for the sweater to end up having the measurements given at the top of the pattern. The swatch can be worked using the chart in the pattern.
The Storm Sweater is designed to have approx. 26 cm [10¼ inches] of positive ease in the smaller sizes and then gradually less positive ease in the larger sizes. The sizes XXS (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL) 4XL (5XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 75-80 (80-85) 85-90 (90-95) 95-100 (100-110) 110-120 (120-130) 130-140 (140-150) cm [29½-31½ (31½-33½) 33½-35½ (35½-37½) 37½-39½ (39½-43¼) 43¼-47¼ (47¼-51¼) 51¼-55 (55-59) inches]. The measurements for the finished sweater are listed on the front page of the pattern. Please note that these measurements are only achieved if the correct gauge is maintained throughout. Measure yourself before starting your project, to determine which size will fit you the best. 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 116 cm [45¾ inches] which in the given example would give you 26 cm [10¼ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XXS (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL) 4XL (5XL)
Bust circumference: 108 (112) 116 (120) 120 (124) 132 (140) 152 (160) cm [42½ (44) 45¾ (47¼) 47¼ (48¾) 52 (55) 59¾ (63) inches]
Length: 56 (58) 60 (61) 62 (64) 66 (68) 70 (72) cm [22 (22¾) 23½ (24) 24½ (25¼) 26 (26¾) 27½ (28¼) inches] measured mid back excl. neck edge
Gauge: 20 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in texture pattern on 4 mm [US6] needle after wash and blocking
Needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40, 60, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24, 32 and/or 40 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 32 and/or 40 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4]
Materials: 650 (700-750) 750 (750) 800 (800) 850 (850) 900 (950) g Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 91 m [98 yds])
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 grey Storm Sweater is knitted in Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn in the color Ash melange .
German Short Rows:
Picking up stitches for shoulder:
Backwards loop method:
Picking up stitches for sleeve:
Picking up stitches for neck edge:
Double knitting in the neck edge:
Knit down the neck edge: