Knitting pattern for Iridia sweater
Iridia means colorful - and that's exactly what this pretty sweater is. Iridia is worked with 3 strands of yarn and the pattern explains how compose the nice color fades by alternating colors of the 3 strands of yarn.
The sweater is slightly oversized with a nice shoulder detail for a great fit. The model is knitted bottom down with german short rows for shaping and a draping back line at the bottom ribbing.
You can buy a specially composed knitting kit for Iridia, where you get Önling No 12 and Önling No 20 in 3 predefined color combinations. You need to add your own mohair scraps to the kit.
Chest: (102)108(115)120(128)135(145) cm / approx. (40.25)42.5(45.25)47.25(50.5)53.25(57) inches
Length: (53)54(55)56(57)58(59) cm / approx.
Underarm sleeve length, long sleeve: (46)46(46)46(45)44(43) cm approx. (18)18(18)18(17.75)17.25(17) inches
Choose a size 15-20 cm bigger than your bust size.
You need approx. (750)790(825)870(900)960(1020) meters or (820)865(900)950(985)1050(1120) yards of each of the three qualities A, B and C or corresponding qualities that lets you meet the gauge of 16 sts x 20 rows on 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches)
A: Önling No. 12, 55% Wool, 45% Cotton from Önling, 115 g / 800 m
B: Önling No. 20, 100% Shetland wool, approx 225m/50g
C: Önling No. 10, 70% Mohair, 30% Silk from Önling, 25 g / 210 m
To achieve the same expression as the knitted model you nneed the foloowing amount of colours in each yarn quality:
Col B: 5 colours with a nice color difference between them.
Col C: min. 5 colors, preferable 10-15. 10 colors can be down to 15-25 meters.
Find inspiration for color combinations in the Iridia yarn kit, where you get Önling No 12 and Önling No 20 in 3 predefined color combinations.
16 stitches and 20 rows/rounds of stockinette stitch on needle size 10, 10 x 10 cm / 2.5 inches.
Recommended needle size 5 and 6 mm (US size 8 and 10). Circular needles and DPN or magic loop for sleeves. Stitch markers
The sweater is knitted top-down in the round with a crocheted, provisional cast-on and German short rows for a nice neck shaping. The top of the sweater is shaped with raglan increases, the body and sleeves are separated and the body finishes with German short rows to create a slightly drooped back. Sleeves are knitted in the round.
You can easily regulate length of body and sleeves.
The pattern is a PDF file. Immediately after purchase you will be able to download the pattern directly from the purchase confirmation page. You will also receive an e-mail with a link to your pattern, and the pattern will be available here at the site via your personal account - so remember to create an account :-) Read more about digital knitting patterns here.
Designed by Katrine Hannibal and Nina Larsson for Önling.