Zipper Sweater by PetiteKnit, No 1 + Silk mohair kit
The Zipper Sweater is worked from the top down. The collar is worked in rib, then folded double and knitted together. The yoke is worked with raglan increases, first back and forth on circular needles to create the slit for the zipper, then in the round on the circular needles. The body and the sleeves are worked in the round. Finally, a facing for the zipper is worked from resting stitches, so the zipper, after being sewn in, also looks presentable from the WS. The zipper is sewn in between the two layers of knitting – either by hand or on a sewing machine.
Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge.
The Zipper Sweater is designed to have approx. 35 cm of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 35 cm 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.
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 88 cm 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 123 cm which in the given example would give you 35 cm of positive ease.
The knitting kit contains:Yarn for the selected size and a printed pattern, which you'll receive physically with your yarn. The zipper is not included.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 116 (123) 129 (133) 140 (152) 160 (172) 180 cm
Length: 61 (63) 65 (66) 66 (67) 67 (68) 68 cm (measured mid back excl. collar)
300 (300) 350 (350) 350 (400) 400 (400) 450 Önling No 1, 75% Merino Superfine Super 100s Wool and 25% Angora, 50 g = approximately 180m
125 (125) 125 (150) 150 (150) 175 (175) 175 g Önling No 10, 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 25 g = approximately 210m
Gauge: 15 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on 5 mm needles after wash and blocking
16-17 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm in half-twisted rib (k1 tbl, p1) on 5 mm needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib edges at cuff and hem)
21-22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm in half-twisted rib (k1 tbl, p1) on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib collar)
Worked with one thread No 1 and one thread No 10 throughout.
Circular needles: 5 mm / 40, 60 and 80 or 100 cm and 4 mm / 80 cm.
Double-pointed needles: 5 mm and 4.5 mm (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)
Zipper 6 cm, 25 mm (NOT included in this kit)
The beige Zipper Sweater in the picture is knitted in Peruvian Higland wool in the color Chai from Filcolana and Soft Silk Mohair in the color Trench coat from Sysleriget.
The price of the yarn kit is calculated based on the amount of yarn included, which is the amount we have used to knit the design according to the above measurements. Should you need more yarn, additional yarn can be purchased at regular prices by placing an order and state lot number in the comment box at checkout. All designs have been thoroughly calculated and tested.
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