The Zipper Sweater for Men 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 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.
Zipper Sweater – Man is designed to have approx. 20 cm of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 20 cm larger in circumference than the chest measurement of the person you are knitting it for. The fit is oversized.
If you prefer a less oversized fit, a smaller size can be chosen. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 86-91 (91-96) 96-101 (101-107) 107-113 (113-119) 119-124 (124-132) cm
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure the recipient of the sweater to determine which size to knit. For example, if the recipient measures 103 cm around his chest (or around the widest part of his upper body) you would knit a size L. A size L sweater has a bust circumference of 125 cm which in the given example would give the sweater 22 cm of positive ease. For a less oversized fit a size M would be chosen, as a finished size M sweater would have 16 cm of positive ease
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL)
Bust circumference: 110 (112) 119 (125) 132 (136) 141 (148) cm
Length: 67 (67) 69 (70) 70 (72) 75 (76) cm (measured mid back excl. collar)
350 (350) 350 (350) 400 (400) 400 (450) g Önling No 1, 75% Merino Superfine Super 100s Wool and 25% Angora, 50 g = approximately 180m
250 (250) 275 (275) 300 (300) 300 (325) g Önling No 2, 100% Merino Superfine Super 100s Wool, 25 g = approximately 120m
(The Zipper Sweater for men in the picture is knitted in Hyrdegarn from Hjelholts Uldspinderi in the color Marine blue.)
Zipper 6 mm, 35 cm (Not included in this kit)
Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on 5 mm needles after wash and blocking
16-17 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm in 1x1 rib (k1, 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 [4 x 4 inches] in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib collar)
Worked with one thread of No 1 and one thread No 2 throughout.
Circular needles: 5 mm / 40, 60 and 80 or 100 cm and two circular needles 4 mm / 80 cm. Double-pointed needles: 5 mm and 4.5 mm (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)
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.
PetiteKnit has with her simple, nordic style and beautiful designs, fitting for any wardrobe, taken the Danish knitting community by storm, and is one of Denmarks most popular knitting designers. She has a big and wide selection of designs to chose between. See more from PetiteKnit or see all of our knitting kits here.
Wool can last for years, but it requires good care. Washing is tough on your woolen garments and in general wool needs to be washed much less than other materials as it has a self-cleaning effect. Often it is enough to hang your woolen sweater / garment outside in the humid weather or bring it with you into the bathroom, when you take a long, hot shower - the steam will often be enough to freshen it up it and remove any unwanted odors.
Specifically for knitwear knitted in Önling's Everyday Kit
Neither Önling No 12 nor No 13, is pre-washed when you receive it on cones. You get the best result if you soak your finished knitted garment in lukewarm water for approx. 2 hours. Then wash the garment as you would otherwise with washing detergent for wool, either by hand or on a wool program in your washing machine. Dry it by laying it flat.
Specifically for knitwear knitted in Önling's Silk kit
As the Silk Kit from Önling contains 3 different qualities (linen, wool and silk), we recommend that you always wash your silk sweater / garment by hand, to avoid it changing shape or appearance during wash. The three qualities will react differently to water, temperatures, etc. Önling can not take responsibility for the result if you wash your silk sweater in the washing machine. Your garment made from the silk kit should NOT be spun or tumble dried. Instead, dry it by laying it flat.
We serve customers worldwide!
Unfortunately, regulation, distances and language barriers make this a complex task, so in order to best serve all our customers we have set up 3 different web shops targeted to different countries.
Önling is based in Denmark, part of the European Union, so the main distinction is that we have to charge Danish VAT of 25% when selling to countries within the EU. Customers from countries outside of the European Union can purchase our products without paying VAT. Customers within the EU should therefore visit our EU store, whereas customers outside the EU should visit our international INT store. Both these stores are in English, so in addition to this we have a web shop in Danish for our Danish customers (who also pay VAT).
So where do we ship to?
int.oenling.com - International store (Prices ex VAT, charged in $)
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United States.
eu.oenling.com - European store (Prices incl. VAT, charged in €)
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
oenling.com - Danish store, Danish language (Prices incl. VAT, charged in DKK)
If your country is not on the list please contact us so we can set up shipping to you as well!